Graduate student raising hand at ASU Law convocation ceremony.
Master of Legal Studies, MLS and Master of Human Resources and Employment Law, MHREL

Spring Convocation

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law 

Spring 2023 Convocation

MLS, MLS online, and MHREL Convocation

Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 7 p.m. MST (Arizona time), doors open at 6 p.m.

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
W. P. Carey Foundation Armstrong Great Hall, Beus Center for Law and Society
111 E Taylor Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law looks forward to celebrating its Class of 2023 Master of Legal Studies (MLS) and Master of Human Resources and Employment Law (MHREL) degree candidates at the spring 2023 convocation ceremony.

To learn more about all of ASU's graduation ceremonies, including parking, dressing for graduation, accessibility accommodations and more, please visit the main ASU Graduation page.

Live recording of the event will be available on May 9, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Register for graduation

Ceremony registration (Marching Order) for spring 2023 will close on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.


Register to attend graduation

Applying for graduation and registering to attend in-person graduation ceremonies are separate but related issues. Applying and paying your graduation fee ensures that your degree will be processed after coursework is complete and certification of your degree is issued. Registering for attendance at ceremonies ensures that seating will be made available for you and your guests for the event(s) you will attend. It also ensures tickets will be reserved for those events that require tickets.

How to register for in-person ceremonies

  1. Apply for graduation and pay graduation fees.
  2. Go to the RSVP Ceremonies link on your MyASU page.
  3. A link under the Graduation Tab will appear after you have applied to graduate and paid your graduation fees.
  4. Complete the registration form.
  5. Click the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the page after completing the registration form.
  • Failure to properly submit the form will result in your registration not being recorded.
  • Students will receive a confirmation via email after successfully submitting a form for each ceremony.

For details about University Commencement vs Convocation ceremonies, please visit


Last day to order regalia by – April 8, 2023 at 12 a.m. EST

Order regalia


Your regalia is paid for by the College of Law. The regalia is rental and must be returned to Herff Jones after graduation. Herff Jones will include a return shipping label in the box you receive. Please save the box and use it with the shipping label to return your rented regalia to Herff Jones.

Rental regalia included in your order:

  • Doctoral – Tam, Tassel, Gown, and Hood
  • Master – Cap, Tassel, Gown, and Hood


Please reach out to Austin Prutch if you have any questions.

Steps to order free rented regalia

Click here to view step-by-step instructions.

  1. Click “order student regalia” icon
  2. Select an option: either “doctoral or masters.” Click “shop”
  3. At the top of the page in the gray lettering, select “cap & gown”
  4. Scroll down and select the “$0.00 Graduation Regalia” package
  5. Fill out your information (name, area of study, height and weight) – Add to cart
  6. Proceed to checkout
  7. Fill out billing information/shipping information 
  8. Fill out the ordered information. It will ask for your home address. Rented regalia will be mailed to the address provided. Click “Continue.”
  9. Save or print the confirmation.

Ticket information

ASU Law graduates will receive up to ten tickets. They are available to order through Marching Order. Please select the number of tickets you would like. If there are extra tickets, we will put them into a lottery.

If you ordered tickets for convocation through Marching Order, you may print and/or pick them up from Austin Prutch in the events office on the fifth floor of BCLS, room 523. Pickup hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. starting April 13 through May 10 at 12 p.m.

If all university academic requirements are met, 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. 


Information will be sent separately to graduates earning one of the certificates listed below:

Law, Science & Innovation Certificate – For questions contact Eric Hitchcock
Indian Law Certificate – For questions contact
Health Law and Policy Certificate – For questions contact James Hodge
Law and Sustainability Certificate – For questions contact Josh Abbott and Troy Rule
Trial Advocacy Certificate – For questions contact


Grad Images is the official photographer for ASU ceremonies. They will take pictures during the ceremony from three locations as you walk across the stage. You will be sent a complimentary proof of your photos. Purchasing pictures taken by Grad Images is optional. If you did not give us permission to send your contact information to Grad Images you will not receive a proof.   


Flowers, bears and other gift items will be available for sale during commencement. The items can be purchased in advance and picked up onsite during commencement. To order, visit the Commencement Group page.

If you have any questions, contact Austin Prutch.

MLS students sitting in crowd during ASU Law graduation ceremony.