Aspen University Graduation Celebrations

We are so proud of our over 1,000 students who earn their degree each year.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aspen Office
4615 East Elwood Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85040

Reception Details

Event Details

Date: Friday, October 20, 2023
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

All attendees must stay for the entire ceremony.

Ceremony Details

What time should I arrive?

Graduates should arrive no 
later than 9:15 am to allow time to 
check-in at the registration table and line up.
 It’s also an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow graduates. 
If you have guests with you, they are welcome to explore the venue and find their seats while the graduates are getting ready.

Check-in will begin at 8:30 am


Graduates must bring their own regalia to the ceremony. Regalia can be ordered through 
Aspen's Jostens store. (Note: regalia generally takes at least 5 weeks to arrive, so be sure to order early.) 

Graduates must be checked in by 9:15 am. Graduates will line up and process into the ceremony together. All graduates must remain through the end of the ceremony.

Where is Graduation?
Dream City Church
13613 North Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Nearest Airport

Travel and Hotel Details

Aspen has a room block set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix North Happy Valley. Rooms start at $159 per night. 

To use the Aspen room block:

Click here to book your reservation under the Aspen University Students rate at the
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix North Happy Valley or call the Front Desk directly at 


Aspen has a room block set up at the Sonesta Select Phoenix Camelback. Rooms start at $139 per night.  Click here to book your reservation under the Aspen Commencement 2023 room block.

Hotel Room Block:

Note: students are not required to stay at the room block; students are welcome to arrange
their own accommodations.

Cap and gown ordering is available year-round from Jostens'
Jostens' also offers nursing pins, personalized stoles, and diploma frames for purchase.

Order Regalia

The 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be Friday, October 20, 2023!

RSVP for Eligible Students Opens Summer 2022

The 2022 Graduation is Happening Friday, October 14th, 2022!

Event Details:

Graduates, families, and friends are invited to attend the 2023 Commencement
reception the evening before the ceremony. This event will include food, a chance to meet
with your dean, Aspen honors society meet-ups, cap decorating, and more! 

(Note: for cap decorating, graduates must bring their own caps; cardboard caps will be provided for children. General art supplies will be provided, but grads are welcome to bring their own supplies too.)

Don’t want to wait to check in until the morning of the ceremony? 

Early ceremony check-in will
be offered at the reception!

Families and friends will be offered open seating. Handicap-accessible seating
will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Guests who require supervision must have an adult, separate from the graduate, with them.

 Guests will not be able to sit with their graduates, nor will Aspen provide care services for guests.

 To ensure that there is space for all students to celebrate with their families and friends, we ask that each student try to limit their maximum guest count to 5. 

There are no tickets required to attend the commencement ceremony.

Guests Seating

We are looking forward to celebrating with you on October 20, 2023! 

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to


Click Here for the 2023 Commencement Program