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.


December 2014

Commencement Convocation
Thursday, December 18, 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

Friday, December 19, 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, December 19, 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, December 19, Time - TBA - Fort Worth Convention Center

  • Professional Graduates in the School of Law

Saturday, December 20, 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, December 20, 9:00 a.m. - Galveston Island Convention Center on the Seawall

  • Graduates and Undergraduates at 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

Dates for Future Semesters*

  • Spring 2015 - May 14-16 (Galveston: May 16)
  • Summer 2015 - August 14 (Galveston: August 15)
  • Fall 2015 - December 18-19 (Galveston: December 19)

* Future ceremony dates are subject to change.