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.


August 2016

Commencement Ceremonies

Degree Candidates receiving degrees in a graduate interdisciplinary program should refer to the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Information page for additional information.

Friday, August 12, 9:00 a.m.- Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 8:15 a.m.; lines will begin forming around 8:35 a.m.

  • Graduates in Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Mays Business School
  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Liberal Arts
  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Science
  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Friday, August 12, 2:00 p.m.- Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 1:15 p.m.; lines will begin forming around 1:35 p.m. Military commissioning for all branches of service will occur during this ceremony.

  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Architecture
  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Education and Human Development
  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Engineering
  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Geosciences
  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Nursing
  • Graduates and Undergraduates in Public Health

Saturday, August 13, 10:30 a.m.- The Grand 1894 Opera House (Galveston, Texas)
Degree Candidates - Please refer to http://www.tamug.edu/commencement/ for more specific ceremony information.

  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees at Texas A&M - Galveston
August Commencement Ceremonies are not held for the following:
  • College of Dentistry
  • School of Law
  • College of Medicine
  • Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
  • Texas A&M Qatar


Dates for Future Semesters*

  • Fall 2016 - December 16 (Texas A&M University)
    • Saturday, December 17 - Texas A&M Galveston
    • Friday, December 16 - School of Law
    • December Commencement Ceremonies are not held for the following:
      • College of Dentistry
      • College of Medicine
      • College of Nursing
      • Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
      • School of Public Health
      • Texas A&M Qatar
  • Spring 2017 - May 11-13 (Texas A&M University)
    • Thursday, May 4 - Texas A&M Qatar
    • Wednesday, May 10 - College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Friday, May 12 - School of Law
    • Saturday, May 13 - Texas A&M Galveston
    • Saturday, May 19 - College of Medicine
    • Saturday, May 27 - Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
    • TBA - College of Nursing
    • TBA - College of Dentistry
    • TBA - School of Public Health
  • Summer 2017 - August 11 (Texas A&M University)
    • Saturday, August 12 - Texas A&M Galveston
    • August Commencement Ceremonies are not held for the following:
      • 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

* Future ceremony dates are subject to change.