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Undergraduate Commencement
Monday, December 16, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, AZ

Graduate Commencement
Monday, December 16, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, AZ

For details on Commencement, please visit

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Convocation
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
7:00 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 the day of the event. 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 ASU Bookstore. See below for Grad Fair dates.


Graduates must RSVP through My ASU by December 4. The RSVP link will be available under the graduation tab in My ASU after October 14. It appears after applications to graduate are approved. Only graduates who RSVP will be permitted to participate in the convocation ceremony on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Applying for Graduation

Students must apply for graduation in the Graduation Office (SSV 140) or apply online by October 4, 2019 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). 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 you need to buy all your ASU graduation regalia and memorabilia (class ring, diploma frame, etc.) by visiting the Herff-Jones website. You can purchase online or visit any ASU bookstore during Grad Fair to  get discounted packages and free giveaways! All times are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
Tempe campus
Tuesday, October 22 - Wednesday, October 23
Downtown Phoenix campus
Thursday, October 24
Polytechnic campus
Tuesday, October 29
West campusWednesday, October 30
*ASU Online
Friday, November 1, 7:00 a.m. (MST) - Sunday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. (MST)
If you are a student graduating with honors, you can pick up your honor cords from the Registrar’s office.
*Eligible full-time online students will receive an email regarding how to access the Online Grad Fair.
If you are unable to attend a Grad Fair, you can purchase your regalia online through our official regalia vendor, Herff Jones before November 17. After this date, graduation regalia can only be purchased at the Sun Devil campus bookstores. Note: Orders will be delivered to home addresses, not the ASU bookstore.

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 announcer. When your name is called, you will walk across the stage and shake hands with the Dean and head of the department in which your degree is from.


The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Convocation program appears with the Commencement program. Names of students who did not apply by the application deadline (October 4) will not appear in the electronic copy of the ASU Commencement and Convocation program. Order copies of the final book with names listed HERE.

If you want to participate in a College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Convocation held in the semester before you 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.

Graduation Day Flowers

Leis and bouquets will be sold at the convocation ceremony. However, pre-orders for pick-up before the ceremony are encouraged so students can wear their leis on stage and in pictures. Click HERE to access the Graduation Day Flowers' pre-order page.


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


For University Commencement on Monday, December 16, free parking is available in Packard Garage and Lots 57, 58, 59.

For Convocation on Tuesday, December 17, free parking is available in Packard Garage and Lots 57, 58, 59. 

Lot 58 on the east side of the arena is reserved for individuals with disabilities. Reservations are not necessary.

Visit the ASU interactive map for location details.


Diplomas are mailed to your home address on file with the university approximately 10 weeks after graduation.

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 would be glad to assist you when you arrive to best accommodate your needs. Wheelchair checkout will be available at the north entrance—a photo ID will be required.

Closed captioning 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 480-965-1970 or for more information.

Please contact us at 480-965-1970 or for more information on the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts convocation ceremony.