Commencement Ceremony

School of Social Work
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 9:00am
Globe Life Field
Gate Opens for Students and Faculty at 7:45am

 Virtual Ceremony - Monday, May 15, 2023
(Virtual ceremony available for streaming)
Date and times are tentative and subject to change

To-Do Checklist:

Complete the Undergraduate/Master's Exit Survey for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. You will receive an invitation from with the link to the survey. The link will also be available in Canvas.

  • 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.
  • March 1st : Deadline to Apply for Graduation and pay fee.
  • March 8thUTA uses MarchingOrder to allow graduates to register, request guest tickets and create their graduate profile. Follow this link, then select “Register Here” and complete the profile questions to gain access to receive guest tickets, let us know your name’s pronunciation, and submit a photo (in graduation regalia or business attire) for your graduate slide. All questions must be answered including “your plans for attending” to access tickets. Photos will be used during the ceremony at Globe Life as well as the website.  Please complete your registration in MarchingOrder by April 14th.  You can also access MarchingOrder through the UTA Commencement website.
  • May 1st: Tickets available to claim through MLB Ballpark app
  • Late Application for Graduation: The Office of the Registrar is still accepting late applications with an additional late fee. Those who have not applied will not have access to MarchingOrder. If you apply to graduate and it lists the following semester (term) and you need this changed to present semester, please contact your academic advisor to begin the change in graduation semester process. All steps must be completed to have access to MarchingOrder.
  • March 6th - 9th: 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 correct tassel color and more information.  Times are Monday & Tuesday are 10am-4pm and Wednesday & Thursday are 10am-6pm.
  • March - April: Order your regalia (cap, gown, and hood for Master's) to guarantee arrival before your ceremony.
  • May 5th: Deadline to participate in the Grad Cap Decorating Contest (for instructions).
  • TBA:  Deadline to submit the ADA Accommodation Form (for students ONLY, not family), form is below.  Family accommodations will be assisted by Globe Life Field's Guest Services when guests arrive.
  • April 14thDeadline to apply for Maverick Advantage
  • April 14th:  Deadline to register in MarchingOrder, letting us know your plans in attending, reserve guest tickets, upload your graduation picture.
  • May 8th: GradPass will be sent through MarchingOrder.  Please print your GradPass and bring it with you to your ceremony.  The scan is needed to announce your name while you are walking across the stage.
  • May 9th - May 15th: Vote on your favorite graduation cap during the voting period.
  • TBA: Winners of the Grad Cap Decorating Contest will be announced.
  • May 16th: 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)
  • Share photos on social media using #ForeverMaverick.
  • Diplomas are distributed by the Office of the Registrar at the University Administration Building 6-8 weeks after your degree is conferred.  This link is also for ordering Transcripts.

*Dates are subject to change.

Spring 2023 Commencement Accommodation Request Form

This questionnaire is only for those who are being honored for graduating during the Spring 2023. Accommodations for family members will be handled by the Globe Life Field Guest Services.