American Indian Convocation

We share with your family, mentors and friends, the excitement of your achievements. Congratulations on your triumph. 2021 Virtual Convocation Ceremony.



Virtual Ceremony Information for Spring 2021

Register for Spring 2021 American Indian Convocation, the link to register can be found on the MyASU page under the graduation tab. The deadline to register, submit a  photo and personal statement is Wednesday, April 21.

    • When registering: 
      • A personal photo or the complimentary GradImages photo (details below), message and thank you video may be included for your individual slide. (You don’t need to wear a cap and gown in the photo/video – feel free to make it fun by including family/friends/pets with you or by choosing special backdrops.) 
      • The last step of registering for ceremonies is the brief thank-you video that is part of your personal recognition clip. See an example HERE! If you decide to upload a video later (but before the April 21 deadline), you can go to directly to submit. Your personal Commencement and Convocation video will be ready on Monday, May 3 to view/share/download through StageClip. A link will be emailed to you on that day.

Commemorative Pendleton Stole

Historically, blankets have been bestowed on Indigenous people to commemorate leadership and heroism.  Pendleton blankets have been used for generations to signify qualities such as courage, strength, determination and bravery.  In the spirit of this tradition, we honor student achievement by presenting graduates with a commemorative Pendleton stole.  The stoles have the American Indian Convocation seal and the graduation year. Doctoral stoles are trimmed in black, master’s in gold and bachelor’s in maroon.

Graduating students are eligible to receive a commemorative Pendleton stole to be picked up at the Tempe campus - AISSS location if unable to pick-up during the scheduled GradImages appointment dates. 

Please note: Students must RSVP to attend the virtual American Indian Convocation and submit all required materials in order to receive the Pendleton stole which will only be available for pick-up at the Tempe campus - AISSS location on the following dates - 

  • April 14: 8 a.m. - noon
  • April 16 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

If a graduate is unable to pick up a stole, they will be mailed the the week of April 19th with the ability to track. If you have questions please email