Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

It’s been a challenging year for Arizona State University students, including our military and veteran community members. Through masking, social distancing and vaccination efforts, the COVID-19 situation in Arizona has been improving. With that said, it is still closely monitored, and cautionary measures continue to be necessary.

In light of this, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and ASU Alumni Association would still like to recognize graduating student veterans for their military service and academic accomplishments. The virtual Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony (also known as “Graduation at ASU’s virtual campus”) will be held on May 1 at 2 p.m., with the ceremony starting at 2:30 p.m. In addition to this virtual event, there will be a drive-thru ceremony allowing graduates an opportunity to pick up their veteran stole on May 1 from 9 to 11 a.m.

To register for the virtual Veteran Honor Stole Ceremony and the drive-thru ceremony, log in to My ASU and click on the graduation tab in My Programs. Click on the maroon RSVP for ceremonies button, and look for Special Interest Ceremonies. From there, click through to the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony and complete your registration.

Graduates of the class of 2020 (spring, summer and fall) who weren’t able to receive their veteran stoles are welcome to attend the drive-thru event as well. To register for the drive-thru ceremony, fill out this Google form. Only complete the Google form if you are a Class of 2020 graduate.

Frequently asked questions

Fall 2019 veteran graduates

When can I RSVP?

When can I RSVP?

Registration for the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony is now open.

WHAT ARE DETAILS FOR THE DRIVE-THRU EVENT?

WHAT ARE DETAILS FOR THE DRIVE-THRU EVENT?

The drive-thru event will be held on Saturday, May 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will be held at the Tempe campus at Lot 59 (northeast side of the Sun Devil Stadium). Once you have registered, further details will be emailed to you.

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

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.

I received a veteran stole when I graduated with my first degree. Will I receive a different honor stole for my future degrees?

I received a veteran stole when I graduated with my first degree. Will I receive a different honor stole for my future degrees?

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.

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.

Can I just pick up my veteran stole if I cannot attend the drive-thru event?

Can I just pick up my veteran stole if I cannot attend the drive-thru event?

No. At this time, we are not providing veteran stoles prior to the drive-thru event. We ask that you complete the registration through My ASU and indicate you cannot attend. Those who will not be at the drive-thru will be notified when veteran stoles will be available for pick-up/mailing. Please note, mailings will occur 4–6 weeks after graduation week, and pick-ups will occur after May 1. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring 2019 Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

Congratulations Veteran Graduates of ASU (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.