Convocation ceremonies & celebrations

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Spring 2020

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Event Timeline:
Graduates Report to Check-in: 8:00 am
Arena Doors Open: 8:00 am
Ceremony Begins: 9:00 am
Ceremony Ends: Approx. 11:00 am

Location: Desert Financial Arena (formerly Wells Fargo Arena)

600 E Veterans Way, Tempe, AZ 85281



* CLEAR BAG POLICY *  To enhance public safety and make event venue access more efficient, ASU adopted a Clear Bag Policy for all graduation celebrations. Guests and Graduates may bring in one (1) clear bag no larger than 12" x 6" x 12" or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Guests and Graduates are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy. Please refer to ASU's Clear Bag Policy Details for more information.

Live Stream: If you have family or friends who cannot attend the ceremony in person, the event will be available via live stream. You can "watch and tweet" with other viewers by watching ASU Live on Ustream.  Use #ASUlive to post at during the event.

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of undergraduate, graduate and doctorate students from the following programs within the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions: School of Community Resources and Development, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs and School of Social Work.

Tickets: Guest tickets are NOT required.  RSVP is required for graduates that want to walk at the ceremony.

Please note: All communication regarding ASU Commencement and other graduation ceremonies are communicated via ASU e-mail accounts.  It is your responsibility to check that account and familiarize yourself with the deadlines associated with all ASU ceremonies.

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Frequently asked questions about convocation, please click here: SPRING 2020 FAQ

Spring 2019 Archival Video: To view the Spring 2019 event, click here