Commencement Ceremony

School of Social Work
Friday, December 15, 2023
Globe Life Field
Gate Opens for Students and Faculty - TBA

 Virtual Ceremony - TBA
(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.
  • Summer - July 3rd & Fall - October 2nd: Deadline to Apply for Graduation and pay fee.
  • TBAUTA 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 TBA.  You can also access MarchingOrder through the UTA Commencement website.
  • TBA: 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.
  • October 10th - 12th: 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 10:00am to 6:00pm.
  • TBA: Order your regalia (cap, gown, and hood for Master's) to guarantee arrival before your ceremony.
  • TBA: 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.
  • TBADeadline to apply for Maverick Advantage
  • TBA:  Deadline to register in MarchingOrder, letting us know your plans in attending, reserve guest tickets, upload your graduation picture.
  • TBA: 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.
  • TBA: Vote on your favorite graduation cap during the voting period.
  • TBA: Winners of the Grad Cap Decorating Contest will be announced.
  • TBA: 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.

Fall 2023 Commencement Accommodation Request Form

This questionnaire is only for those who are being honored for graduating during the Fall 2023.