Frequently Asked Questions

Registering for Commencement

Spring 2024 graduates who have applied for graduation via MyMav on or before the March 1, 2024 application deadline. Please complete your profile by April 15, 2024, in Marching Order.

If you are a previous-semester graduate who wishes to defer participation in this commencement, and you do not have access to you UTA email, please use your preferred email to complete your graduate profile. If you cannot access the information, contact

Marching Order is the commencement software platform UTA uses to ensure a memorable ceremony experience. Graduates use this platform to upload photos, confirm pronunciation of their name, request ADA accommodations, request guest tickets and more.

All graduates accessing the Marching Order registration site must use their 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 so we can look into your account further.

Your degree information, name, and photo will be displayed alongside our in-person ceremony livestreams and as part of our virtual ceremony. 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. 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

Guest tickets are required for entry into Globe Life Field, and graduates will request the number of guest tickets they desire in Marching Order when registering for commencement. Hosting commencement at Globe Life Field allows UTA to serve more guests and place fewer restrictions on the number of guest tickets allocated to each graduate.

So long as graduates complete their Marching Order profile by April 15, the number of tickets requested will be released to them on April 22. Details about claiming and distributing tickets are available on the Guest Tickets page and will be distributed to graduates via email.

Graduates will receive a separate GradPass the week of commencement. Graduates should not be included in guest ticket counts. Kids under the age of two do not need a ticket as long as they are sitting on a ticketed guest’s lap.

Commencement ceremonies at Globe Life Field should last approximately 2.5 hours. All graduates and guests are asked to respect each graduate and remain until the conclusion of the ceremony.

Graduates should plan to arrive at Globe Life Field 75 minutes before their ceremony. Doors open 60 minutes before each ceremony for guests. More detailed information will be provided as we get closer to commencement.

All bags and purses must be soft sided and not exceed 16” x 16” x 8”. Backpacks are prohibited, except for single-compartment drawstring bags that do not exceed the MLB bag-size requirements of 16” x 16” x 8”. Exceptions are for those that are carried for medical reasons or manufactured diaper bags that accompany infants and young children. All bags are subject to search before entering the ballpark.

No. In recent years, UTA added a summer commencement ceremony to its traditional spring/fall offering. While doing so added an additional opportunity to celebrate new graduates, it also introduced more expansive demands on resource areas. After evaluating the reach of this pilot program, the impact on our limited resource pools, and in consideration of our move to Arlington’s grand stage at Globe Life Field, the decision was made to return to hosting commencement ceremonies only after spring and fall regular sessions.

After Spring 2024 commencement, graduates may only defer their participation in commencement for one semester. Spring 2024 graduates may only defer to Fall 2024 commencement, and any UTA alumni that graduated prior to Spring 2024 will be ineligible to participate in future commencement ceremonies.


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 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