Commencement Information


Friday, December 12, 2014
College Park Center
(Faculty and students must arrive by 10:00am at the West Entrance) 

Commencement Ceremony Planning Information

Below you will find important information about dates, procedures and deadlines for this year’s commencement planning. The School of Social Work’s ceremony will include Undergraduate & Graduate candidates.

Please refer to the UTA Commencement Website for maps, parking, regalia, tickets, photography and other details.

Verification with Advisor

Before applying to graduate, verify with your academic advisor if you are eligible to graduate and honor status.

Complete Graduation Application (All Degree Candidates)

Click here for application instructions and additional information.

Late Applications – depending on the commencement program publishing deadlines, late-applying students may not have their name included in the commencement program.

Social Work Ceremony RSVP and Tickets

Those who complete the form before the deadline and have been approved to participate will receive ticket instructions to obtain tickets for their guests in their MavMail account from UTA.

For ticket distribution information and ticket amounts, click here.

Candidates who submit their RSVP and application late or who do not confirm their RSVP to participate will not receive instructions to print tickets in their MavMail account. We also cannot guarantee the maximum number of guest tickets.

All graduates must have a ticket to enter the College Park Center. You will need a GRADUATE (not a guest) ticket for entry into the College Park Center west doors. All guest tickets will enter in the north doors. When you pull your tickets, you should also get automatically, a graduate ticket. You must bring this with you to enter.

Guests over the age of two must have a ticket to attend the ceremony. All seats are first come, first served basis. Amount of tickets are limited to the amount of each graduating candidate attending.

Regalia (Cap and Gown)

The required regalia may be ordered from the UTA Bookstore. Deadline to order will be posted by the bookstore. Late orders will have additional charges.

Long Distance Education – Please go to UTA Bookstore, scroll down to Regalia, then go to Distance Education and follow instructions to order your regalia.

Grad Finale (Invitations/Announcements, Regalia, Maverick Rings and Accessories)

Check the UTA Bookstore for dates and times for the Grad Finale. A Jostens representative will be there to show samples and take orders for your invitations/announcements. The Alumni Association and Balfour will also be there to take orders for Maverick Rings. Regalia (caps, gowns and hoods) and accessories wil be on-hand for sale. This is a great one stop commencement shopping opportunity! Invitations and Announcements can be ordered online at

Personal Items at the Ceremony

Do not bring personal items with you (i.e. purses, cameras, etc.).  If you do not want to carry them across the stage, then leave them with your guest or family before you enter the building as they are not permitted in the line-up area. Once the ceremony begins you cannot return to this area.

Items left in the line-up area are not the responsibility of University staff.

Guest Parking Information

This information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
Click here to view a map of the parking lot


Flash Photography will photograph each graduate candidate during the commencement ceremony. Complimentary proofs will be mailed to the candidates the week after the ceremony. The photographer will use the address on the cards to mail ordering information to purchase pictures.

If you have questions, please contact Flash Photography via their website here:


Degrees will be distributed from the Registrar’s Office or Graduate Studies in Davis Hall. To contact them click here, scroll down to Graduation Team and contact the correct Graduation Team Member.

Commencement is both a joyous and serious occasion.

We ask that members of the audience refrain from making unnecessary disturbances that would interfere with
everyone’s desire to see and hear all aspects of the ceremony.