Our next Thunderbird Convocation will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Join us for this convocation event and other graduation activities.

ASU Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Wells Fargo Arena, 600 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, Arizona 85281
Guests: Open to all graduating ASU masters and Ph.D. candidates, their guests and members of the community
RSVP: Via MarchingOrder
For more information: Click here

Thunderbird Fall 2018 Award Ceremony and Reception 

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Arizona Center Grotto, 455 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2240
Guests: Open to all graduating students, their guests, faculty and staff
Parking: Click here
RSVP: Click here
Invite: Download the official invite here


Thunderbird Convocation Ceremony

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.) – 7 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 - South Building, 100 Level
Guest Speaker: Ken Valvur ’88, Founder and Group Director, Bento Inc.
Programs Graduating: Bachelor of Global Management (BGM), Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management (MAGAM), Master of Global Management (MGM), Online Master of Global Management (OMGM), Executive Master of Global Management (EMGM)
Guests: Open to all students, friends, family and Thunderbird community with a valid ticket.
Parking: Click here
Invite: Download the official invite here.

Live viewing

Can’t make it to campus for convocation? Watch the ceremony live! (The link will activate 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony at 4:45 p.m. MST)

Clear Bag Policy

To enhance public safety and make event venue access more efficient, ASU adopted a Clear Bag Policy for all graduation celebrations. Guests and Graduates may bring in one (1) clear bag no larger than 12" x 6" x 12" or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Guests and Graduates are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy. Please refer to ASU's Clear Bag Policy Details for more information.


There are more than 3,000 hotel rooms in downtown Phoenix that are within walking distance of the Phoenix Convention Center and more than 6,000 hotel rooms located along the light rail system.  Getting to your hotel via the Light Rail is fast and easy as it directly serves the Convention Center and Sky Harbor International Airport. Click here to view area hotels.


Graduation Day Flowers will be offering fresh flower bouquets and orchid leis at ASU convocation ceremonies.  Pre-order beautiful orchid leis, bouquets, and graduation necklaces now for convenient pick-up at the ceremony.

Graduation Day Flowers


Graduating students may request complimentary tickets for friends and family through the MarchingOrder website beginning in October. Eligible students will receive the link and may request up to ten (10) tickets. Additional tickets can be requested by emailing We will not turn guests away so please do not wait to book travel for the ticket site to open.

Current ASU students and staff may attend by displaying their Sun Cards upon arrival. Alumni and other guests may email to receive their tickets.