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Special Announcement - Commencement Schedules

The spring 2017 and summer 2017 commencement schedules are now available. Click here to be routed to the Schedule page.

Congratulations Summer Graduates!

Diplomas will be processed and mailed in September. For additional information, please visit The Office of the University Registrar's website at:

If you participated in summer commencement but plan to graduate in the fall, please be sure to reapply for graduation through Catsweb beginning on August 29th.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your Academic Advising Center or The Graduate College.

For other questions, please email

Fall 2016 Graduation Application Deadline

The fall graduation application is now available. You may apply through Self Service Banner. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 7th.

For more information, please contact your Academic Advising Center (undergraduates) or the Graduate College (graduate students).

Fall 2016 Commencement

Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17, 2016

Strahan Coliseum

Friday, December 16, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

College of Fine Arts and Communication

University College

The Graduate College

Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

College of Liberal Arts 1

  Department of Anthropology

  Department of English

  Department of Geography

  Department of History

  Center for International Studies

  Department of Modern Languages

  Department of Political Science

  Department of Sociology

The Graduate College

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

College of Health Professions

College of Liberal Arts 2

  Department of Philosophy

  Department of Psychology

College of Science and Engineering

The Graduate College

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

College of Applied Arts 1

  School of Criminal Justice

  School of Social Work

College of Education 1

  Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

  Department of Health and Human Performance

The Graduate College

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

College of Applied Arts 2

  Department of Aerospace Studies

  Department of Agriculture

  School of Family and Consumer Sciences

  Department of Military Science

  Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies

College of Education 2

  Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Graduate College

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

McCoy College of Business Administration

The Graduate College

The Difference Between Participating in Commencement and Graduating

It is important that candidates and families understand the difference between "participating in commencement [walking across the stage]" and "graduating [receiving a diploma]".

Please visit the Candidate Instructions page for details.

Watch Commencement Live from Our Jumbotron


While there is no substitute for attending a commencement ceremony in person, we recognize there are family and friends of graduates who are not able to travel to San Marcos. Therefore, Web-based streams of each ceremony will be available below by clicking "Watch Live". The links will be available a few weeks prior to the ceremony. Please note that delays or related issues may appear, depending on your computer processing speed and internet connection.

Your Name at Commencement

While applying for graduation, you may have noticed that your name needs to be updated in the University database. For example, adding your full middle name instead of just a middle initial.

In order to change your name with the University, you must submit a Personal Information Update Request with the Registrar's Office.

This name change will affect your diploma, the commencement program, your name Reader Card, and all other university documents.

For information regarding the graduation application, click here.

For diploma information, visit the Candidate Information webpage and the Registrar's Office website.

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