Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

To our spring 2020 ASU graduates, due to the public health recommendations surrounding COVID-19, ASU has made the difficult decision to move ASU’s spring 2020 commencement to an online platform. For those who are scheduled to graduate this May, you have the option to participate in the December 2020 or May 2021 ceremony.

For additional information, visit graduation.asu.edu/ceremonies/latest








Frequently asked questions

Fall 2019 veteran graduates

When can I RSVP?

When can I RSVP?

The deadline to apply for graduation is Feb. 15. Registration for the Honor Stole Ceremony will open in mid-March. 

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 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 structures will be the Packard Drive South Structure, Lot 58 and Lot 59.

Will there be a concession stand?

Will there be a concession stand?

Check this site for more details as the ceremony approaches.

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.

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.

Is there a clear bag policy in the Desert Financial Arena?

Is there a clear bag policy in the Desert Financial Arena?

There is a clear bag policy in the Desert Financial Arena.

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 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.