Spring 2020 Commencement
Saturday, May 16
College Park Center
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR JUNK/CLUTTER EMAIL FOLDER REGULARLY TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT MISS IMPORTANT EMAILS REGARDING GRADUATION AND COMMENCEMENT!
Important Dates to Remember*:
March 1: Deadline to apply to graduate on MyMav for Spring 2020 semester (additional fee is assessed after this date)
TBD (Monday and Tuesday 10 am to 4 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 7 pm): Grad Fair at UTA Bookstore (Josten's will be there to receive orders for regalia, invitations, ring, photography)
Around April 13: Grads will receive an email from University Communications about how to obtain tickets
May 1: Deadline to hold Master's Exam or Dissertation Defense (Master's and PhD students)*
TBD: Maverick Ring Ceremony (for students who have purchased a class ring)
May 8: 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)*
Doctoral students must submit the Dissertation Defense Report showing the dissertation has been defended successfully to the Office of Records no later than one week before the first scheduled university Commencement ceremony in order to participate in any college/school ceremony. The Office of Records and Registration will send a list of all doctoral students who have not defended their dissertations to each academic dean immediately after this deadline has passed. The Dean will inform these students that they will not be allowed to participate and the Dean will invite them to participate in a Commencement Ceremony taking place in a later semester after they have met all requirements for their degree. Doctoral students who do not participate in Commencement may still graduate and receive their degrees in that term if they complete their defenses and other requirements by deadlines set by Records and Registration.
TENTATIVE DATES FOR TICKETING*:
April 14 (10 am) - April 20 (noon): Ticket Offer 1 available
April 21 (10 am) - April 27 (noon): Ticket Offer 2 available
April 28 (10 am) - May 5 (noon): Ticket Offer 3 available
*Dates are subject to change. Check this page for updates.
IF YOU HAVE MISSED THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO GRADUATE, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
- Apply for graduation in the next available semester on MyMav
- Meet with Departmental Advisor/Admin to request moving graduation back one semester
- If approved, your advisor will need to email Dr. Lynn Peterson to request approval of the student’s request
- If Dr. Peterson approves your request, she will notify the registrar
- The Registrar will then manually update the graduation application to the semester requested and email student (and copy advisor/admin, Dr. Peterson) to let them know the status
- Once approved, you will need to register to participate in Commencement by the deadline
UTA wants to see your graduation journey! Use #MavGrad2020 to share on all social media channels from now until graduation.
The Shorthorn is now offering Graduation Photo Packages for graduates.
Grad Cap Contest
Starting in April students can submit photos of their designed/decorated grad cap by using #MavGrad2020 AND tagging UTA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
THE CEREMONY WILL BE LIVE STREAMED AT THE WEBSITE BELOW:
FUTURE COMMENCEMENT DATES:
Summer 2020 Commencement
(Only graduates finishing their degree in August 2020 may walk in this ceremony)
August 20 at 10:00 a.m.
NOTE: This will be a Combined Ceremony
(College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Business, College of Science, College of Education, College of Architecture, Public Policy and Administration, and the Division of Student Success)
Fall 2020 Commencement
December 19 at 3 p.m. (subject to change, pending Academic Calendar)
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