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Faculty Information

Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

Texas State has made the decision to hold in-person commencement ceremonies for spring 2021 candidates on Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14, 2021 in Bobcat Stadium.

Holding outdoor commencement ceremonies presents challenges in terms of inclement weather. Earlier this semester, we announced that Saturday, May 15th would be reserved as a “make-up” day in case of inclement weather and that any impacted ceremonies would be accommodated in Bobcat Stadium on Saturday, May 15th. We understand the importance of an in-person ceremony and are concerned that Saturday may also be at risk of weather implications. Therefore, if inclement weather is forecast for either part or all of a day, all ceremonies scheduled for the day will be moved indoors to Strahan Arena at the University Events Center at their originally scheduled times. Any decision to relocate a ceremony will be announced by 10 a.m. the previous day. Candidates will be notified via email and information regarding ticketing, parking, etc. for the relocation will be posted to the commencement website.

Congratulating your Graduates

According to recent surveys of Texas State graduates, faculty attendance is one of the most important aspects of the commencement ceremony. This is an indication of the hard work and dedication that faculty continue to provide to our students.

Faculty Regalia

Faculty are encouraged to wear regalia from their awarding institutions. Regalia is available for rent online from Balfour. Faculty should order their regalia no later than April 18, 2021. Ordering earlier (prior to April 4, 2021) ensures that desired hood colors will be available.

From Balfour:

Regalia services for Texas State University are provided by Balfour. If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance, please contact us.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-370-0931 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST), Monday-Friday or email us at

To better serve you, please include your name, the institution name you are attending, and a short message regarding your concern. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Information regarding returning of regalia will be available at a later date.