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2021 In-Person Ceremony

2021 In-Person Ceremony 

Attention UTA graduates – The wait is over! We are excited to invite you to participate in your very own in-person commencement ceremony. All in-person ceremonies will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX.

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Graduate Experience

We are working with Globe Life Field to make the commencement ceremonies as safe as possible for all those involved. As a participant and graduate of UTA we want to ensure your experience is positive and memorable. The upcoming UTA commencement ceremonies will be as contactless as possible. We will be issuing and using e-tickets throughout the event, social distancing for graduates and guests seating will be in place and there will be limited congregation of large crowds. Masks will be required throughout the commencement ceremony except in designated zones throughout the event. These zones will be clearly identified and managed as spaces you will be able to remove your masks for official photographs.

The facilities will be cleaned thoroughly between each ceremony to ensure participants and guests are in clean environments. While handshaking is a traditional part of many commencement ceremonies, shaking hands with platform parties during the ceremony will not occur or be permitted.

After graduates cross the stage and take their photos, we encourage them to return to their seat for the duration of the ceremony. Graduates will be released separate from guests, so have a plan to meet your guests outside the building.

Ceremony time will be approximately 2 hours.

Guest Tickets

Tickets are required for entry into Globe Life Field.

The week of April 28, each graduate will be able to select seats for their guests with a pod of 8 guests tickets and if desired a second pod of 2 guests tickets. We encourage you to plan ahead to know if you will need the second pod. Graduates entrance ticket will be issued separately the week of the ceremony from MarchingOrder. There is no cost associated with guest tickets and the reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited by the University.

Children under 36 inches tall do not need a ticket if they occupy a ticket holder’s lap.

Live Streaming

For your guests who are unable to make it in person, live streaming will be available during the scheduled ceremony times through UTA’s commencement page.

Marching Order Profile & Graduate Slide

Many of you have already accessed your Marching Order profile. We will use this platform to generate your graduate slide that will be incorporated in the commencement ceremony and available for you to download later. If you have not already done so, please upload a high-quality photo of you in graduation regalia or business attire by April 26.

You will need to access your Marching Order profile for other information including ceremony details, GradPass ticket for graduates, and other essential information. More information to come mid-April.

Arrival Time

Doors and parking lots will open one hour before your scheduled ceremony time. More details including parking, directions, and maps will be available mid-April.

Graduates will access Globe Life using a PRINTED copy of their GradPass from Marching Order, which you will receive via email after May 10.

Hooding ceremony For PhD candidates

Eligible candidates will be recognized in their scheduled ceremony. Graduates interested in hooding should be in touch with their college coordinator.

Graduation Regalia

Graduation regalia is required at all in-person commencement ceremonies. Regalia should be ordered through the UTA Bookstore in-person or online.

Graduate Checklist
  • Order graduation regalia by April 15
  • Review guest ticket instruction email the week of April 19
  • Apply for Maverick Advantage
  • Upload graduate photo within Marching Order by April 26
  • Select guest tickets beginning April 28 at noon ST
  • (Tentative) Second round of guest ticket selections by graduates the week of May 3
  • Make sure you have printed your GradPass from Marching Order, which will be sent via email after May 10.
  • Submit graduation cap into Grad Cap Decorating Contest by May 11
  • Vote on your favorite graduation cap during the voting period May 12-19
  • Complete first destination survey by May 19
  • Share photos on social media using #ForeverMaverick by May 19

For questions beyond what you see in the FAQs please contact studentaffairs@uta.edu.