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Commencement Ceremony

Fall 2018 Moody College Commencement Ceremony

Students who participate in the Moody College Commencement Ceremony must also apply to graduate.

Date: TBD
Time:  TBD
Location: TBD
Keynote Speaker: TBD

What time should graduating students arrive?


Do I need a ticket?

Tickets are not required for participants or guests at the Moody College ceremony.

Security Procedures

Because of heightened security concerns, additional safety procedures will be in place for all commencement ceremonies and all commencement venues. Backpacks, tote bags or any bags larger than 12 inches in any dimension will not be allowed into the Erwin Center.

In addition, all other bags, including purses, camera cases and diaper bags will be searched by security officers before visitors are permitted to enter the Erwin Center. We strongly urge all graduates and attendees not to bring bags to any of the ceremonies unless they are absolutely necessary. Those visitors bringing the smaller bags should expect delays in order to enter the venue and those with the prohibited larger bags will be turned away. Please plan accordingly. Do not bring any packages that cannot be opened or inspected.


Students should wear business casual attire underneath their regalia.

Academic Regalia is required for all degree candidates and consists of:
1. Cap
2. Gown
3. Crimson tassel
4. Crimson sash

A regalia package is available for purchase from the University Co-Op.
Please note that the appropriate tassel/sash color for the Moody College of Communication is Crimson.

If you borrow regalia, please make sure that you also have or purchase the Crimson sash and tassel.

Only academic related additions to the regalia will be allowed (i.e. Honor Cords, Honor Society sashes, etc.)

Please do not bring any personal items such as purses, backpacks or coats as there is no secure area to store these items.

There is no dress code for guests. No tickets are required for student or guests.

Students wishing to participate in a graduation ceremony must apply by the stated deadline during the semester they are officially completing their degree requirements, i.e., fall degree candidates will participate during the December ceremony and spring degree candidates will participate in the May ceremony.

Students completing their degree requirements in the summer semester have the option of "walking the stage" during the spring semester preceding their official graduation or the fall semester following the summer session. While fall graduates may not attend the Moody College of Communication spring graduation ceremony, they may still attend the University-wide spring Commencement.

Download the Student Advising Office's Graduation FAQ brochure here.


Parking is available in UT parking garages and surface lots. BE ADVISED that there will be construction around the Erwin Center. Please see this notice. Additionally, see this map.


Invitations may be purchased from the University Co-Op.


FLASH Photography will be photographing each graduate during the commencement ceremony. Complimentary proofs will be mailed to the graduates within one week of the ceremony. If you have any questions, please contact Flash Photography via their website


DEGREE CANDIDATES: Please contact the Student Advising Office, (512) 475-9166, if you need accommodations.

GUESTS: The Erwin Center is equipped for persons with mobility concerns. Persons needing assistance should enter through the Red River entrance where they will find convenient access to elevators and arrangements for wheelchair seating.


Diplomas will be mailed out after graduation. It may take 6-8 weeks for students to receive their diploma at their permanent address.

If you have any questions about graduation, please call the Student Advising Office at (512) 471-1553.

By choosing to attend this event you acknowledge that your photograph may be taken and used for Moody College of Communication/University-related purposes, including publicity and promotion.