What is the difference between Graduation and Commencement?
Graduation is the official confirmation that you met all your degree requirements and that your degree has been conferred.
Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates your graduation. UT Dallas students who participate in commencement ceremonies are considered “candidates” for graduation.
1. Important deadlines to remember:
2. Summer applicants need to review the Summer 2013 Graduation website for information regarding Commencement.
3. Submit your Commencement RSVP by the deadline above. This is required if you plan to attend your Commencement Ceremony.
4. Review your Diploma Name in Orion, as the Commencement program and the name the Orator read when you cross the stage will be the Diploma Name shown therein.
5. Order your cap and gown from Herff Jones*.
6. Order your graduation announcements from Herff Jones*.
7. Tickets will not be available to claim electronically until 3-4 weeks before Commencement.
8. Read the Commencement Ceremony Instructions for you and your guests.
9. Participating in Commencement with Latin and Major Honors:
10. Find out how and when you will receive your diploma.
11. Undergraduates - Make a lasting contribution to UT Dallas by completing the Undergraduate Graduation Exit Survey.
12. For any additional questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions page.
*Herff Jones is the official vendor for the UT Dallas Commencement Ceremonies.