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W. P. Carey Convocation Information:

W. P. Carey School of Business Spring 2022 Graduate Convocation
Friday, May 13, 2022
2:00 p.m.
Desert Financial Arena (formerly Wells Fargo Arena)

Convocation honors graduating W. P. Carey students. Graduates must arrive at check-in, which is located at the south east entrance of Sun Devil Stadium at 1:00 p.m. to check-in and receive their reader card. Doors to the arena open at 1:00 p.m. The ceremony is expected to last about two hours.

Guest tickets are NOT required for the W. P. Carey Convocation Ceremony or ASU Commencement. Other ceremonies may require tickets.

Friends and family who are unable to attend can watch the livestream of this event right here.


Ceremony Registration Instructions:

Once you apply for graduation, you must RSVP to attend convocation and/or commencement. In mid-March, the link to RSVP will become live on your MyASU page. Please note, the "RSVP for Ceremonies" link will not appear on your MyASU page until that designated time.

The deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 15 at 11:59 p.m.

How to RSVP for the W. P. Carey Convocation and/or University Commencement

  1. Go to the My Programs box on the right side of MyASU.
  2. Click on the "Graduation" tab.
  3. Click on "RSVP for Ceremonies."
  4. Follow the instructions to RSVP.

For Returning Alumni

Attention Spring/Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates, we would love to see you back on campus to celebrate your accomplishment in person. You should have already received an email to your ASU email address with a specific link, which can be used to indicate your interest in participating this spring. When you click on the link, you may have to log in with your MyASU credentials (asurite and password) before continuing.

Once the Marching Order RSVP site opens, those who have filled out the initial form will receive a second message indicating how to complete ceremony registration.

Please be sure to watch for this and other follow-up communications that will be used to secure additional needed information and/or provide updates for your ceremonies. You must register to have a reader card available at check-in for the W. P. Carey Convocation ceremony.

Important: The process above should not be used by Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 graduates, who must instead register using the link found on their MyASU page as outlined in the “Ceremony Registration Instructions” section above.

Other upcoming ceremonies:

Spring 2022 University Graduate Commencement

Monday, May 9, 2022
9:00 a.m.
Desert Financial Arena (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena)

Commencement is the official Arizona State University ceremony for graduates. All graduates are encouraged to attend this ceremony, and should plan to arrive by 8:00 a.m.

Spring 2022 Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

Saturday, May 7, 2022
11:00 a.m.
Desert Financial Arena (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena)

At the end of each semester, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the ASU Alumni Association recognizes student veteran graduates with the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony. Eligible students need to register for the ceremony in order to receive the stole. If you are unable to attend the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony, eligible students can pick up their veteran stole at either ASU Graduate Commencement or the W. P. Carey Convocation ceremony. All veterans are welcome and encouraged to wear the stole for both ASU Graduate Commencement and the W. P. Carey Convocation ceremonies.

Questions? Please visit the FAQ page

Getting ready for graduation

Academic Recognition

Academic recognition is only granted to Beta Gamma Sigma members. If you are in the top 20 percent of your academic program, you will be notified in late spring by Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society serving business programs accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Beta Gamma Sigma aims to encourage and honor academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate business students.

Cap and Gown Order Information

Caps and gowns are required for all graduates attending any graduation ceremony.

Caps, gowns and personalized graduation announcements may be purchased online through Herff Jones.

Graduation Fair Dates

The Spring 2022 Grad Fair will be online and is the only time graduation packages will be discounted.

The Online Grad Fair will run from Friday, February 11 at 8:00 a.m. Arizona time to Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. Arizona time. Keep an eye on your inbox on Friday, February 11 for the unique URL you will need to be able to access your discounted graduation packages.

If you are not able to make the Online Grad Fair, you can purchase your graduation package online before April 11. Please note, after the Grad Fair, graduation packages will be full price. After the Grad Fair, all four Sun Devil Campus Stores will have graduation products available for purchase until Graduation.

Flowers

Leis and bouquets will be sold at the convocation ceremony. Students and guests are encouraged to pre-order for pick up before the ceremony so they can wear their leis on stage and in pictures. Click here to access Graduation Day Flowers’ pre-order page.

Photo and Video

Grad Images, Inc. is the official photographer for our ceremony. All graduates are photographed twice. A proof sheet and price list will be mailed to each graduate approximately 10 days after the ceremony. In addition, an electronic order form will be emailed to the email address you used to RSVP.

Contact Grad Images at 1-800-261-2576 or service@gradimages.com

If you have family and friends who cannot attend the ceremony, they can watch it live (or recently recorded) at www.ustream.tv/asutv

Parking

Lot 59 is available to the general public during the convocation ceremony. Additional parking is available in the Packard Drive South parking structure. More information about parking »

Clear Bag Policy

The Desert Financial Arena (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena) observes ASU’s clear bag policy for everyone (graduating students, parents, families, guests, faculty, staff, etc.). To view the policy and a list of both allowed and prohibited items, please click here.

How-To Videos (All Ceremonies)

How to Prepare for Convocation and Commencement:

Four easy steps to help get you ready for graduation:

How to wear your cap and gown:



Additional Resources

ASU Bookstores Graduation website  
480-965-7923

ASU Graduation Office  
480-965-3256

Office of University Ceremonies
480-965-3565

Academic Costume Code & Ceremony Guide  

Pre-order flowers for graduation day   


Contact Us

Sara Rodriguez
Events Manager
wpcarey.convocation@asu.edu