University Studies Commencement


Before applying to graduate, verify with your academic advisor if you are eligible to graduate.


In order to receive your UTA diploma, students must submit an Application for Graduation by the 4pm deadline for that semester.   If you have any questions, contact the Office of Records Graduation Desk at 817-272-2578 or


Depending on the commencement program publishing deadlines, late-applying students may not have their name included in the commencement program.


The University is pleased to honor our 2020 and spring 2021 graduates this May through two different, optional commencement ceremony formats. We are working diligently to plan safe and memorable commencement ceremonies, both virtually and in-person at Globe Life Field.

Our plans will continue to evolve and more details about the ceremonies will be released in the coming weeks, though additional information is available now within the FAQ page.

To properly plan for graduates to participate in the commencement ceremonies, please RSVP with your intent by March 17 by creating an account with your UTA student email ( and completing the Participation Form on MarchingOrder.

Graduates will receive at least 8 guest tickets. After graduates express their intent to participate more details about the ceremony tickets will be released.  
Tickets are required for entry into Globe Life Field.
If special assistance or accommodations are needed for the student to participate in commencement, graduates will be able to share their ADA needs in the registration form after the week of March 22.

If you are a 2019 graduate who would like to participate in commencement this year, please let us know by completing this form.

If you are a graduate who would like to defer participation until Summer 2021 or later, please let us know that by completing this form. 


The Grad Finale is scheduled for March 22-26 inside the UTA Bookstore. Grad Finale is an opportunity for the graduate and/or their parents to view and purchase regalia, rings, diploma frames, and order invitations. A photographer will also be available for graduate photos. Representatives will be in the store to answer all questions regarding commencement. UTA Grads will receive discounts on Grad Bundle during the Grad Finale only.

For questions about UTA Official Maverick Rings or Graduation Announcements, please contact the Jostens representative at or visit their website. Check the UTA Bookstore for dates and times for the Grad Finale. A Jostens representative will be there to show samples and take orders for your invitations/announcements and to take orders for Maverick Rings. Regalia (caps, gowns and hoods) and accessories will be on-hand for sale. This is a great one stop commencement shopping opportunity! Invitations and Announcements can be ordered online at


Flash Photography will photograph each graduate candidate during the commencement ceremony. Complimentary proofs will be mailed to the candidates the week after the ceremony. The photographer will use the address in your registration to mail ordering information to purchase pictures. If you have questions, please contact Flash Photography via their website here:

For questions beyond what you see in the FAQs please contact