Black African Convocation

Black African Convocation

Black African Convocation


Thursday, May 9, 2024 | Grady Gammage, Tempe | 11 a.m.

The ASU Black African Convocation is a celebratory event that honors the accomplishments and commitment of ASU’s Black, African American, and African students pursuing higher education. Participation is open to all graduating students.


You must apply for graduation to activate the registration link. Please visit Graduation for more details on applying for graduation.

  • Graduates are asked to arrive at Gammage at 10 a.m. for check-in before the formal processional beginning at 11 a.m.
  • Check-in ends 15 minutes before the formal program. Please plan accordingly as you will not be permitted to participate after the program begins.
  • All graduates must wear the official ASU cap and gown during the convocation ceremony. You may purchase your regalia at the Sun Devil Campus Bookstores.
  • Graduates, please keep bags, purses, totes, etc. with guests or in the check-in area on the second floor. Bags will not be able to join you during the ceremony
  • Family and friends are welcome to attend. Doors will open for guests at 10 a.m. Tickets are not required.
  • Participating graduates will receive the official ASU Kente stole during the program. 
    • For graduates who miss the ceremony, you must be registered in Marching Order to receive materials related to convocations (i.e. stole and printed program), as long as inventory allows.
  • Live stream information can be found on Graduation


Student speaker application

Student speaker applications will open on March 25, 2024, and close on April 12, 2024.

An invitation to ASU Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff RSVP forms will open on March 25, 2024.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Culture at ASU

For more information, please get in touch with Cultural Connections:



Faculty and staff RSVP forms are now open and will close on April 22, 2024

Student speaker applications are now open and will close on April 12, 2024.