Fall 2022 Convocation

December 12 & 13

The Thunderbird School of Global Management celebrated its Class of 2022 degree candidates at the fall 2022 convocation ceremony. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, December 13 at 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center (33 S 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004).

Please view the official recording of the ceremony here.

Additional details can be found below regarding ASU Commencement ceremonies, regalia and more. 


Convocation Dates

Convocation ceremonies were held on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13. 

Date Time Event Location
Monday, Dec 12 9 a.m.  ASU Graduate Commencement Desert Financial Arena
Monday, Dec 12 2:30 p.m. ASU Undergraduate Commencement Sun Devil Stadium
Tuesday, Dec 13 10 a.m. Thunderbird Graduating Student Awards Ceremony & Reception Thunderbird Global Headquarters
Tuesday, Dec 13

4 p.m.

Doors open at 3 p.m.

Thunderbird School of Global Management Fall 2022 Convocation Ceremony Phoenix Convention Center (South Building)


Image of flags in the global forum

Convocation Tickets

All guests will be required to have a ticket. The window to pick up tickets has been closed. Tickets will not be available on the day of convocation or at the door.

Safety and Security Policies

Clear Bag Policy:  All guests bringing a bag of any kind must meet the following specifications: clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC (Max size: 12”x6”x12”) or be a small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand (Max size: 4.5”x6.4”).

Please note: Helium balloons are not permitted inside the Phoenix Convention Center. If balloons are brought to the venue, guests will be asked to dispose of them before entering.

Image of Thunderbird graduates wearing their regalia and face masks at the Fall 2021 Convocation ceremony

Register for graduation

All ASU graduation ceremonies require reservations  from graduating students who wish to participate. Students will register via MarchingOrder on their MyASU homepage to attend the events, including undergraduate commencement, graduate commencement, Thunderbird Convocation, and special interest convocations. Learn more here. The deadline to RSVP has passed.

Graduation Awards Ceremony and Reception

Thunderbird held the Fall 2022 Graduating Student Awards Ceremony & Reception on Tuesday, December 13 at 10 a.m. at the Thunderbird Global Headquarters.  An RSVP is needed to confirm the attendance of you and your friends and family; the RSVP form is closed.

Welcome sign at convocation with Thunderbird logo
Image of Thunderbird graduates carrying their country's flags in the flag ceremony

Parade of Flags

Thunderbird graduates had the opportunity to represent their home countries in the long-lived tradition of the Parade of Flags during convocation on December 13. The deadline for graduating students to volunteer for the Parade of Flags has passed.

Regalia Orders

The regalia ordering deadline has passed. Regalia is required for all graduates (undergraduate students wear maroon and graduate students wear black). Students can email help@southwestgrad.com for questions regarding regalia.

Image of Thunderbird graduates in full regalia marching in the flag procession
Image of Thunderbird diploma holder


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. For more information, visit this website.

Regalia Photos

Once you receive* your cap and gown you may attend one of the following GradImages photography sessions where you may purchase a photo package. This is entirely optional. After the photo session, you will receive your photo proofs via email with instructions on how to select photos to purchase.

Learn more and book an appointment here: https://graduation.asu.edu/ceremonies/memories

*Regalia must be individually purchased.

Date Time Campus
Wednesday, November 2 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Downtown
Tuesday, November 8 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. West
Wednesday, November 16 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Poly
Sunday, November 6 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tempe
Wednesday, November 9 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tempe
Thursday, November 10 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tempe


Click here to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding fall 2022 convocation ceremonies. For further inquiries, please contact Josh Allen at Joshallen@thunderbird.asu.edu.