College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Convocation

It's time to celebrate!

Graduate Commencement

Monday, May 8, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, AZ 

Undergrad Commencement

Monday, May 8, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field, Tempe, AZ

CISA Convocation

Thursday, May 11, 2023, 9 am.
Desert Financial Arena, Tempe AZ

Convocation details

Thursday, May 11| 9:00 a.m. | Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, AZ

Convocation is an exclusive ceremony that individually recognizes graduates from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

For graduates and guests


Tickets are not issued for this event. Invite your friends and family to attend this joyous occasion!


Free parking is available near Desert Financial Arena and Sun Devil Stadium in Packard Drive South Structure, Lot 58, and Lot 59There are also paid parking options nearby.

Check on Tempe road conditions and closures before you head over to the arena.

Security and safety

clear bag policy will be in effect at CISA Convocation, and Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement ceremonies. Please review the ASU Bag Policy for a list of prohibited items. 

As of March 14, 2022, face coverings will not be required across ASU campuses, except in a few locations (e.g., in healthcare settings). Anyone (faculty, staff, students and visitors) on an ASU campus location may choose to wear a face-covering at any time.

Accessible seating and special assistance

Accessible seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Family and friends accompanying someone requiring accessible seating are invited to sit in the rows directly in front of this section. It is recommended that you arrive at least one hour before the ceremony to secure your spot. 

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.

If you need another form of special assistance, please contact the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at

For graduates only


Plan on arriving by 8 a.m. on May 11 to allow for check-in lines. 

As your family and friends make their way into Desert Financial Arena, all graduates should head over to check in at tables outside the southeast entrance of Sun Devil Stadium. Once checked in, you'll proceed to the west tunnel of Desert Financial Arena to be seated with other students in your major.   

A maroon cap and gown, and tassel are required to participate and can be purchased from any Sun Devil Campus Store

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.

What you can expect

To participate in CISA Convocation, you need to register using the link found on your My ASU page. Your registration ensures that your name will be read as you accept your diploma cover and cross the stage. 

Upon arrival on the evening of the CISA Convocation ceremony, you will check in and receive your personalized reader card before proceeding to the west tunnel of Desert Financial Arena.

Ushers will guide you to your degree program's seating area on the arena floor.

At the appropriate time during the ceremony, you will be asked to proceed to the stage. There will be a photo taken at the base of the ramp; you will receive your diploma cover and be directed up the ramp to the stage.

As you approach the stage, you will share your reader card with the person running the scanner at the first podium. When your name is announced, you will cross the stage and stop for a photo. You will then exit the stage.

Your diploma will be mailed to your home address on file with the university 8-10 weeks after graduation.



Commencement checklist

Can't make the ceremony?

Get social!

Use #ASUGrad #CISAGrad when posting your celebration to social media for a chance to be featured on ASU’s and CISA’s social media accounts.

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Have additional questions?

Visit the ASU Graduation FAQ page.

Or contact the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at 480-965-1970 or for more information.