What to Expect

Commencement Location:

The Commencement Ceremonies and the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony are conducted in the UT Dallas Activity Center. For additional information you can visit the Commencement Instructions (for the students) page.

Local Lodging and Dining Options:

Phone numbers and addresses for accommodations and dining options may be found at Richardson’s Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Accessibility Accommodations:

The Commencement Ceremonies will be projected on a large screen behind the stage with captions for the hearing impaired. Limited seating for guests with disabilities or special needs is located on the main floor of the Commencement Ceremonies. Early arrival is encouraged. Please visit the ADA Resources page if you need to make any special accommodations.

Photos and Videos:

Flash Photography will take photographs at each Commencement Ceremony. They will send each graduate a photo proof of his/her Commencement Ceremony pictures as well as ordering information. You may contact them at (214) 443-9393 for more information. You can go to HiEd to purchase DVDs of Commencement.  

Important Deadlines

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Graduation Application Deadline

Monday, September 23, 2019
Deadline to Update Primary Name which will be printed on your diploma
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Commencement RSVP Update Deadline
Monday, November 18, 2019
Commencement Guest Tickets Available Online