Watch Fall 2020 Convocation Here

View the Fall 2020 Virtual Convocation program here.

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law December 2020 Virtual Convocation

Monday, December 14, 2020, 9 a.m. MST (Arizona time)

ASU Law celebrated JD and master’s degree summer and fall 2020 graduates in a virtual convocation ceremony on December 14. Dean Douglas Sylvester was joined by convocation speakers Kevin Salcido, vice president and chief human resources officer for ASU, and Les Schiefelbein, CEO and founder of Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution, in honoring the grads. Student convocation speakers Alexander Kong, MLS candidate, Guilherme Leite, MLSB candidate, and Wayne Unger, JD candidate, also gave remarks.

How to view convocation

Graduates and their friends and family may view the virtual convocation via YouTube Premiere here

Virtual Toast with the Dean

Join us for a Virtual Toast with Dean Sylvester on Monday, December 14 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. We invite you to share in the camaraderie of your fellow classmates and graduates as we welcome you into our ASU Law alumni family! The online event will follow ASU Law's Fall 2020 Virtual Convocation. Zoom link for this event will be emailed to those who register by Monday, December 14 at 8 a.m. Registration has now closed.

Fall 2020 Virtual University Commencement
Monday, December 14, 2020 (9 a.m. MST)

ASU hosted a virtual ceremony on Monday, December 14, for graduates to celebrate their achievements. This pre-recorded ceremony will feature graduating students, a message from ASU President Michael Crow and more. For additional details, visit the ASU Fall 2020 Commencement page. Graduates may watch the ceremony at any time. 

Get social

Virtual graduation toolkit here. Be sure to follow us and tag #ASULaw on your social posts

Application for graduation

Students who are eligible to graduate after the fall 2020 semester need to apply for graduation. There is a graduation tab on the left side of your homepage. The deadline to apply is October 1. After this date, there will be a late fee of $35. Once you have applied for graduation, you will receive additional communications regarding commencement and convocation ceremonies.

Once you have finalized your schedule for the semester in which you intend to graduate, please complete the appropriate application below.

Please contact the Academic Services Office for assistance or questions about filling out your application for graduation.


If students choose not to take part in any ceremony and their university academic requirements are met, similar to prior years, students will receive their diplomas in the mail six to eight weeks after the degree conferral date. Graduates will receive an email notification via their ASU email account when their diploma has been mailed. Diplomas are mailed to the student's diploma mailing address, which can be viewed and updated from My ASU. For more information, visit this website.


Graduates earning a certificate:

  • Law, Science & Innovation Certificate – information sent separately, for questions contact
  • Indian Law Certificate – information sent separately, for questions contact


Typically, ASU Law provides regalia for our graduates on a rented basis. We are unable to accommodate this service for our virtual convocation. To purchase graduation regalia, visit the Herff Jones website.


Everyone entering the Beus Center for Law and Society Building is required to wear a face covering and all guests need to have an appointment.