Graduation/Commencement ceremonies are an optional part of the graduation process. Depending on which semester a student completes his or her degree requirements there will be various ceremony options. There are generally no graduation/commencement/convocation ceremonies held for summer graduates.

Students who graduate in August may attend either the December ceremonies or the subsequent May ceremonies. Please refer to the links below for more information on each ceremony. Feel free to contact the Academic Advising Office if you have questions.

Graduation Dates

Sign up to attend six weeks in advance

Students are able to attend the Graduate School ceremony and the Engineering ceremony. If students want to attend the Engineering ceremony, contact Pam Vrabel by email six weeks prior to the ceremony you plan to attend.

  • Masters: Time and Place yet to be arranged
  • Doctors: Time and Place yet to be arranged
  • The University-wide ceremony is held only in May and is open to all University of Texas at Austin graduates. Please note that graduate students are not hooded at this ceremony, and there is no individual recognition of graduates. Graduates from each school or college are recognized en masse.
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