Fall 2022 Convocation

December 12 & 13

The Thunderbird School of Global Management will celebrate its Class of 2022 degree candidates at the fall 2022 convocation ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 13 at 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center. Please find additional details below regarding ASU Commencement ceremonies, regalia and more. Additional information will be provided as the event date nears.

Convocation Dates

Convocation ceremonies are being held on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13. You may attend any and all relevant events.

Date Time Event Location
Monday, Dec 12 9:00 a.m.  ASU Graduate Commencement Desert Financial Arena
Monday, Dec 12 2:30 p.m. ASU Undergraduate Commencement Sun Devil Stadium
Tuesday, December 13th 10:00 a.m. Thunderbird Graduating Student Awards Ceremony & Reception Thunderbird Global Headquarters
Tuesday, Dec 13

4:00 p.m.

Doors open at 3:00 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. Students may pick up tickets starting on Monday, November 28 during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm) in the Academic Operations Office in Suite 401. Tickets will be available until December 12. 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 (RSVPs) from graduating students who wish to participate. Registration will be available beginning the week of October 17. 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: https://graduation.asu.edu/rsvp-attend-ceremony. The deadline to RSVP to is Monday, November 21. Be sure to register in advance of that date.

Graduation Awards Ceremony and Reception

Thunderbird is thrilled to invite you to the Fall 2022 Graduating Student Awards Ceremony & Reception on Tuesday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the Thunderbird Global Headquarters.  

An RSVP is needed to confirm the attendance of you and your friends and family. Please complete the form here by December 6.

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 have the opportunity to represent their home countries in the long-lived tradition of the Parade of Flags during convocation on December 13. Parade of Flag volunteers will need to be available for a short rehearsal at the Phoenix Convention Center in the early afternoon on that day. They will then return to  Thunderbird headquarters prior to convocation to get ready and lead the procession back to the Phoenix Convention Center. Participating students should also prepare 1-2 sentences about their home countries to share during the ceremony.

Graduating students interested in volunteering for the Parade of Flags should fill out this form no later than November 18, 2022. Registration is first-come, first-served, and further details will be provided to the selected graduates after the registration deadline.

Regalia Orders

All graduating students must wear proper regalia. Undergraduate students wear maroon. Graduate students wear black. Graduating students may purchase regalia directly from Herff Jones. The deadline to place this order is Friday, November 11, 2022 at 10 p.m. MST. Regalia will be mailed to the address the graduate provides. After this deadline, regalia may be purchased at the ASU Bookstore online from November 13 through December 1 or in person until the day of graduation.

Herff Jones will also host an online grad fair with package discounts from Friday,  October 7 at 8 a.m. MST until Friday, October 21 at 8 a.m. MST. Graduating students will receive an individualized link via email on the morning of October 7.

Students can email help@southwestgrad.com for questions regarding regalia.

Faculty deadline to purchase regalia through Herff Jones is October 24. After this deadline Faculty regalia can only be purchased at the ASU Tempe Bookstore (limited supply). Rental regalia for faculty is also available here through October 31 at 10 p.m. MST.

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 2nd 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Downtown
Tuesday, November 8th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. West
Wednesday, November 16th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Poly
Sunday, November 6th 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tempe
Wednesday, November 9th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tempe
Thursday, November 10th 100:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.