Apply for Graduation

Fall 2020 degrees will be posted starting January 5, 2021. Your degree will be posted by January 15, 2021, and you will receive an email when this happens. Diplomas will be mailed out the week of January 18, 2021.

The 2020 Virtual Ceremony will be available starting at 8 am on Monday, December 14. These videos will be available to view anytime after Monday, December 14.

As announced in a message from President Richard C. Benson and Provost Inga Musselman, in-person fall 2020 commencement activities and ceremonies – including Doctoral Hooding – will not take place. Please watch this site and monitor your UT Dallas email for more details about rescheduling of commencement ceremonies.

Complimentary celebration packages from the Office of the President will be available to claim through the University Bookstore after degrees have been certified in January. Gifts will include, among other items, a diploma cover and a commemorative Commencement program. Additional instructions on how to request your package will be emailed to you on or around January 19. For additional questions, contact graduation@utdallas.edu.

Before you apply for graduation, always verify with your academic advisor that you are eligible for graduation at the end of the application term. You must successfully complete all coursework you are enrolled in at UT Dallas during your graduation term.

To apply for graduation, please log into Galaxy and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply for graduation (PDF).

After you have applied to graduate, you need to check your UT Dallas email on a regular basis throughout the semester. You will receive all correspondence regarding your graduation and commencement there.

Deadlines and Important Dates by Semester

Dates and deadlines are updated at the conclusion of each academic year.

Deadline to apply for graduation:
February 11, 2021

Late Applications Accepted with $100 Late Fee Until:
March 1, 2021 (fee will appear on your account 3 to 5 business days after this date)

Date to update your Online Commencement RSVP:
March 1, 2021

Deadline to update the name that will appear on your diploma:
February 22, 2021

Deadline to update your Confidentiality/FERPA to be listed in graduation publications:
February 22, 2021

Deadline to update the address your diploma will be mailed to in Orion:
TBD

Deadline to apply for graduation:
June 10, 2021

Late Applications Accepted with $100 Late Fee Until:
July 15, 2021 (fee will appear on your account 3 to 5 business days after this date)

Date to update your Online Commencement RSVP:
October 1, 2021 (Fall Commencement)

Deadline to update the name that will appear on your diploma:
TBD

Deadline to update your Confidentiality/FERPA to be listed in graduation publications:
TBD

Deadline to update the address your diploma will be mailed to in Orion:
TBD

Deadline to apply for graduation:
September 4, 2020

Late Applications Accepted with $100 Late Fee Until:
October 1, 2020 (fee will appear on your account 3 to 5 days after this date)

Date to update your Online Commencement RSVP:
October 1, 2020

Deadline to update the name that will appear on your diploma:
September 28, 2020

Deadline to update your Confidentiality/FERPA to be listed in graduation publications:
September 28, 2020

Deadline to update the address your diploma will be mailed to in Orion:
January 14, 2021

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