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 2015

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 14, 9:00 a.m. - Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 8:15 a.m.; lines will begin forming around 8:35 a.m.

  • Graduate degrees in the Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the Mays Business School
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Science
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Friday, August 14, 2:00 p.m. - Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 1:15 p.m.; lines will begin forming around 1:35 p.m.

  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Architecture
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Education and Human Development
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the Dwight Look College of Engineering
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Geosciences

Saturday, August 15, 10:30 a.m. - The Grand 1894 Opera House

  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees at 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


Dates for Future Semesters*

  • Fall 2015 - December 18 (Texas A&M University)
    • Friday, December 18 - School of Law
    • Saturday, December 19 - Texas A&M Galveston
    • December Commencement Ceremonies are not held for the following:
      • Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
      • 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
    • Friday, May 13 - School of Law
    • Saturday, May 14 - Texas A&M Galveston
    • 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
  • Summer 2016 - August 12 (Texas A&M University)
    • Saturday, August 13 - 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

* Future ceremony dates are subject to change.