Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

The Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony will take place in the Student Pavilion on the Tempe campus at 3 p.m. on December 8, 2018. All Arizona State University student veterans, whether attending ASU in person or online, are eligible to participate in the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony. Read through some of our most frequently asked questions, and check out photos and videos from previous ceremonies to learn more about the event.

Frequently asked questions

When can I RSVP?

When can I RSVP?

Registration will open in mid-October. 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.

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 between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. to check in for the ceremony. Check-in will be outside of the Student Pavilion — look for signs marked "Check-in." Guests will not need to check in.

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 ASU Apache Boulevard parking garage.

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 clear bag policy in the Student Pavilion?

Is there a clear bag policy in the Student Pavilion?

No. However, for other ceremonies held in Gammage Auditorium and the Wells Fargo Arena, the Clear Bag Policy will be enforced. 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.

Spring 2018

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

Fall 2017

Each semester, ASU honors student veteran graduates at the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony. Read this article, written by a student veteran, to learn more about the history and importance of this event. 

Congratulations Veteran Graduates 2017

Honoring student veterans at ASU

At the Pat Tillman Veterans Center at Arizona State University, we are committed to providing an empowering environment for student veterans, military members, spouses and dependents to contribute to and benefit from.