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Frequently Asked Questions for Fall 2021

Ceremonies and celebrations

Commencement ceremonies are the official graduation events for the university. Convocation ceremonies are celebrations of graduating College of Health Solutions students and their achievements. Learn more.

  • Monday, Dec. 13, 2021
    • Graduate Commencement: 9 a.m. MST (Arizona time) in Desert Financial Arena on the Tempe campus
    • Undergraduate Commencement: 3 p.m. MST (Arizona time) in Desert Financial Arena on the Tempe campus

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. MST (Arizona time) in Desert Financial Arena on the Tempe campus.

Yes! There is no limit to the number of guests you bring to celebrate with you. All guests are required to adhere to ASU Community of Care guidelines and the ASU Bag Policy.

No. Tickets are not required for this event.

Face coverings will be required inside of Desert Financial Area and are strongly recommended in crowded outdoor settings.

Graduates may remove their face covering while receiving a diploma and taking portrait photos with Grad Images. Signage will be placed to indicate when individuals may remove their face covering. Graduates will be greeted by the dean as they walk across the stage, however there will be no handshaking.

Registration and participation

Yes. Graduates will find the link to register for both ASU Commencement and the College of Health Solutions Convocation on My ASU.

Yes, please ensure you register for the College of Health Solutions Convocation through My ASU. If you experience difficulties, please email

Students should plan to participate in the Convocation ceremony that takes place the semester they graduate. If you are requesting an exception, please email with an explanation for your request.

Yes. If you plan to graduate this fall you must apply for graduation and pay the graduation application filing fee, whether or not you intend to participate in a ceremony. Get more information on applying for graduation.

No. If your university academic requirements have been met, you will receive your diploma in the mail. Get more information on applying for graduation.

Graduates will receive their diploma covers at Convocation. If you do not plan to attend Convocation, please complete this form to have your diploma cover mailed to you after Convocation.

After graduation, diplomas will be mailed to the address on file with the university. Ensure that your mailing address is accurate to where you will be residing post-graduation on My ASU.


Yes, official ASU graduation attire is required for all ASU graduation ceremonies.

  • Graduation regalia can be purchased online from Herff Jones or at the four ASU Campus Stores.
  • Regalia purchased from Herff Jones must be ordered by Nov. 15. It will be available at a discount during the Fall 2021 Online Grad Fair.
  • Regalia can be purchased at any ASU Campus Store until graduation.
  • Honor cords are for undergraduates who have earned at least 56 credit hours of resident credit at ASU. Your current GPA as verified at the time you request your honor cords will determine which cords you are given. For more information, visit the Graduation Ceremonies page.
  • Pick up honor cords at any University Registrar Services location.
  • ASU Online students: After you apply to graduate you will receive an email with additional information about honor cords and ceremonies.