Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony





The fall 2019 Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m in the Student Pavilion on the Tempe campus. Continue checking this site for updates. For general graduation information and celebrations, check out the Student Alumni Association resources.








Frequently asked questions






Spring 2019 Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

When can I RSVP?

When can I RSVP?

The deadline to apply for graduation is Friday, Oct. 4. RSVP for the Honor Stole Ceremony will open in mid-October. The deadline to RSVP is Saturday, Dec. 7.

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. The deadline to RSVP is Saturday, Dec. 7.

Are tickets required?

Are tickets required?

No, tickets are not required for Honor Stole Ceremony. 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. 

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 Apache Boulevard parking structure

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 Student Pavilion?

Is there a clear bag policy in the Student Pavilion?

No, there is no clear bag policy in the Student Pavilion.

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.