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Summer Commencement Reminders


  • there are no tickets or guest limits for summer commencement
  • arrive one hour early to Strahan Coliseum to check-in
  • limit the number of personal belongings that you bring with you
  • be sure to wear appropriate academic regalia (black cap, black gown, maroon and gold tassel)
  • the ceremony will honor 300 graduates and last approximately one hour
  • graduates are required to stay throughout the ceremony


  • there are no tickets or guest limits for summer commencement
  • refer to the Commencement Parking Map for parking lot locations and any lane closures
  • you may arrive as early as 1.5 hours prior to the start of the ceremony
  • once inside, you may reserve one seat per person present
  • please refrain from bringing air horns or other noise makers into Strahan Coliseum
  • the ceremony will honor 300 graduates and last approximately one hour
  • guests are asked to please stay throughout the ceremony

Congratulations, graduates!

Summer 2015 Commencement

Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Watch Live

College of Liberal Arts

College of Science and Engineering

University College

The Graduate College

Friday, August 7, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Watch Live

College of Applied Arts

McCoy College of Business Administration

The Graduate College

Friday, August 7, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Watch Live

College of Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication

College of Health Professions

The Graduate College


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.

Summer 2015 Graduation Application Deadline

The summer 2015 graduation application is now closed.

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

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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