Thunderbird Graduation Events

Our next Thunderbird convocation takes place on December 12, 2016. Join us for this convocation event and other graduation activities.

Graduates Reception and Awards Pick Up

Thunderbird Graduation - Graduate

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Erickson Alumni Pavilion, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Open to all graduating students, they guests and the Thunderbird Community
Click here to RSVP by Dec. 5 

Convocation Ceremony

Thunderbird Graduation - Graduate

Date: Monday, December 12, 2016
Time: 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) - 8 p.m.
Location: Thunderbird Events Center, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Programs graduating:
 Open to all students, friends, family and Thunderbird Community with a valid ticket.


Download official fall 2016 Convocation invitation. Download the official Graduates Reception and Awards Pick Up invitation.

Safety & security

To ensure everyone’s safety, Thunderbird’s security staff will be performing bag checks at each main entrance. All bags are subject to search and bags larger than a purse or small tote (luggage) will not be permitted inside the venue. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Live viewing

Can’t make it to campus for convocation? Watch the ceremony live! (The link will activate 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony at 5:45 p.m. MST)


Celebrate your graduate’s accomplishment with flowers. Floral arrangements are available for sale prior to the start of convocation ceremonies - or you can order a custom arrangement in advance from

Transportation for Graduates

Transportation will be provided for graduates from Thunderbird’s campus to the ASU Graduates Commencement ceremony on Monday, Dec. 12. The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. and the bus will depart at 11:30 a.m. and will return to the Thunderbird Event Center immediately following the ceremony in preparation for Thunderbird’s Convocation Ceremony. Students are encouraged to take the transportation and flag bearers are highly encouraged to take the transportation in order to return to Thunderbird is the most efficient manner. Reservations for a seat on the transportation will be available via the MarchingOrder registration link that is sent to students in September.