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Commencement Ceremony

Spring 2020 Moody College Commencement Ceremony

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

Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Frank Erwin Center
Keynote Speaker: TBD

What time should graduating students arrive?


Do I need a ticket?

Tickets are not required for graduating students or guests at the Moody College ceremony. All graduating students are required to stay for the entire ceremony, and the usual runtime is around 90 minutes.


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. Guests are allowed to bring purses but they shouldn't be larger than 12 inches by 12 inches.

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.


Free parking is available in UT parking garages on commencement weekend. Manor Garage and San Jacinto Garage are in close proximity to the Bass Concert Hall. Parking maps can be found here.


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




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 email your question(s) to

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.