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Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony
Spring 2022 graduation

Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

The Pat Tillman Veteran’s Center is thrilled to announce that Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster will be the keynote speaker for the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony. McMaster is member of ASU’s Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab. He is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who served as the 26th United States National Security Advisor from 2017 to 2018. He is also known for his roles in the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The spring 2022 Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 11am at the Desert Financial Arena.

Students who graduated in 2020 or 2021 and could not attend the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony should register to attend the May 2022 ceremony.

Deadline to apply for graduation is Feb 15, 2022. To apply, go to MyASU and select the Graduation tab in the My Programs section

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Stole Ceremony Frequently Asked Questions

Registration is now open! To register, go to your My ASU under the Graduation tab. Click on the RSVP for your Ceremonies link to open the registration portal.

The in-person event will be held on Saturday, May 7 (11am) in the Desert Financial Arena. Once you register, further details will be emailed to you prior to the 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

No, but you will be required to register and indicate your guest count. You are welcome to bring as many guests as you like.

Business casual. Do not bring your cap and gown to this ceremony. There will be a group photo taken shortly after the ceremony.

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

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.

No. At this time, we are not providing veteran stoles prior to the event. We ask that you complete the registration through My ASU and indicate which graduation ceremonies you plan to attend or if you cannot attend any ceremonies during commencement week. Those who will not be at any graduation ceremonies will be notified when veteran stoles will be available for pickup or mailing. Please note, mailings will occur 4–6 weeks after graduation week (for requested mailings only), and pickups will occur after May 15, 2022. Thank you for your understanding.


Graduation celebrations

ASU will celebrate graduating students with in-person events this May. Visit the Commencement and Convocation site for a full listing of college convocation and special interest ceremonies.

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View the details on how to register to participate in May 2022 graduation celebrations.

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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.