7 Things to Know About ASU Commencement — Chase Field Edition

Avoid stress and have your graduation day go smoothly, Sun Devils!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for us here at Arizona State University, when we see our graduating students either moving on to professional careers or pursuing master’s or doctoral studies.

The sky’s the limit for our Sun Devil graduates, so follow these tips to make their special day run as smoothly as possible.


We highly encourage families and friends to use public transportation to get to the ceremony at Chase Field, since finding a parking spot can be a hassle, especially in downtown Phoenix.

Chase Field is conveniently located within walking distance to two light rail stations. Visit Valley Metro for more information about public transportation options available to those visiting Chase Field.

For those driving, there’s parking all around Chase Field. Check out the Chase Field parking website for instructions and helpful hints. There is also a drop-off lot for guests, which features shaded benches in case anyone needs to wait for a driver.

Parking for those who are disabled or have elderly guests with them will be available on the first floor of the Chase Field Garage, the Jefferson Street Garage and the Plaza East Garage.


For all our Sun Devil families and friends who are coming in from out of town, ASU makes it easy to find the best accommodations for your visit.

Treat yourself to one of the countless number of beautiful hotels in the Valley — you may even be eligible for hotel discounts. If you are a member of the ASU Alumni Association, make sure you visit the member benefits page for more discounts.


Chase Field Seating Chart

Download this seating chart photo to your phone so that when you arrive, you know exactly where to go. Also, feel free to ask an attendant for help getting directions to your seat. They’re there to help!

Undergraduate candidates will be seated with their college. Plan to arrive no later than 7 p.m.

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Accessibility and disability information

Visit Chase Fields’ Access Guide for Guests With Disabilities for all the information guests will need. If you’d like to talk to someone on the phone or send an email, call the disability services manager/ADA coordinator: 602–462–6163, VideoPhone for the Deaf: 623–208–7722 or TDD: 602–462–3189, or email: nodell@suns.com.

Chase Field bag policy

A clear bag policy will be in operation. You may only bring in:

  • Sealed plastic bottles of still water
  • Empty plastic water bottles
  • Sealed single serving juice boxes and
  • Baby formula or baby food.

For more information and for a list of prohibited items, please visit azchasefield.com. If you have any other questions or concerns, visit the Chase Field Security FAQ page.

Inside Chase Field

Chase Field’s roof will be closed for the ceremony and it is an air-conditioned arena. Water stations will be available in the stadium and concession stands will be open.

Can’t make it to the ceremony?

If one of your loved ones can’t attend the ceremony in person, they can watch the event live around the world at asunow.asu.edu/asulive or via the live stream on Arizona State University’s Facebook page.

For further information, visit our Spring 2018 Commencement and Convocation website. We can’t wait to see all the family and friends at commencement celebrating our Sun Devils’ special day!

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Congratulations #ASUgrad Class of 2018! 👨‍🎓👩‍🎓🎉

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