Frequently Asked Questions

Registering for Commencement

In order to best plan for a memorable experience for both our graduates and guests you must express your intent to participate in an in-person or virtual ceremony, or not at all, by December 1. Students who apply after this deadline can still participate in commencement, they just will not have their name pre-recorded.

In-person Commencement Ceremonies

For guests, 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.

Strollers are permitted.

Graduates should leave all bags at home, in the car, or with a family member before approaching the stadium. Only a small wallet and a phone should be brought into the stadium along with your printed GradPass provided the week of commencement. Medical bags are permitted.

Commencement Tickets

A Grad Pass is given specifically to each graduate for entry into the stadium and to cross the stage when it’s time for their name to be announced. Guest Tickets are required for anyone attending the ceremony to enter Globe Life and are not needed for the graduate.

Yes. Grad Passes must be printed and brought to the ceremony to be scanned. The Grad Pass must be the most up to date, printable version with all the correct information.


Diplomas are mailed 6-8 weeks after your degree is conferred. They will be sent to the address you listed on your graduation application. If it has been longer than 8 weeks since your degree was conferred, 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

Virtual Commencement

A virtual commencement is an online celebration with traditional ceremony elements such as degree conferral through an on-demand website with auto generated name calling, videos for university officials, and graduate slides. This website will be a place you can share your accomplishments with family and friends to celebrate your individual accomplishment. Each graduate will be able to customize their slide with a photo and provide name pronunciation information within Marching Order by December 1.