Receiving your degree at Commencement commemorates your hard work. There are only four steps between you, your diploma and crossing the stage.
Students who wish to graduate must submit a graduation application to the Office of the Registrar and pay the graduation fee. Graduation fees must be paid in full in order to participate in graduation, receive regalia, diploma and transcripts. For more information regarding graduation fees click here.
*Applications received after the deadline will be charged a late fee of $38 in accordance with catalog policy. Applications received within two months of graduation will be charged $256 plus any applicable rush fees for regalia. Graduation applications will not be accepted less than one month prior to a graduation date.
Be sure to order your custom academic regalia provided exclusively from Herff Jones at the virtual Grad Kickoff on Sept. 3. It’s tailored to you and the degree you’ve worked so hard for. Graduation fees must be paid in full in order for you to participate in graduation and receive your regalia, commencement tickets, diploma and transcripts.
Orders for the December 2020 ceremony must be placed no later than Oct. 30. Late orders are subject to additional fees.
As our TXWES community and nation meet the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we are working with vendors to identify how graduates will receive their graduation items. As we continue to monitor the situation and follow recommendations from local authorities and the CDC, we will continue to keep you updated — please check back for more information about ticket disbursement.
All participating graduates are guaranteed 5 tickets to the commencement ceremony. Beginning on Nov.10, participating graduates in need of additional tickets are eligible to request extra tickets online. Extra tickets are not guaranteed and the quantity of extra tickets available is dependent on the number of participating graduates, available seats and the number of extra tickets requested. Participating graduates are encouraged to request tickets for confirmed guests to increase the probability that all students receive what they are needing.
Graduation fees must be paid in full in order for students to participate in graduation and receive their regalia, commencement tickets, diploma and transcripts. View more information on graduation fees.
It's here. With all the excitement that comes with this day don't forget the important details.
Please arrive at the Riley Center no later than 8:30 a.m. for check-in. There is a lot that goes into the pre-ceremony process. Don’t risk missing important information because you're late.
Spring 2020 (rescheduled)
Please arrive at the Riley Center no later than 3:30 p.m. for check-in. There is a lot that goes into the pre-ceremony process. Don’t risk missing important information because you're late.
Graduates should wear all academic regalia to the ceremony and leave the rest at home or in the car. Your hands will be busy waving and shaking hands, so don't let carrying bags and purses get in the way.
Your academic regalia includes your cap, gown, hood, stoles, academic cords and academic medals. Under your gown, you should wear dressy, business attire. When selecting your shoes, keep in mind you have to climb a lot of stairs to get on and off the stage.
*Students who arrive with an unprofessional appearance or displaying unacceptable behavior will be asked to leave the ceremony.