Student Preparation

Student Preparation for Commencement

Degree and Diploma Requirements

The Commencement ceremony is held annually in May for all undergraduates, and graduate degree recipients of the Braniff Graduate School, Neuhoff School of Ministry, and Satish and Gupta Graduate College of Business. Students who have completed all degree requirements in August or December are also eligible to participate in the May ceremony.

Undergraduate Students

Students declare themselves Bachelor's degree candidates and their intention to participate in the May Commencement ceremony by completing a formal degree plan and application for degree. It is the student's responsibility to verify that all graduation requirements as published in the University bulletin have been met. As an aid to verifying their status, students must complete an official degree plan review and degree application form within a calendar year of their expected graduation date.

Graduate Students

Master's or Doctoral degree candidates planning to participate in the May Commencement ceremony must submit a graduation petition to the appropriate graduate office. Questions about degree requirements in the Braniff Graduate School should be directed to Marie Azcona, mazcona@udallas.edu or 972-721-5106, Neuhoff School of Ministry to Sheri Collier, scollier@udallas.edu or 972-265-5814, Satish and Gupta Graduate College of Business to Tasheena Mullins, tmullins@udallas.edu  or 972-721-5292

Order Cap and Gown

Undergraduate and graduate students order their own cap, gown, and tassel online directly through Herff Jones. Items will be shipped directly to an address of your choosing. You may want to have yours shipped directly to your UD mailbox to ensure you have received in time for Convocation (May 3) and the Graduation Ceremony (May 19). The University is providing a keepsake hood, which will be distributed upon check-in on the morning of commencement. 

Undergraduate seniors will be wearing their caps and gowns to Convocation on May 3.  Please make sure to place your order in time. The last day to order your cap and gown is Monday, April 22, 2019.

Click here to purchase your cap and gown

Order Printed Formal Graduation Announcements

Click here to order formal graduation announcements

 

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