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Graduation Information



Effective as of Fall 2013, any student that files an Intent to Graduate Application but DOES NOT graduate during that same semester will be required to pay the graduation fee when filing the application again.

Intent to Graduate form completed - August 22, 2014
 Check Sheets due in Graduate School - September 5, 2014

The checksheets are the responsibility of the advisor, and must come directly from the department. Students SHOULD NOT submit checksheets to the Graduate School.

 Thesis/Dissertation Submission to ProQuest/UMI - October 31, 2014
 Oral Defense Results Reported to Graduate School - October 31, 2014
 Comprehensive Examination Results Reported to Graduate School - October 31, 2014

Graduation Ceremony will be Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10 am 


The Regalia will be distributed Monday-Thursday, December 8-11 from 9 am to 6 pm, Friday, December 12 from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday, December 13 from 7 am to 10 am in the ASU Bookstore. To avoid a problem in picking up your regalia please make sure  that your account is cleared with Student Account Services.


The Graduate online intent form can be submitted through Self Service. Instructions for the process can be found here.


If you have any questions, you may contact the graduation coordinator, Michele McGinnis for any graduate level degree.


Please note on the Driving Directions that Stadium Blvd. has been renamed to Red Wolf Blvd. 


Upcoming Graduations

Date and Time:
Saturday, December 13, 10:00 A.M.

Location: Convocation Center

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Cap & Gown Information

The Fall 2014 GRADSTOCK will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 14 and 15, 2014 from 9 am - 6 pm in the Cooper Alumni Center, located on 2600 Alumni Road. (Please note there will not be a make-up day scheduled)

Come for your cap and gown fitting, order graduation invitations, claim you free year of Alumni Association membership, enjoy refreshments and enter a drawing to win a personalized brick on the Cooper Alumni Center patio.

A professional photographer will be available Tuesday between 11 am and 2 pm and Wednesday between 3 and 6 pm to take digital headshots for your resume or LinkedIN profile, courtesy of the Alumni Association.

Please make arrangements to attend one of these days to be fitted for your cap, gown, and hood. Check your current graduation status and take advantage of graduation specials offered by the ASU.

If you have already submitted your measurements online, there is no need to attend GRADSTOCK.

Unable to Attend a Fitting?

If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair you can obtain your cap, gown, and hood fitting by submitting your information to the Herff Jones website. The site is now available where you can order your cap, gown, and hood and even your graduation invitations at Herff Jones

Picking Up Your Diploma

Diplomas can be picked up immediately following the ceremony in the multipurpose room. Diplomas will NOT be mailed to third parties including family members, unless written consent is provided.

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