Thunderbird Graduation Events

Our next Thunderbird convocation takes place Friday, December 11th. Join us for this convocation event and other graduation activities.

Convocation Ceremony

Thunderbird Graduation - Graduate

Date: Friday, December 11, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. (doors open at 9:00 a.m.) - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Thunderbird Events Center, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Programs graduating:
Full-time MBA, Dual Degrees, Post MBA, Global MBA Online, MA, MS, Online Dual Degree with Indiana University and SABIC
Jeffrey M. Cunningham, Former Publisher, Forbes Magazine, Professor of Practice, Publisher in Residence, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Arizona State University
 Open to all students, friends, family and Thunderbird Community with a valid ticket.


Download official fall 2015 Convocation invitation.


Thunderbird Convocation is a ticketed event. The ticketing website will open for requests in October. Please contact your graduate to request tickets. If you are a non-graduating student, please contact a graduating student to request tickets. If you are a guest requesting tickets, please contact the Institutional Events Office at +1 602 978-7330.


Beginning in October, graduating students, please confirm your plans to attend convocation and request your tickets at Choose “Please click here to register” to register using your Thunderbird-issued email address, then follow the instructions that are sent to you by email. Note: The deadline to register is November 27, 2015, 11:59 p.m. If you do not complete the survey by this date, your information will not be included in the ceremony and tickets will not be sent to your guests. Tickets are not available at the door.

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. 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 9:45 a.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