Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 14, 2021 – In-Person Ceremony

Globe Life Field
9:00am
Students Arrive: TBD

Sunday, May 16, 2021 – Virtual Ceremony
For those who cannot attend in person
5:00pm

To properly plan for graduates to participate in the commencement ceremony, please RSVP with your intent
of attending or not ASAP by creating an account and completing the Participation Form on MarchingOrder.

To-Do Checklist:

  • Verify with your academic advisor for your eligibility to graduate and honors status, if applicable.
  • Complete all requirements, completion of all credit hours, practicum hours, transcript transfers etc. needed to graduate. The final awarding of degrees and honors is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the appropriate requirements by each candidate.
  • MyMav - Apply to graduate (include payment) AND RSVP for the Commencement Ceremony.
    Graduation is the formal process of receiving your degree.
    Commencement is when the graduating candidate WALK across the stage.
    These are processed in MyMav.
  • By March 17th: RSVP by creating an account with your UTA student email and completing the Participation Form on MarchingOrder on the UTA Commencement website.  Only those who have created an account will receive updated information on the ceremony that they chose to attend.
  • Late RSVP: We are still accepting RSVP’s.  RSVP by creating an account with your UTA student email and completing the Participation Form on MarchingOrder on the UTA Commencement website.  Only those who have created an account will receive updated information on the ceremony that they chose to attend.
  • March 22-26: Grad Finale at the UTA Bookstore – your opportunity for the graduate and/or their parents to view and purchase regalia (early bird pricing), rings, diploma frames, and order invitations. Click here for more information.
  • April 1: Deadline for Early Bird pricing for graduation orders from the UTA Bookstore. Orders for commencement regalia from the UTA Bookstore will continue at regular pricing.
  • April 15: Deadline to order graduation regalia (cap, gown, and hood if applicable) for Bachelors and Masters.
    Apply for Maverick Advantage.
  • April 26: Deadline to upload graduate photo within MarchingOrder. Please upload a high-quality photo of you in graduation regalia or business attire (In-person and Virtual ceremonies).
  • April 30: Deadline to hold Master’s Exam or Dissertation Defense (Master’s and PhD students)*
  • May 7: Deadline to submit your approved Thesis or Dissertation to the Library AND submit a report of your Final Master’s Exam Report or Dissertation Defense Report to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration (Master’s and PhD students)*
  • May 11: Deadline to submit your graduation cap into Grad Cap Decorating Contest. Entry period is April 12th at 9am–Tuesday, May 11th at 12pm.
  • May 12-19: Vote on your favorite graduation cap during the voting period.
  • May 19: Deadline to complete First Destination Survey.
  • May 19: By this date, share photos on social media using #ForeverMaverick.
  • Diploma is distributed by the Office of Records and Registration at Davis Hall 6-8 weeks after your degree is conferred.

*Dates are subject to change.

The Commencement Ceremony will be Live streamed.

For Commencement Ceremony questions

Please contact Gina Gonzalez-Wilson at sswcommencement@uta.edu.