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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.

Fall 2015 Graduation Application Deadline

The fall graduation application is now available. The deadline to apply for fall commencement is Friday, October 9th. APPLY NOW

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

Fall 2015 Commencement

Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12, 2015

Strahan Coliseum


Friday, December 11, 2015, 3:00 p.m. Watch Live

   College of Applied Arts

   College of Health Professions

   The Graduate College

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Watch Live

   College of Fine Arts and Communication

   The Graduate College

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Watch Live

   College of Liberal Arts

   The Graduate College

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Watch Live

   McCoy College of Business Administration

   College of Science and Engineering

   The Graduate College

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Watch Live

   College of Education

   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.

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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