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 2015

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 7, 8:00 p.m. - Ceremonial Court - Education City

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

Friday, May 8, 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.

  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Nursing

Saturday, May 9, 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 8:00 a.m. in order to take part in the processional.

  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the School of Public Health

Saturday, May 9, 2:00 p.m. - Rudder Auditorium
Rehearsal for the College of Medicine will be held on Friday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium.

  • Professional and Graduate degrees in the College of Medicine

Wednesday, May 13, 2:00 p.m. - Rudder Auditorium

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Thursday, May 14, 2:00 p.m. - Rudder Auditorium
Degree Candidates - Please arrive at 1:15 p.m.; lines will begin forming around 1:35 p.m.

  • Graduate degrees in the Dwight Look College of Engineering

Thursday, May 14, 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 Dwight Look College of Engineering

Friday, May 15, 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 15, 1:00 p.m. Fort Worth Convention Center - Ballroom (Fort Worth, Texas)
Degree Candidates - Please report to the Fort Worth Convention Center Room 200 by 12:30 p.m.

  • Professional degrees in the School of Law

Friday, May 15, 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 Science
  • Graduate and Undergraduate degrees in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Friday, May 15, 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 16, 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 16, 10:30 a.m. - Galveston Island Convention Center

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

Saturday, May 16, 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

Saturday, May 23, 2:00 p.m. - Steinke Physical Education Center

  • Professional degrees in the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

Wednesday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. - Meyerson Center

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


Dates for Future Semesters*

  • Summer 2015 - August 14 (Galveston: August 15)
    • Saturday, August 15 - 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 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
      • School of Law
      • 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

* Future ceremony dates are subject to change.