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 2016

Commencement Ceremonies

Thursday, May 5, Time and Location - TBA
Degree Candidates - Please refer to http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/academics/office-of-records/graduation/ for more specific ceremony information.

  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees at Texas A&M - Qatar

Wednesday, May 11, 2:00 p.m. - Rudder Auditorium

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Thursday, May 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.

  • Graduate degrees in the College of Engineering

Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. - Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 6:15 p.m.; lines will begin forming around 6:35 p.m.

  • Undergraduate degrees in the College of Engineering

Friday, May 13, 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 and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Geosciences

Friday, May 13, 1:00 p.m. Omni Ft. Worth Hotel (Fort Worth, Texas)
Degree Candidates - Please refer to http://law.tamu.edu/current-students/student-affairs/graduation for more specific ceremony information.

  • Professional degrees in the School of Law

Friday, May 13, 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.

  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Architecture
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Science
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Friday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. - Reed Arena
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 6:15 p.m.; lines will begin forming around 6:35 p.m.

  • Graduate degrees in the Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Education and Human Development

Saturday, May 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 and Undergraduate degrees in the Mays Business School

Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. Galveston Island Convention Center (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

Saturday, May 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 Liberal Arts

Friday, May 20, 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. Degree Candidates - Please refer to http://nursing.tamhsc.edu/current/commencement.html for more specific ceremony information.

  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Nursing

Saturday, May 21, 9:00 a.m. - Rudder Auditorium
SPH students must be in the dressing room the morning of the commencement ceremony by 7:30 a.m. in order to take part in the processional. Degree Candidates - Please refer to http://sph.tamhsc.edu/students/graduationcommencement.html for more specific ceremony information.

  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the School of Public Health

Saturday, May 21, 2:00 p.m.- Rudder Auditorium

  • Professional and Graduate degrees in the College of Medicine

Saturday, May 21, 2:00 p.m. - Steinke Physical Education Center (Kingsville, Texas)
Degree Candidates - Please refer to http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/current/graduation-timeline.html for more specific ceremony information.

  • Professional degrees in the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

Wednesday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. - Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas, Texas)

  • Professional, Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the Baylor College of Dentistry

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.

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

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.

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

Saturday, August 12, Time and location - TBA (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:
  • 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 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:
      • 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 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 - Baylor 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:
      • 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.