Congratulations Spring 2021 graduates!
We congratulate the School of Earth and Space Exploration Class of 2021 at commencement and convocation!
While we can’t be there in person, we’re celebrating our grads in many special ways. Enjoy these videos with inspiring messages from the School of Earth and Space Exploration senior leadership team and Cady Coleman, Global Explorer in Residence.
Congratulations to our graduating Class of 2021! Even the sky is NOT the limit when it comes to the opportunities ahead of you, and the difference you can make in this world! We are your community in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and we are here to support you and to cheer you on always – Go Sun Devils! --Meenakshi Wadhwa
Congratulations on graduating! You’ve worked hard to achieve your goals and now you’re on your way to seek new vistas, dream new dreams, embark on who you are, embrace life with passion and keep reaching for your star. - Maitrayee Bose
Congratulations, Class of ’21! It’s trite to say at this time “you made it!” but for this graduating class it means something special. Best wishes to you as you launch your post-ASU explorations! -Ariel Anbar
Congratulations to all, and for persisting in research so marvelously well despite the pandemic. - Rogier Windhorst
Congratulations SESE Class of 2021! Chase your dreams. Never stop trying. Never stop learning. Live life to the fullest and give it nothing but your best. -Kim Baptista
Congratulations graduates! You have really excelled this year. - Tim Carelson
Graduates - You have made us so proud! Keep discovering, asking questions, finding solutions and making our world, and the universe, more fascinating every day. Please keep in touch and inspire the next generation of SESE grads! - Karin Valentine
More than 19,000 Arizona State University undergraduate and graduate students are preparing to graduate this year. The format may be different, but our enthusiasm for celebration has never been more inspired and we encourage you to join us in honoring ASU graduate and undergraduate students on Monday, May 3.
The university-wide presentation of degree candidates and conferral of degrees will be virtual, premiering on the morning of May 3. Graduates and their families will be able to celebrate commencement from anywhere in the world anytime after the premiere of the ceremony, increasing the opportunity for participation, particularly for out-of-state and international students and their families.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host a special live virtual convocation program for students and families, premiering at 10 a.m. on May 3. You can subscribe to our channel now to be notified when the convocation video premieres. Commencement FAQ page.
Virtual Graduation toolkit
Hey graduates, families, and friends! Looking for a way to celebrate your virtual graduation? Check out these ASU-branded virtual background, social media filters, cover photos and profile images you can use to showcase your grad’s achievements. Visit the virtual graduation toolkit and be sure to share using #ASUgrad!
ASU Alumni Association
As a proud graduate of ASU, you are now an important and valued member of one of the strongest alumni networks in the country and around the world — half a million strong! And, as you take your next steps in your personal and professional life, ASU is your powerful partner, each step of the way. Wherever you are, make the most of your career, family, activities and more. Explore ASU Alumni Association.
School of Earth and Space Exploration merchandise
Get your official swag gear including School-branded shirts, polos, sweatshirts, hoodies, field shirts and hats, baseball hats, onesies, bandanas, facemasks, water bottles, and more. Check it out and start shopping for yourself or your favorite graduate!
Outstanding spring grads
Meet a few of our featured graduates who have started their journey and have quite a future ahead of them. Read their stories and more from ASU News.
Delondrae Carter's interest in the universe first began in fourth grade when he worked on a project demonstrating the vast scale of the solar system. From there, he was inspired to learn as much as he could about astronomy and astrophysics.
Hearing his alumni parents speak highly of the school and faculty of their alma mater, Duncan always had an interest in attending ASU. Duncan researched and discovered ASU ranked as one of the top universities in the nation for interdisciplinary research, an important factor in his decision.
Jake Hanson knew he wanted to study astrophysics after a visit to Kitt Peak National Observatory the summer after graduating from high school. He is graduating this spring with a PhD in astrophysics from ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration.
Junehyoung Jeon is the School of Earth and Space Exploration Dean’s Medalist for 2021, having earned this award through his excellent academic performance, his collaborative spirit doing research and his fearless enthusiasm toward solving new problems.
Growing up in San Diego, Alexandra Kepler had experienced several droughts and wanted to find a way to protect and save the environment. Her decision to attend ASU was based on the wide range of extracurriculars, classes, minors, majors, and opportunities that allow for every individual to find what they are truly passionate about.
Recognizing the School of Earth and Space Exploration’s interdisciplinary program as one of the highest ranked in the country, Vishaal Singh applied to the ASU graduate program with a goal of working on instrument development for future missions.
This spring, Stone Woodham will be the first in his family to graduate from a university, earning dual bachelor’s degrees — one in astrobiology and biogeosciences and the other in communication.