Students will participate in the ceremony based on their college. A full breakdown of the ceremony schedule is located here. Some programs have been granted an exception to the ceremony their students will participate in. Those exceptions can be found here.
All graduates who participate in the ceremony must wear the appropriate commencement attire and are required to wear the TAMU regalia for the degree they will be awarded. Please review the Things to Order for Ceremony page for additional information.
Students will receive their diploma via mail after the ceremony if they submitted their graduation application on time, have met all degree requirements, and have cleared any financial obligations owed to the university. These students who pass the initial clearance can expect their diploma to ship two to three weeks after graduation. Students who clear after the initial clearance and before the final clearance deadline can expect their diploma to ship approximately two to three weeks after they clear and their degree is awarded. An email with tracking information will be sent to the graduate’s Texas A&M email account once the diploma ships.
The name printed on your diploma will be the name listed on your official student records at the time the degree is awarded. More information about the name change process can be found on the Personal Information Change page.
Yes. Degree candidates needing disability accommodations in order to participate in one of the main campus ceremonies located on the Texas A&M University College Station campus should contact Laura Zeig via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (979) 845-1059 by Monday of the week before graduation. For additional information, please refer to the Disability Accommodations section of our website.
Congratulations! Yes, those graduating with honors will be acknowledged at commencement by gold-colored honor stoles. Stoles for honor graduates will be distributed during check-in before graduation. Additional information may be found on the Graduating with Honors page of the graduation website.
Reed Arena - Unless otherwise stated on the graduation schedule, degree candidates should arrive an hour before their ceremony begins. Check-in will take place at the North Entry of Reed Arena. Those that have not checked in thirty minutes prior to the start of the ceremony will be marked as absent and not announced in the ceremony.
Wondering where to go for graduation? Line formation? Graduates should enter through the north entrance of Reed Arena. Please visit the What to Expect, Day of page for graduation day details for the degree candidates.
Students earning two Undergraduate Degrees will attend the ceremony for their primary degree. Students pursuing a combination program will attend the ceremony for the higher level degree (Example – if you are earning a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree, you would attend the ceremony for the Master’s degree).