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Fall 2019 Commencement

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11/14/19 Announcements

Fall 2019 Commencement is officially one month away! Don't forget to order your official graduation announcements! More information can be found here:

The final drafts of the student name sections of the Commencement Program are available online for review. Please visit the following link:

Fall 2019 Commencement

Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14, 2019

Strahan Arena at the University Events Center

Friday, December 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

College of Education

The Graduate College


Friday, December 13, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

College of Applied Arts

University College

The Graduate College


Friday, December 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

College of Liberal Arts

The Graduate College


Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

College of Science and Engineering

The Graduate College


Saturday, December 14, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

McCoy College of Business Administration

The Graduate College


Saturday, December 14, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

College of Fine Arts and Communication

College of Health Professions

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.

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 at (undergraduate) or The Graduate College at (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 at