Graduation 2021

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.

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

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.

Ethan Duncan

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.

Victoria Froh

Victoria Froh approached college with the mindset that the “normal path” was to choose a single major and finish in four years, but her experiences at ASU proved otherwise.

Jake Hanson

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

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.

Alexandra Kepler

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.  

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Vishaal Singh

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.

Stone Woodham

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.