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Commencement

3/19/2020 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Spring 2020 Commencement has been postponed and will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and Saturday, August 8, 2020. The schedule is listed below:

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
College of Education Group 1
    Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology
    Department of Health and Human Performance
College of Health Professions
The Graduate College

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
McCoy College of Business Administration
College of Education Group 2
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction
The Graduate College

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
College of Liberal Arts
The Graduate College

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
College of Applied Arts
University College
The Graduate College

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
College of Fine Arts and Communication
The Graduate College

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
College of Science and Engineering
The Graduate College

Spring 2020 graduation candidates will be contacted directly with further details. If Spring 2020 graduation candidates are eligible to graduate at the end of the spring semester, they will still receive their degree and a diploma even if they are not able to participate in the rescheduled commencement ceremonies this summer.

Summer 2020 Commencement will remain on Friday, August 7, 2020.



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.

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


Candidates and Guests with Disabilities

Reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities will be provided upon request. If you know you will need accommodations on commencement day, please contact your Academic Advising Center (Undergraduate) or The Graduate College (Graduate students) at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.

Accommodations for guests with disabilities include accessible parking, shuttle services, accessible seating, and sign language interpreting services. For more information on parking and seating for individuals with limited mobility, see here.

For additional information regarding accommodations for persons with disabilities, please visit the Office of Disability Services (ODS) website or call the ODS at 512-245-3451.


For information regarding the graduation application, visit the Candidate Instructions page.

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