Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

Spring 2019 Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

 

The spring 2019 Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 4 in the Wells Fargo Arena on the Tempe campus. See our article in the College Times and check out photos from this year's ceremony and past ceremonies below. 

Frequently asked questions

Spring Commencement 2019

Thousands of Sun Devils walked across the stage at the 2019 Spring Commencement, and thousands of family and community members cheered them on. Veteran, active duty and dependent graduates alike all had a chance to shine at this emotional ceremony. Read about some outstanding graduates here, including veteran graduates Keaton Davis and Tomas Robles.

When can I RSVP?

When can I RSVP?

Registration will open in March. Continue to check this site for updates.

How do I RSVP for the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony?

How do I RSVP for the Veterans Honor Stole 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.

Are tickets required?

Are tickets required?

No, tickets are not required. Both the event and parking for the event are free. You will need to confirm your guest count when you register, and an email confirmation will be sent to notify you we received your RSVP. However, if you would like your guests to be seated in a special section at Undergraduate Commencement on May 6 wristbands will be available. Email militaryadvocate@asu.edu with your guest count by May 3 and pick up your wristbands at check-in for the Honor Stole Ceremony.

When and where should graduates arrive on the day of the ceremony?

When and where should graduates arrive on the day of the ceremony?

Graduates must report at least half an hour before the ceremony. Check this site for more details as the ceremony approaches.

How many guests can I bring?

How many guests can I bring?

There is no limit to the number of guests you may bring to this special ceremony, but please indicate your guest count when registering.

Where should I park?

Where should I park?

Parking will be free. The nearest parking structure will be the Packard Drive South structure. You may also park in Lots 58 or 59

Will there be a concession stand?

Will there be a concession stand?

No, but we will have water stations available for you and your guests.

I have a guest who will need special accommodation. What should I expect?

I have a guest who will need special accommodation. What should I expect?

Please be sure to indicate on your RSVP that you or your guest will need special accommodation.

Do I need a cap, gown and hood for the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony?

Do I need a cap, gown and hood for the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony?

No, academic regalia is not worn at this ceremony. We suggest business casual attire. Pictures will be taken and each graduating veteran will walk across the stage to receive their veteran stole.

Where can I get more information about commencement week?

Where can I get more information about commencement week?

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

Is there a special section for my guests during Undergraduate Commencement at Sun Devil Stadium?

Is there a special section for my guests during Undergraduate Commencement at Sun Devil Stadium?

Yes, there is a section reserved for guests of graduating veterans and ROTC, and it is the best possible view of our veterans on the field. To secure seats for your guests in this special section, please email militaryadvocate@asu.edu with your guest count by May 3. Upon check-in at the Honor Stole Ceremony, you will pick up wristbands for each of your guests for Undergraduate Commencement. This section is first-come, first-served. No tickets or wristbands are required for the Honor Stole Ceremony. 

Is there a clear bag policy in the Wells Fargo Arena?

Is there a clear bag policy in the Wells Fargo Arena?

Yes, the Wells Fargo Arena will enforce the Clear Bag Policy. Click here for more information.

I still have other questions — who should I contact?

I still have other questions — who should I contact?

Please contact Michelle Loposky at militaryadvocate@asu.edu.

Fall 2018 Honor Stole Ceremony

More than 700 student veterans graduated from ASU in the fall of 2018. Read more about some of the outstanding graduates who were honored at this special ceremony. 

Congratulations Veteran Graduates 2017

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.