Graduation Application Period: January 19th thru February 5th
Commencement Participation: Participation (walking) in the commencement ceremony is restricted to students who have completed ALL degree requirements. Students NOT meeting all requirements in the semester they apply will not be allowed to walk. Please plan accordingly as the ceremonies are ticketed and tickets are limited. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee conferring of any degree.
**All Spring 2016 Diplomas will be dated May 14, 2016 regardless of ceremony attended.
SPRING 2016 Commencement:
Graduate School Ceremony:
LIVE Commencement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QkaGromecQ
Friday, May 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Location: University Fieldhouse
Doctoral Graduates ( 10 Tickets )
Specialist Graduates ( 5 Tickets )
Master Graduates ( 5 Tickets )
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Location: University Fieldhouse
LIVE Commencement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-Plf-qKVI0
( 11 tickets per graduate )
College of Business
College of Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Location: University Fieldhouse
LIVE Commencement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iEKfm1uiMk
( Ceremony not ticketed )
College of Science & Engineering
School of Agriculture
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Location: University Fieldhouse
LIVE Commencement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQLQXm7Zj2E
( 11 tickets per graduate )
College of Education & Human Services
You can purchase your regalia by contacting the Texas Book Company at 903-886-5830 or http://www.amcbookstore.com/home.aspx
Please report to the commencement location at least 45 minutes prior to your ceremony.
Any designated available parking area; please see directional signage and refer to the campus map.
Doors will open 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony.
After the application filing deadline has passed, the number of tickets allotted each student are calculated and the information posted to the graduation website. Tickets will be available through your myLeo account approximately 4 weeks prior to the ceremony. Email notification will be sent to your myLeo when they are available.
We carefully calculate tickets based on the seating capacity of the venue divided by the number of graduates attending. Students will have the opportunity to donate unused tickets back to the ticket pool which will allow students to print extra tickets. The amount of extra tickets available will depend on the size of the ticket pool but usually no more than 5 will be available.
If you have extra tickets that you won’t be using, PLEASE donate them back to the unused guest extra ticket pool.
Anyone over the age of three must have a ticket.
During the ceremony, you will have your picture taken two times by a professional photographer.
The dress code can be found via downloading the Ccommencement Ceremony and Academic Regalia document.
No, diplomas are sent to your address you supplied on your graduation application approximately 6-8 working weeks after commencement.