At this time, we have made no decision to cancel graduation ceremonies. Please know that we will be continuously assessing the circumstances arising from the presence of the COVID-19 virus in the United States and will make a determination later based upon those circumstances. We will keep everyone informed as decisions are made.

Keep checking the ASU COVID-19 webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Clear Bag Policy
Ceremonies held in Desert Financial Arena (formerly Wells Fargo Arena) have adopted the Clear Bag Policy
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Before the ceremony


All graduates must wear their ASU cap and gown during the ceremony.

We recommend wearing sensible shoes. You will be walking up/down steep ramps and/or stairs before the ceremony begins and during the ceremony.

You will be given the traditional Hispanic Convocation sash when you check-in.

Do not bring purses or backpacks. There is no storage available. You must carry anything you bring to the ceremony.

Student Pre-seating

Students will be escorted from check-in to the graduate seating before the ceremony begins.

Late Arrival

Graduates who arrive late will be seated after the faculty processional.

Ceremony Start Time and Length

The ceremony will officially begin at the posted start time with the faculty processional.

The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.

Convocation Etiquette 

Only graduates and working staff will be allowed on the floor of Desert Financial Arena and on the stage. Anyone other than graduates or working staff will be escorted off of the floor and out of the building.