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ASDOH Commencement

Required Pre-Commencement Orientation

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A.T. Still University
Schedule of events.

Required ASDOH Ceremonies

Awards Brunch
Thursday, May 25, 2017
9:45 a.m. until 12:20 p.m.
Hilton Phoenix/ Mesa
For more information please contact Michele Fiore, Senior Administrative Assistant.

Founder's Ball
Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
Hilton Phoenix/ Mesa
For additional information click here.

For more information please contact Lisa Valech, Executive Assistant to the Dean.

Military Recognition Dinner

Honoring Veteran and Active Military Graduates
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Falls Event Center, Gilbert Arizona
Invitation only, for more information contact Student Life.


Friday, May 26, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center

Cannot attend? Watch live:; the progam will begin broadcasting at the time listed above.

The following is a check-list to help ensure you will complete all requirements to participate in your ceremony:

1) Graduation RSVP
2) Gown and Tam/Tassel
3) Announcements
4) Guest Hooder (Optional)
5) Tickets
6) Photos
7) Diplomas

Graduation RSVP

All students of A.T. Still University are required to RSVP to their commencement ceremony at least 30 days prior to their ceremony.

ASDOH RSVPs will be taken from the '2017 Graduate Name List' document created and distributed by the ASDOH Dean's Office. Note this online document can only be accessed by the graduate via the secure ATSU portal.

Gown and Tassel/Tam

Graduates are responsible for purchasing their own gown and tassel [Masters]/ tam [Doctorate] for their commencement ceremony.

Oak Hall is the preferred vendor for ATSU commencement regalia; to order navigate to Oak Hall’s online ordering system (available here). ATSU - Arizona does not have an on-campus bookstore or venue to purchase so please ensure you order from Oak Hall early to avoid additional shipping costs.

The Department of Student Affairs will purchase Master/Doctoral hoods for each graduate; these hoods will be provided during the Hooding Ceremony.

Ceremony Announcements

CB Announcements/ Balfour is the preferred vendor for ATSU commencement announcements. To order from CB Announcements/ Balfour, please complete the following steps:

  • Navigate to CB Announcements/ Balfour online (available here).
  • Select Your State: Arizona
  • Select Your School: A.T. Still University
  • Ceremony Month: May
  • Press Continue.

Guest Hooder (Optional)

Each graduate will be hooded by a member of the faculty at the Dean's discretion. If a Graduate has an individual she/he wants to hood them they may request that option.

Individuals meeting the following criteria may apply to be a guest hooder during the commencement ceremony:

  • Guest Hooder must hold a terminal degree [i.e.: DMD, DDS, DO, MD, Ph.D., Ed.D, Au.D., D.P.T., etc.) or equivalency of the degree being conferred.

Note: members of the A.T. Still University faculty do not qualify as a guest hooder; those requests will need to be directed to your Dean's Office.

Complete the online form (accessible here) to submit your request. Note: you must access the form via your portal log-in credentials.

Commencement Tickets

Each graduate will be distributed fifteen (15) tickets for her/his ceremony. If this number is not sufficient for your needs we strongly encourage soliciting colleagues who will not be utilizing their allotment.

Tickets will be distributed only at commencement orientation.

Commencement Photos

Grad Images is the official photographer of ATSU commencement celebrations; please navigate to their web site for ordering instructions (available here).

Please note graduates will not be in the system until after the ceremony when she/he has been photographed


Diplomas will be ordered after all grades are received at the end of the academic semester/quarter. It will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks after your ceremony to receive your diploma.

To ensure proper delivery of your diploma contact the Office of the Registrar (available here) to make necessary updates. The Office of the Registrar also offers more details on your diploma online (here).