Commencement Information for Students

Eligibility Requirements

Graduate Studies Commencement is held annually in June to celebrate students who complete their degrees during the academic year.
Registration is now closed for the 2022 ceremony.  Please check back in late February 2023 for information about the 2023 Spring ceremony. Graduate Studies does not host a Fall Commencement Ceremony. 

Students eligible to participate in the June ceremony if:

Additionally, if your degree was awarded in 2020 or 2021 and you were unable to attend commencement due to COVID-19, you are eligible to register for the 2022 commencement ceremony on June 9.

Important 2022 Dates 

February 25                        

Registration opens

April 8 at 11:59 p.m.                                               

Advanced to candidacy forms due to Graduate Studies

April 24 Deadline to rent a cap/gown without a late fee
Starting April 25, there will be a $15 late fee
Distributions of regalia will start on May 25 a the campus store
May 9 at 11:59 p.m. Registration closes
June 6 Line-up instructions will be emailed
June 9    

Commencement line-up begins at 2:00 pm on Hutchinson Field
Ceremony begins at 3:00 pm at the 
University Credit Union Center (formerly ARC Pavilion).

Guest Tickets

All registered students will receive up to (4) guest tickets to attend the in-person ceremony. Ticket registration information was sent in the student confirmation email.  Guest tickets are managed by the Aggie Ticket Box Office

Special Requests or Accommodations 

If you are a graduating student and require special accommodations, please notify us as soon as possible by stating your need in the request under the "Special Needs" section of your commencement registration.  Two months' notice is needed for a sign language interpreter or if you need assistance crossing the stage. We are able to offer accommodations to students only. Please visit the Student Disability Center for further information.

A portion of Lot 25 is reserved and free of charge for vehicles displaying DMV-issued Disabled Person Parking Placards and Plates.  Guests with mobility challenges may use the shuttle service when in service, to travel to and from parking lots.