Commencement is the ceremony held by the University for students who are expected to have successfully completed all of their graduation requirements by the end of the semester. The Commencement ceremony celebrates the academic achievements of these students. Candidates do not receive their diplomas during the Commencement ceremony. There are only two Commencement ceremonies a year, one at the end of the fall semester, and one at the end of the spring semester.

UT Tyler is being proactive to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID–19 and protect our community. As a precautionary measure, the Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies will recognize Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates. 

Current students looking for graduation and diploma information may visit the Graduation page.

All graduate-level hooding presentation will be included in the Commencement ceremony.

If you have questions regarding Commencement, please contact