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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Friday, December 13, Time and location - TBA (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

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.

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

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

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

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
Rehearsal for the School of Public Health will be held on Friday, 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 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
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

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


Dates for Future Semesters*

  • 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
  • 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

* Future ceremony dates are subject to change.