Commencement 2023 - University of Dallas

Commencement 2024


2024 Commencement Ceremony

The University of Dallas will award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees on Sunday, May 12 during the 2024 Spring commencement ceremony for the undergraduate Constantin College of Liberal Arts, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, and Satish and Gupta Graduate College of Business. (A graduation ceremony for the Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.)

Seniors: Cap and Gown must be ordered by April 7, 2024


Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Reception

The Baccalaureate Mass will be held on the Mall on Saturday, May 11 at 6:30 PM.  

Graduation Reception
Each graduate will receive complimentary admittance. Family and friends may purchase tickets online for $40 by May 1 or pay $45 at the door. The reception will include hot and cold appetizers and desserts. Cash bars serving beer and wine will also be available. 

Student Attire:  Caps, gowns, and tassels
Friends and Family Attire:  Business casual


Commencement to be held at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory on Sunday, May 12 at 9 a.m.  There is no limit on guests (and no tickets) for the Commencement ceremony.  Parking is $12 at the Toyota Music Factory. There is no requirement for clear bags and no restriction on the size of the bag. Bags will be checked upon entry to the venue.  Outside food or beverages are not allowed in the facility.

Arrival times are as follows:  Graduates:  8:15 a.m. (with cap and gown); parents and guests: 8 a.m.; faculty: 8:15 a.m.; volunteers: 7 a.m. Please allow plenty of time for parking at the venue.  

Commencement Speaker

Nancy Cain MarcusNancy Cain Marcus, MA ’00 PhD ’03

Humanitarian and University of Dallas alumna Nancy Cain Marcus, MA ’00 PhD ’03, will provide the commencement address at the 65th annual commencement ceremony on May 12, 2024.

A Dallas native, Marcus is a fellow and Life Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, and a member of the Advisory Council of the George W. Bush Presidential Institute. She previously served as United States Ambassador and Public Delegate to the United Nations.


ADA Requests

To request a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Inelda Acosta Ed.D., pHCLE at 972-721-5056 or, preferably at least a week in advance of the event. Please leave your name, contact information, and the number of people who need accommodations. You can also find more information at