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Spring 2017 Graduation Application Deadline

The spring 2017 graduation application is now available; click here to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 10, 2017.

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

Spring 2017 Commencement

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 11, 12, and 13, 2017

The University Events Center/Strahan Arena

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

College of Applied Arts

The Graduate College

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

College of Fine Arts and Communication

The Graduate College

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

McCoy College of Business Administration

The Graduate College

Friday, May 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

College of Science and Engineering

The Graduate College

Friday, May 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

College of Health Professions

College of Education 1

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

The Graduate College

Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

College of Education 2

   Department of Curriculum and Instruction

   Department of Health and Human Performance

The Graduate College

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

College of Liberal Arts 1

   Department of Geography

   Department of Political Science

   Department of Psychology

The Graduate College

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

College of Liberal Arts 2

   Department of Anthropology

   Department of English

   Department of History

   Center for International Studies

   Department of Modern Languages

   Department of Philosophy

   Department of Sociology

University College

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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