Virtual commencement and healthy campus photography updates
Fall 2020 virtual commencement
New in the fall! In partnership with the University Technology Office and the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, fall commencement will also be displayed in a mixed-reality format. Videos will be shot with Kinect cameras to provide an augmented reality experience on mobile phones — representing the ceremony in a way that unfolds in the user's physical space.
Assistant professor Robert LiKamWa is working with a group of students to develop the interactive, immersive experience in order to take this commencement season to new heights! Students and their families will need to download and install the ASU Commencement app to view the AR experience, which will be available in early December.
In the spring, the community worked hard to gather and create a number of virtual assets to make graduation a memorable experience for all students and families. Many of these assets are still available for use and we encourage you to promote them to your students through your communication channels. View and access assets here.
The Enterprise Marketing Hub will be working closely with the Office of University Events and Protocol to produce high-quality videos for the commencement ceremony. A number of these videos will be available to units to use in individual college convocations as well as the special interest ceremonies. Videos should be available by the end of November and will be distributed through the college graduation coordinators.
Check out graduation.asu.edu for the schedule and ceremony details.
Available photos and videos
Many units have come together to help create a library of more than 400 photography assets. These assets include: ASU Sync, classrooms, dining, housing, move-in, general campus life and more. These photos can be accessed and downloaded from ASU’s Photoshelter library. More photos will be added every few weeks, so be sure to check back for updates.
Photography guidelines for Healthy Campus
COVID-19 and its resulting health and safety issues have presented communicators with a challenge that we are navigating together. We will continue to capture life on campus and in our community, reinforcing the health guidelines kept up to date as part of ASU Health Services’ coverage and guidance during the pandemic.
Brand photos to show what life at ASU looks like during this time are kept in the Healthy Campus brand gallery. Additional photography guidelines during the pandemic have been added to the Brand Guide as a resource for units.
Social media toolkit
We continue to update the social media toolkit for the Healthy Campus campaign. We routinely upload new items or remove items in response to changes in policy or audience perception. This toolkit includes approved graphics and messaging, which should not be altered.
Be sure to check out our social media guidelines on the brand guide which talks about best practices for responding to comments and feedback on your social channels.
ASU Facilities Management has placed all required signage across the campuses and Environmental Health and Safety has reviewed all materials to ensure we are aligned with CDC guidelines. No units should be creating COVID-19 related signage. Custom signage that has not been reviewed and approved may be subject to removal.
Important websites to reference
The university has stood up a few important websites with COVID-19 related information. Please make sure you have reviewed them and continue to monitor them as they will provide you with the most up-to-date information.
Plans for fall 2020 →
Health Check →
COVID-19 Management Framework →