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2009 Spring Commencement

Arizona State University is pleased to announce that President Barack Obama will give the Commencement Address at University Commencement on Wednesday, May 13, 7 pm in Sun Devil Stadium.  Please note the change in time, date and location for this event.

Tickets will be required for everyone entering the Stadium.  As of today (March 22) procedures are being put in place to determine the allotment of guest tickets per graduate.   We are encouraging any student who is eligible to graduate to apply and pay fees immediately.  An on-line RSVP system will also be put on the University Ceremonies page in the next week.  More details will be posted regularly to the University Ceremonies Web site as well as announcements made through http://my.asu.edu.  
Details will also be posted on-line to deal with protocol and security procedures for this event.  Please check back to the Ceremonies Web site on or before April 30 for details about security procedures and entering the stadium.
Please check this site often for updates.  We appreciate your patience as we prepare for this historic event.

Please NOTE: Be sure to review this important information regarding traffic delays and road closures in Tempe. Graduates and guests please take extra precautions when crossing the light rail.

Dear Graduate:

Congratulations on the completion of your degree program at Arizona State University. You deserve to be very proud of this significant academic achievement.

I invite you, your family and friends to celebrate your accomplishment at the Spring 2009 University Commencement Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 13th, 7 p.m. at a location to be determined. Click here for a schedule of convocation ceremonies.

Commencement is a special celebration, with tradition and symbolism that date back centuries in the history of higher education. This is the occasion when your degree will be officially conferred upon you. Students, faculty and staff from all colleges and all four ASU campuses participate in University Commencement. Please plan to join the Arizona State University community on this extraordinary day.

You will find the information you need to prepare for graduation on the following pages. If you have questions regarding commencement or other graduation activities, please contact the Office of University Ceremonies at (480) 965-3565. Again, congratulations.

Michael M. Crow

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