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Join us celebrating CISA Convocation in-person on Monday, December 13, 2021! 

Graduate Commencement

Monday, December 13, 2021

9:00 a.m.

Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, AZ 

Undergraduate Commencement

Monday, December 13, 2021

3:00 p.m.

Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

For details on Commencement, please visit

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Convocation

Monday, December 13, 2021

8:00 p.m.

Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, AZ

Convocation is an exclusive ceremony that individually recognizes graduates from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. Tickets are not required for this event. Below you will find important information regarding your convocation ceremony. We look forward to making this graduation ceremony a memorable event for you and your family.

All graduates will check in at the southwest plaza across from the west tunnel of Desert Financial Arena, then proceed into the tunnel. Plan on arriving at least one (1) hour before the start of the ceremony on December 13. Please note that an ASU ID is required to access the arena—if you do not have one, a driver’s license or other state or federally issued ID will suffice.

A maroon cap and gown, and tassel (plus hood if applicable) are required to participate and can be purchased from any Sun Devil Campus Store. See below for Grad Fair dates.


Graduates must RSVP through My ASU by November 18. The RSVP link will be available under the graduation tab in My ASU after October 18. It appears after applications to graduate are approved. Only graduates who RSVP will be permitted to participate in the convocation ceremony on Tuesday, December 13, 2021.

Applying for Graduation

Students must apply for graduation in the Graduation Office (Student Services Building, room 140) or apply online by October 1, 2021 in order to avoid paying a late fee and to have their names printed in the electronic copy of the Commencement and Convocation program (see Program section below). Students must apply to graduate with the Graduation Office in addition to submitting an RSVP for the ceremony through My ASU.

Graduation Regalia

Stay up to date with where to buy your ASU graduation regalia (your gown, cap, tassel (and hood for graduate students)) and any memorabilia (class ring, diploma frame, etc.) by visiting the Herff-Jones website. You can purchase during the Virtual Grad Fair to get discounted packages!

Virtual Grad Fair starts: October 15, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. MST (Arizona Time)

Virtual Grad Fair ends: October 24, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. MST (Arizona Time)

How to attend: Keep an eye on your inbox as graduating students will receive an email on Friday, October 15 with a unique link directing them to the Virtual Grad Fair.

If you are an on-site student graduating with honors, you can pick up your honor cords at any University Registrar Services location. If you are an ASU Online student, you will receive an email with additional information about honor cords and ceremonies after you apply to graduate. 

If you are unable to attend the Virtual Grad Fair, you can purchase your regalia online through our official regalia vendor, Herff Jones, before November 15. Please note that after the Virtual Grad Fair ends,  graduation packages will be full price.

Note: Orders will be delivered to home addresses, not the ASU bookstore.

All four Sun Devil Campus Stores will have graduation products available for purchase until graduation.

For questions about the Virtual Grad Fair, you can email or call 480-219-3247.

See How to Dress for Graduation for videos on properly wearing your cap and gown.


Once you have RSVP’d through MyASU, the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts will receive confirmation of your participation in the ceremony along with your degree information. When you arrive at Desert Financial Arena on the day of the ceremony, you will check in at the southwest plaza and receive a personalized card. At the appropriate time during the ceremony, you will be asked to stand and proceed to the stage. As you approach the stage, you will hand your card to the scanner on the ramp. When your name is announced, you will walk across the stage and shake hands with the dean and head of the faculty group in which your degree is based.


The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Convocation program appears within the ASU Commencement program. Names of students who applied by the application deadline (October 1) will appear in the electronic copy of the ASU Commencement and Convocation program.

Order copies of the final booklet with names listed.

If you want to participate in a College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Convocation held in the semester before you officially graduate and are approved to do so, please note that your name will not appear in the ASU Commencement and Convocation program until the semester you actually graduate. August graduates’ names will appear in the December program.


GradImages will take professional photographs of all graduates at the college Convocation. Graduates will receive proofs and a price list within a few days after the ceremony. Graduates may pre-register their email address with GradImages.


For University Commencement on Monday, December 13, free parking is available in Packard Garage, Stadium Garage and Lots 57 and 59.

For College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Convocation on Monday, December 13, free parking is available in Packard Garage and Lot 59.

You can view the location of these parking options on the campus map. Be sure to review this important information regarding traffic delays and road closures in Tempe.

Disabled parking is available. A disabled placard or license plate is required to park in these areas. For more information about disabled parking, please contact ASU Parking and Transportation Services online or at 480-965-6407.

Disabled Seating and Special Assistance

Desert Financial Arena’s disabled seating is located on the interior concourse level of the arena. To assure disabled seating for all who need to be accommodated, we ask that other guests be seated in the rows directly in front of the disabled seating areas. We recommend that disabled guests arrive promptly at least one hour before the ceremony to reserve one of these spaces in the arena. We cannot reserve these spaces in advance, but the arena staff will be glad to assist you when you arrive to best accommodate your needs. Wheelchair checkout will be available at the north entrance of Desert Financial Arena—a photo ID will be required.

Closed captioning of the ceremony will be provided, and Desert Financial Arena is wheelchair accessible. If you need another form of special assistance, please contact the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at


Diplomas are mailed to your home address on file with the university approximately 10 weeks after graduation. Please check with the Graduation Office for additional information about diplomas.

Can I request a diploma cover?

Yes. Diploma covers are traditionally handed out during the CISA Convocation ceremony. If you plan to attend the Convocation ceremony, you will receive your diploma cover when you cross the stage. If you decide not to participate in a ceremony at all, fill out this diploma cover request form and a cover will be mailed to you.


Check out the ASU Graduation FAQ page.

Still have questions? Please contact the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at 480-965-1970 or for more information. 



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