Graduates from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science prepare for their ceremony to begin.

Graduates from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science prepare for their ceremony to begin.

Gregory Green, who earned his bachelor's degree in management information systems, waits to enter the graduation ceremony for undergraduates from the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

Gregory Green, who earned his bachelor's degree in management information systems, waits to enter the graduation ceremony for undergraduates from the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

Students prepare to enter the graduate ceremony held for those with master's degrees and PhDs from the Naveen Jindal School of Management. From top left, clockwise: Kristy Campbell, Neal Daftary, L'Areal Hudson and Brenda Le.

Students prepare to enter the graduate ceremony held for those with master's degrees and PhDs from the Naveen Jindal School of Management. From top left, clockwise: Kristy Campbell, Neal Daftary, L'Areal Hudson and Brenda Le.

Students make their way to their seats during the ceremony held for graduates from the School of Arts and Humanities and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Students make their way to their seats during the ceremony held for graduates from the School of Arts and Humanities and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Doctoral students listened to speakers during their graduation ceremony.  Brandon Lee Kethan (center) is a PhD graduate in molecular and cell biology.

Doctoral students listened to speakers during Sunday's second graduation ceremony. Brandon Lee Kethan (center) is a PhD graduate in molecular and cell biology.

Davis George Mosmeyer graduated from the School of Interdisciplinary Studies with a bachelor's degree in American studies.

Davis George Mosmeyer graduated from the School of Interdisciplinary Studies with a bachelor's degree in American studies.

Melyssa Son Fowler graduated with a master's degree in computer engineering.

Melyssa Son Fowler graduated with a master's degree in computer engineering.

Jose Marty Mugabe graduated from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with a bachelor's degree in biology.

Jose Marty Mugabe graduated from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with a bachelor's degree in biology.

Several graduates got creative with their caps.

Several graduates got creative with their caps.

April McLendon, who earned a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology and audiology, is pictured with her parents, Adothus and Margaret McLendon.

April McLendon, who earned a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology and audiology, is pictured with her parents, Adothus and Margaret McLendon.

Natasha Ghosh earned a master's degree in human development and early childhood disorders from the School of Brain and Behavioral Sciences. She stands in front of the new Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building.

Natasha Ghosh earned a master's degree in human development and early childhood disorders from the School of Brain and Behavioral Sciences. She stands in front of the new Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building.

Tim Cason, a biology graduate, is pictured with his friend, Zain Gaziani, an interdisciplinary studies graduate.

Tim Cason, a biology graduate, is pictured with his friend, Zain Gaziani, an interdisciplinary studies graduate.

Leila Fidelino, a chemistry PhD graduate, speaks with chemistry professor Dean Sherry, who holds the Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Systems Biology.

Leila Fidelino, a chemistry PhD graduate, speaks with chemistry professor Dean Sherry, who holds the Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Systems Biology.

Tom Maglisceau, who earned his PhD in public affairs, poses with his wife, Stephanie, and sons, Willy and Tony. Maglisceau is the principal at Rockwall-Heath High School.

Tom Maglisceau, who earned his PhD in public affairs, poses with his wife, Stephanie, and sons, Willy and Tony. Maglisceau is the principal at Rockwall-Heath High School.

Naani Chando (right) graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in management information systems. Her daughter, Munashe Chando, is a biology and business student at UT Dallas. Naani is originally from Zimbabwe and is the first in her family to earn a college degree.

Naani Chando (right) graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in management information systems. Her daughter, Munashe Chando, is a biology and business student at UT Dallas.

Kalyani Kilaru, who graduated with a master's degree in computer science, is pictured with her family.

Kalyani Kilaru, who graduated with a master's degree in computer science, is pictured with her family.

Brooks McMillin (center), who graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science, celebrates after his graduation ceremony with his parents and siblings.

Brooks McMillin (center), who graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science, celebrates after his graduation ceremony with his parents and siblings.

Isam Abdalla, who graduated with his PhD in computer science, is pictured with his daughters, Nadine Yassin (left) and Leena Yassin.

Isam Abdalla, who graduated with his PhD in computer science, is pictured with his daughters, Nadine Yassin (left) and Leena Yassin.

Javier Ochoa (left) graduated with a bachelor's degree in software engineering, and Ronaldo Campos earned a bachelor's degree in computer science.

Javier Ochoa (left) graduated with a bachelor's degree in software engineering, and Ronaldo Campos earned a bachelor's degree in computer science.