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College of Health Solutions Convocation

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Fall 2023 ceremonies

College of Health Solutions Convocation
Mark the date on your calendar!
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, at 9 a.m. MST (Arizona time)
Desert Financial Arena, Tempe campus, Arizona State University
Doors open at 8 a.m.

Congratulations, Class of 2023! You are ready to change the future of health, and it’s time to celebrate you and your many accomplishments. We look forward to honoring you in person this semester.

Friends, family members and other guests are welcome to attend the College of Health Solutions Convocation, and tickets are not required. Guests who are unable to attend in person can view the ceremony via live stream during the ceremony time.

Note: Graduate names will not be announced during College of Health Solutions Convocation unless the graduate registers and attends the ceremony.

Keynote speaker

Denise Resnik

The College of Health Solutions is pleased to welcome Denise D. Resnik as our keynote speaker for the fall 2023 Convocation. 

Denise is the founder, president and CEO of First Place AZ; co-founder of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center; and founder and CEO of DRA Collective, a marketing and communications firm that serves clients in a variety of fields, including real estate, economic development, health care, education and hospitality.

Denise serves as a member of Arizona State University Foundation Board and Watts College Dean’s Council, the Creighton University Presidential Health Sciences Phoenix Advisory Board and The Precisionists, Inc. Advisory Board. Former leadership positions include the Autism Society Marketing Task Force, Autism Speaks Housing Committee, Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism Leadership Council, National Association of Residential Providers for Adults with Autism and the National Autism Transition Research Network Advisory Panel. She has also served as a federally appointed member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the National Institutes of Health.

Denise has received numerous local and national honors for her civic contributions and business accomplishments. She graduated cum laude from ASU, where she received a Bachelor of Science in business administration. Her adult son Matt, who has autism, and others with different abilities inspire her work.

Arizona State University Commencement

The ASU undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies will take place Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. Please check for updates and details about additional ceremonies you are invited to attend.

Check your email

ASU and the College of Health Solutions will use your email address for all graduation and Convocation communications.

Steps for graduation and Convocation

Now that you have applied for graduation, you have just four things to do to enjoy the ceremonies to the fullest.

  1. Register for College of Health Solutions Convocation.

    In order to participate in Convocation, we require all graduates to register for the ceremony. There is no cost to register.

    Even if you do not plan on attending, we strongly encourage you to register in case you — or your family and friends — change your mind about participating.

    Check back for the registration deadline.

  2. Order your cap and gown.

    Order your cap and gown at a discount through the Online Grad Fair by the fall deadline (to be determined). After the deadline, all four campus bookstores will have regalia available for purchase until the day of Commencement.

    Remember: Graduates must be wearing regalia in order to participate in graduation ceremonies.

    For details on how you will wear your cap and gown, visit the Herff Jones website.

  3. Stay up to date.

    Check this webpage throughout the fall semester and monitor your email for information regarding Commencement and Convocation.

  4. Invite family, friends and guests to the College of Health Solutions Convocation.

    Refer guests to this page for additional details about the event. The ASU Bag Policy applies to all guests in addition to graduates.

Contact us

For questions about the College of Health Solutions Convocation, please contact

For questions about ASU Commencement, please contact