Black African Convocation

Black African Convocation

Black African Convocation


Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023 | Student Pavilion, 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 the Student Pavilion at 10 a.m. and check in on the 2nd floor to prepare for 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. 
    • - Due to limited inventory, we are unable to distribute stoles outside of the formal program. The only way to receive the stole is to participate.
  • Light refreshments will be served after the convocation ceremony
  • Live stream information can be found on Graduation


Student speaker application

We are welcoming applications to be a student speaker at Fall 2023 Special Interest Convocations. The deadline to apply and submit your speech is Friday, November 3 at 11:59 p.m. MST at which time all applications will be reviewed by the selection committee. Click here for the Student Speaker Application form.

An invitation to ASU Faculty and Staff

ASU Staff and Faculty are cordially invited to join us at this special celebration. Please RSVP here by 12/1/2023: Faculty and Staff RSVP Form

Culture at ASU

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