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More than 6,000 students set to graduate Dec. 19, 20

December 05, 2012

Once the finals have been taken and all assignments turned in, seniors at Arizona State University will be able to cross "graduate" off their holiday wish list.

More than 1,300 graduate students are set to have their degrees conferred at 3:30 p.m., Dec. 19, in Wells Fargo Arena. The undergraduate commencement will take place at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 20, in Wells Fargo Arena. This semester more than 4,700 students will receive a bachelor’s degree.

ASU President Michael Crow will be the commencement speaker at each ceremony. Both ceremonies will be webcast live. Convocations for individual colleges will take place on all ASU campuses Dec. 19-21. A schedule is available at

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will send 136 new journalists into the world to pursue their dreams. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will follow suit with 1,878 Sun Devils graduating.

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College will send 589 new educators into the workforce to enlighten young minds. Meanwhile, 328 students from the College of Technology and Innovation will be one step closer to changing the world one invention at a time.

Free parking will be available throughout the Tempe campus, except for metered spaces and residence hall lots. Parking information for commencement and convocation ceremonies can be found here:

Learn about some of ASU's outstanding graduates:

Passion for nutrition, education inspires sustainability grad

Student completes online MBA while being a war zone away

Veteran credits ASU Online, military-friendly atmosphere for success

Video: 2012 graduate Giulia Molinaro

Historic first American Indian Studies master's class shares thoughts on program, future goals

Student uses Spanish literature background to support sustainable solutions

Student combines construction and sustainability in new venture

Doctoral student helps cities envision a sustainable future

Struggles shape first generation college student's journey

Doctoral student seeks solutions for early cancer, disease detection

Perseverance plus time management pays off for top engineering students

Graduate geared up to bring out the best in his middle school students

Doctoral graduate inspired to transform education, prevent bullying in schools

MFA grad explores poetry as bridge across boundaries

Master’s grad plans to expand communication technologies in tribal homelands

Low-cost remote health care is goal of doctoral computer science graduate

Public history doctorate program launches new career for graduate

Sun Devil Athletics proudly announces 24 new graduates