Texas Christian University | Registrars Office

Graduation Information

***Information on the May 2021 ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 may be found at www.commencement.tcu.edu.


May 2021 Commencement Ceremony Information

9 a.m. and 5 p.m. - Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Amon G. Carter Stadium

Please note that as the pandemic continues to evolve, so will the University's plans. Continue to monitor this website for the most up to date information: www.commencement.tcu.edu

9:00 a.m. order of ceremony:

AddRan College of Liberal Arts

College of Education

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Neeley School of Business

5:00 p.m. order of ceremony:

Brite Divinity School

Bob Schieffer College of Communication

College of Fine Arts

College of Science & Engineering

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Congratulations on your approaching graduation from TCU!

More information is available on www.commencement.tcu.edu

THERE WILL NOT BE AN ALMOST ALUMNI HANDBOOK PRINTED

ORDERING YOUR CAP AND GOWN AND DIPLOMA

Cap and gown orders placed after, April 5, 2021 are subject to a fee. Late orders can be placed by contacting Jostens at 1-800-854-7464 or emailing Jostens. The gown is rented; however, graduate students who wish to purchase the gown and/or hood may contact Jostens at dawn.prejean@jostens.com. Graduates may keep the cap and tassel.

If you cannot attend commencement, check in the "Not Attending Commencement" box.

Tradition suggests your full name (First Middle Last) for the diploma, no nicknames or titles. Deadline for online diploma ordering is April 5th.

DIPLOMAS:

Only the degree name prints on the diploma. Majors, minors, and concentrations print only on the official transcript.

PAYMENT AND FEES

The graduation fee is charged to (all degree candidates including students graduating “In Absentia”) your student account. Once you are listed as a degree candidate, this is a non-refundable fee if your graduation is deferred for academic or financial reasons. Your student account, including this fee, must be paid in full by May 1, 2021.

  • Undergraduate: $55.00
  • Graduate: $65.00
  • Doctorate: $100.00

MASTERS and DOCTORAL FEES

The following items require separate payment and cannot be charged to the student account. Please submit a separate check or cash payment for:

  • Thesis: $10.00
  • Dissertation: $10.00

TRANSCRIPTS

The deadline for submitting transcripts from other institutions is May 5, 2021. If you are currently enrolled at another college or university, you should arrange for early exams in order to meet this deadline. Transcripts maybe sent electronically to the Registrar's office or hand carried into the office in a signed sealed envelope. If the transcript has been opened it will not be accepted.

"I" GRADES

The deadline for removal of "I" grades is March 25, 2021.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

You may order announcements through https://herff.ly/tcu. You may invite an unlimited number of guests. A local studio will photograph commencement and then contact you about individual orders.

If you have any questions, please call:

Kristi Harrison - Assistant Director of Graduation and Academic Progress 817.257.5090

*Be sure the Registrar's office has your correct address.

Student Accounts 817.257.7836

MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT GRADUATION


MASTERS and DOCTORAL FEES

The following items require separate payment and cannot be charged to the student account. Please submit a separate check or cash payment for:

Thesis $10.00

Dissertation $10.00

For updated information regarding commencement parking and other questions, please visit www.commencement.tcu.edu

HONORS -

Latin Honors are for undergraduate degrees only, and are printed on the diploma. All honors are announced from the podium and are printed in the program. There are no cords for Latin Honors. Some organizations provide cords to wear with the Gown, contact your organization for this information.

ABSENTEES

- Must provide name, student ID number, degree information and a permanent mailing address. Diplomas will be mailed if they are not picked up from the Registrar's Office.