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Graduation ceremonies and events

ASU Graduate Commencement

Tempe Campus - Desert Financial Arena | Directions
Monday, December 16, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Graduating students will be hooded at this event but not individually recognized.

In order to reserve your seat for the ceremony you must submit your RSVP through your My ASU page. Click on the link under the Graduation tab to indicate your participation at ASU Commencement.

Please plan to arrive by 8 AM for check in.

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Convocation

In order to reserve your seat for the ceremony you must submit your RSVP through your My ASU page. Click on the link under the Graduation tab to indicate your participation at The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Convocation. Select the appropriate ceremony for your degree.

Master of Legal Studies and Master of Sports Law and Business
Downtown Campus - Beus Center for Law and Society
W. P. Carey Armstrong Great Hall
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Students should report to room 140 by 5:00 p.m.

Juris Doctor, Master of Laws (LLM) 
Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. 
Students should report to the front lobby by 5:00 p.m.

Application for Graduation:

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.


Graduates earning a certificate:

  • Law, Science & Innovation Certificate – pick up medallion in BCLS room 394 BA
  • Indian Law Certificate – information sent separately, for questions contact

For more information, visit the University Commencement page.


A professional photographer will be taking pictures of graduates during Convocation.


Regalia will be provided by the law school. More details will follow.

Clear bag policy:

To enhance public safety and make venue access more efficient, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law has adopted a Clear Bag Policy. Attendees may bring in one (1) clear bag no larger than 12" x 6" x 12" or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Attendees are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy. To learn more about ASU's clear bag policy please visit ASU's Bag Policy page.

Leis, Bouquets, and more! Save money pre-order online or buy at graduation

Graduation Day Flowers will be offering fresh flower bouquets and orchid leis at ASU Commencement & Convocation Ceremonies. Pre-order flowers & grad merchandise now for convenient pick-up at the ceremony!