Frequently Asked Questions

Spring 2022

Registering for Commencement

We require you to express your intent to participate by April 15 so we can best plan a memorable experience for both our graduates and guests. Students who apply after April 15 can still participate in commencement, but they will have limited or no personal ceremony information and limited or no access to guest tickets.

All graduates accessing the Marching Order registration site must use their mavs.uta.edu email for a single sign-in experience in Marching Order.

If you no longer have access to your UTA email and you have registered to defer with a preferred email, complete your graduate profile. On the landing page, you should see a section under “New Users.” Click the Register button. On the next page, you should be able to enter your UTA email address. If you received an error after submitting your email, please contact studentaffairs@uta.edu so we can look into your account further.

Your degree information will be displayed on a slide during the ceremonies at College Park Center while you cross the stage. Inside your Marching Order profile, you are able to update your photo, and your degree information will be populated from MyMav to be included on your slide. The graduate slides will be available on the commencement webpage. Slide submission deadline is April 15. No late submissions will be accepted. Here are some examples for reference: headshot, personal, regalia. If you select to not upload your photo, a general UTA logo will be used instead.

In an effort to clearly pronounce all names during the ceremony and on your slides on the commencement website, we ask graduates to submit either phonetic pronunciation or a recording of your name. The deadline to submit pronunciation information is April 15. If the pronunciation information is not submitted by the deadline, a recording will be made based on the most common pronunciation of the name.

In-person Commencement Ceremonies

Tickets are required for entry into College Park Center, and graduates will have the opportunity to claim six guest tickets in the first ticket offer beginning April 12. Additional tickets will be offered in the second and third ticket offers, but quantities will depend on availability. Kids under the age of 2 do not need a ticket and must sit on a ticketed guest’s lap.

After graduates express their intent to participate and complete the graduate profile in Marching Order, more details about the ceremony tickets will be released via email the week of April 10.

Graduates will receive a separate GradPass the week of commencement. Graduates should not be included in guest ticket counts.

Each commencement ceremony should last no longer that 2 hours, but are typically about 90 minutes. All graduates and guests are asked to respect each graduate and remain until the conclusion of the ceremony if participating or spectating.

Doors open 60 minutes before the ceremony for guests. Graduates will have a separate entrance from guests and can arrive 90 minutes prior to the ceremony. More detailed information will be provided as we get closer to commencement.

General

Diplomas are mailed 6-8 weeks after final grades post.

They will be mailed to the permanent address you have listed in MyMav. If it has been longer than eight weeks since you graduated, email gradteam@uta.edu to check the status.

Students with FERPA holds will not be listed in the printed program. Holds need to be removed in MyMav and will be updated in the digital program.

Students who applied after the application deadline will not be included in the printed program but will be added to the digital program once application has been approved. For questions about this process, email gradteam@uta.edu.