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Graduating in a Summer Semester

Summer Graduation

Summer Graduation Candidates

The University of Texas at Dallas does not hold a Commencement Ceremony at the end of the summer term. Degrees are awarded at the end of the summer term to students who have filed for graduation by the summer graduation application deadline and met all degree requirements.

Participation in the Following Fall Commencement Ceremony

Summer graduates who have not previously participated in a Commencement Ceremony for their degree are eligible to participate in the Fall Commencement Ceremony following their Summer graduation.

  • In order for a Summer graduate to participate in the Fall Commencement Ceremony, all degree requirements must have been completed by the end of the Summer semester. Please note: if you do not complete all degree requirements by the end of the Summer  term, you must reapply for graduation. Your eligibility to participate in a Commencement Ceremony will then be governed by the guidelines of the semester for which you reapply.
  • You must select your Commencement Ceremony Participation RSVP while applying for graduation through the Orion Student Center.
  • Students who wish to participate in the Fall Commencement Ceremony are required to submit an online Commencement RSVP to the Fall Ceremony by the RSVP deadline published in the Fall Academic Calendar.

Read more about our Graduation Commencement Ceremony policy in the Graduate and Undergraduate catalogs.

Important Deadlines

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Graduation Application Deadline

Monday, September 25, 2017
Deadline to Update Primary Name
which will be printed on your diploma

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Commencement RSVP Update Deadline

Monday, November 13 2017
Commencement Guest Tickets Available Online

Important Deadlines

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Graduation Application Deadline

Monday, September 25, 2017
Deadline to Update Primary Name
which will be printed on your diploma

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Commencement RSVP Update Deadline

Monday, November 13, 2017
Commencement Guest Tickets Available Online