Texas Christian University | Registrars Office

Graduation Information

Fall Commencement Ceremony Information

Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena

2900 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109

 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

9:00 A.M.

AddRan College of Liberal Arts

College of Fine Arts

Neeley School of Business

University Programs (MLA, Ranch Management)

 

2:00 P.M.

Brite Divinity School

Bob Schieffer College of Communication

College of Education

College of Science & Engineering

Harris College of Nursing & Health Science

 

 

Reception for all graduates and their families

December 16, 2017

11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Brown Lupton University Union

 


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, November 5, 2017 are subject to a fee. Late orders can be placed by contact Jostens at 1-800-854-7464 or emailing Jostens at dawn.prejean@jostens.com. 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 November 5, 2017

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 December 1, 2017.

  • 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 December 13, 2017. 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

You may order announcements through Herff Jones, and 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 - Manager, Academic Progress 817.257.5090

Student Accounts 817.257.7836

Be sure the Registrar's office has your correct address... you will be receiving important information this semester.

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

WHERE AND WHEN TO ASSEMBLE:

All degree candidates will line up near the tunnel entrance at the north end of Schollmaier Arena at least 45 minutes before commencement.

Commencement:

8:15 a.m. for the 9:00 a.m. ceremony

1:15 p.m. for the 2:00 p.m. ceremony

Graduates only should enter from Frog Alley through Gate 10 of Amon Carter Stadium. Remember to bring your walk-number card with you.

Assemble in cap and gown carrying your walk-number card that indicates your place in line. Do not bring purses, cell phones or other personal items.

As Commencement is a formal academic ceremony, we recommend that candidates dress appropriately. Comfortable business attire is recommended.

CAP AND GOWN

- Academic regalia is rented, unless purchased by the individual. Order your cap and gowns by logging on my.tcu.edu, student center page, Diploma/Cap Gown Ordering. Pick up cap and gown: Thursday December 14, from 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. & Friday December 15, from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.at The TCU Bookstore.

NUMBER CARD

- Each degree candidate must have a number card for the processional. Bring the card you receive in the mail. If you misplace it, a replacement can be obtained at the Registrar's Table just before the Class assembles.

GUESTS -

Tickets are not required, each degree candidate may invite an unlimited number of guests. There is no reserved seating except for disabled. The ceremony lasts at least 3 hours.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS

If you need a sign language interpreter, please call (817) 257-7802 at least 10 days prior to Commencement to make those arrangements.

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

HONORS -

Latin Honors 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 Honor 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 in January.