Ceremony Dates & Speakers

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for ensuring the number of graduates at each commencement ceremony results in ceremonies of reasonably equal duration. Consequently, the determination of which colleges will graduate at which ceremony is typically not established until 2-3 weeks after the deadline to apply for graduation without a late fee for that semester. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for this deadline.


May 2015

Commencement Convocation
Date, Time, and Location - TBD
Speaker: TBD

  • Commencement ceremonies are expected to begin with a convocation that features one notable speaker. The commencement exercises at which degrees will be conferred will follow in subsequent ceremonies.
  • Students will not be required to wear academic regalia at the Commencement Convocation, but will need to do so at the actual degree-granting exercises.

Commencement Ceremonies

Thursday, May 7 - Location TBA

  • Graduates and Undergraduates at Texas A&M - Qatar

Friday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. - Rudder Auditorium
Rehearsal for the College of Nursing will be held on Thursday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium.

  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Nursing

Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. - Rudder Auditorium
Rehearsal for the School of Public Health will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium. SPH students must be in the dressing room the morning of the commencement ceremony by 8:00 a.m. in order to take part in the processional.

  • Graduates and Undergraduates in the School of Public Health

Saturday, May 9, 2:00 p.m. - Rudder Auditorium
Rehearsal for the College of Medicine will be held on Friday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium.

  • Graduates in Medicine

Wednesday, May 13, 2:00 p.m. - Rudder Auditorium

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Thursday, May 14, Time - TBD - Reed Arena

  • Participating colleges will be announced 2-3 weeks after the graduation application deadline.

Thursday, May 14, Time - TBD - Reed Arena

  • Participating colleges will be announced 2-3 weeks after the graduation application deadline.

Friday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. - Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 8:15 a.m.; lines will begin forming around 8:35 a.m.

  • Participating colleges will be announced 2-3 weeks after the graduation application deadline.

Friday, May 15, 2:00 p.m. - Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 1:15 p.m.; lines will begin forming around 1:35 p.m.

  • Participating colleges will be announced 2-3 weeks after the graduation application deadline.

Friday, May 15, 7:00 p.m. - Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 6:15 p.m.; lines will begin forming around 6:35 p.m.

  • Participating colleges will be announced 2-3 weeks after the graduation application deadline.

Friday, May 15, Time and location - TBA

  • Professional Graduates in the School of Law

Saturday, May 16, 9:00 a.m. - Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 8:15 a.m.; lines will begin forming around 8:35 a.m.

  • Participating colleges will be announced 2-3 weeks after the graduation application deadline.

Saturday, May 16, 2:00 p.m. - Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 1:15 p.m.; lines will begin forming around 1:35 p.m.

  • Participating colleges will be announced 2-3 weeks after the graduation application deadline.

Saturday, May 16, Time and location - TBD -

  • Graduates and Undergraduates at Texas A&M - Galveston

Saturday, May 24, 2:00 p.m. - Steinke Physical Education Center

  • Doctor of Pharmacy

Thursday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. - Meyerson Center

  • Graduates and Undergraduates in the Baylor College of Dentistry


Dates for Future Semesters*

  • Summer 2015 - August 14 (Galveston: August 15)
    • Saturday, August 15 - Texas A&M Galveston
    • August Commencement Ceremonies are not held for the following:
      • Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
      • School of Law
      • College of Medicine
      • College of Nursing
      • Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
      • School of Public Health
      • Texas A&M Qatar
  • Fall 2015 - December 18-19 (Texas A&M University)
    • Saturday, December 19 - Texas A&M Galveston
    • December 18 - School of Law
    • December Commencement Ceremonies are not held for the following:
      • Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
      • School of Law
      • College of Medicine
      • College of Nursing
      • Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
      • School of Public Health
      • Texas A&M Qatar
  • Spring 2016 - May 12-14 (Texas A&M University)
    • Thursday, May 5 - Texas A&M Qatar
    • Wednesday, May 11 - College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Saturday, May 12 - Texas A&M Galveston
    • Friday, May 13 - School of Law
    • Saturday, May 21 - College of Medicine
    • Saturday, May 21 - Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
    • TBA - Baylor College of Dentistry
    • TBA - College of Nursing
    • TBA - School of Public Health

* Future ceremony dates are subject to change.