Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony
Fall 2023 graduation

Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

The Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony celebrating graduating student veterans will be held Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Desert Financial Arena. 

Once you have applied for graduation, you can register for the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony (and all other graduation ceremonies) by going to My ASU and selecting the Graduation tab in the My Programs section. Once there, click on the maroon button “Register for your Ceremonies.”

Please note, the deadline to apply for graduation passed on Oct 1. So if you still need to complete this step before registering for this event, go to and expect a small late fee.

veteran graduates

Stole Ceremony Frequently Asked Questions

Registration is now open! To register, go to My ASU under the Graduation tab. Click on the RSVP for your Ceremonies link to open the registration portal. (Registration for all ceremonies will close Nov. 15.)

The in-person event will be held on December 9, 2023 from 2-4 p.m. in the Desert Financial Arena. Once you register, further details will be emailed to your prior to the ceremony.

Like other graduation ceremonies, you will go to the RSVP Ceremonies link on My ASU. The link will be accessible once registration is open. For step-by-step instructions, click here

No, but you will be required to register and indicate your guest count. You are welcome to bring as many guests as you like.

Business casual. Do not bring your cap and gown to this ceremony. There will be a group photo taken shortly after the ceremony.

For additional details about the commencement week schedule, click here.

Students are granted only one veteran stole, regardless of how many ASU degrees they receive. You may walk in the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony once.

No. At this time, we are not providing veteran stoles prior to the event. We ask that you complete the registration through My ASU and indicate which graduation ceremonies you plan to attend or if you cannot attend any ceremonies during commencement week.

Those who will not be at any graduation ceremonies will be notified when veteran stoles will be available for pickup or mailing. Please note, mailings will occur 4–6 weeks after graduation week (for requested mailings only), and pickups will occur after December 18, 2023. Thank you for your understanding.

Be sure to review ASU’s Bag Policy for what is and isn’t allowed. 

ASU Bag Policy | ASU 365 Community Union


Graduation celebrations

ASU will celebrate graduating students with in-person events this May. Visit the Commencement and Convocation site for a full listing of college convocation and special interest ceremonies.

Commencement and Convocation


The Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony celebrating graduating student veterans will be held on Dec. 9 at 2 Desert Financial Arena on ASU’s Tempe campus. An RSVP link will be shared when it comes available.

Honoring student veterans at ASU

At the end of each semester, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the ASU Alumni Association recognize student veteran graduates with the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony. Every year the ceremony grows larger, with more than 150 graduates and 700+ guests in attendance this year. It is a point of pride for our student veterans and their families.