Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, 2016, Ferrell Center
Important Information for May 2016 Graduates, Families and Guests
* The size of the graduating class is the largest in university history. The following information is important to ensure safety and a good experience for all.
* All access points to Ferrell Center will require passing through a bag check line - no exceptions.
* Graduates are strongly urged to have no more than 10 guests at the ceremony, to make sure all families will be accommodated. The Stone Room inside Ferrell will be set up for video showing of the ceremony.
* If the total guest count exceeds a certain number, it is possible the building could be closed to additional guests. Please help us avoid this possibility by limiting the number of guests.
* Each ceremony will be streamed live at this website. This is a good way for guests who have difficulty walking distances, managing steps or sitting for extended periods of time to see the ceremony from the comfort of their own home.
Three university ceremonies are planned for the spring semester; a complete list of majors and disciplines is available below.
2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, May 13
for the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Music, the Louise Herrington School of Nursing and the science disciplines from the College of Arts and Sciences
9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 14
for the arts and humanities from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, May 14
for the Hankamer School of Business and the School of Education and all military degrees
Graduate degrees will follow their academic disciplines to the appropriate ceremony.
Truett Seminary will have its own ceremony on Friday afternoon, May 13, 2016.
Saturday, August 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m., Ferrell Center All colleges and schools will participate in one commencement ceremony. Truett Seminary will have its ceremony on Friday, August 12.
Bear Faire for summer graduates will be will be announced nearer the start of the summer session. Bear Faire is a way for graduates to check their diploma name, purchase regalia and order announcements. Other graduation-related groups will be on site.
Bear Faire for December graduates will be will be announced nearer the start of the fall semester. Bear Faire is an event when graduates are able to check their diploma name, purchase regalia and order announcements. Other graduation-related groups will be on site.