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Spring 2015 Commencement

Frequently Asked Questions

What? Texas State's Spring 2015 Commencement

Who? Texas State's commencement ceremonies are divided by college and in some cases by department. See the Ceremony Schedule page for more details.

Where? The commencement ceremonies will be held in Strahan Coliseum on campus in San Marcos. For more information about the venue and for directions, visit the Directions, Parking, and Seating page. The ceremonies will also be streamed live on the Commencement Website.

When? See the Ceremony Schedule page for ceremony start times. Each ceremony is expected to last between 1 & 1/2 and 2 hours long. Graduates and guests are encouraged to arrive one hour early.

Are you graduating? Visit the Candidate Information page for details.

Are you a guest? Visit the Guest Information page for details.


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more FAQs.


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.

Spring 2015 Commencement

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 14, 15, and 16, 2015

Strahan Coliseum

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

College of Liberal Arts Group 1

   Department of Anthropology

   Department of English

   Department of Geography

   Department of Modern Languages

   Department of Philosophy

   Department of Psychology

   Department of Sociology

The Graduate College

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

College of Health Professions

College of Liberal Arts Group 2

   Center for International Studies

   Department of History

   Department of Political Science

The Graduate College

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

College of Fine Arts and Communication

The Graduate College

Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

College of Applied Arts

The Graduate College

Friday, May 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

McCoy College of Business Administration

The Graduate College

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

College of Education Group 1

   Department of Curriculum and Instruction

   Department of Counseling, Leadership, and School Psychology

University College

The Graduate College

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

College of Science and Engineering

College of Education Group 2

   Department of Health and Human Performance

The Graduate College

To view future ceremony schedules, please click here.

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.

Spring 2015 Graduation Application Deadline

The spring 2015 graduation application deadline has passed.

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

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. http://www.registrar.txstate.edu/our-services/personal-info-update.html

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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