1. Please pay attention to important dates and deadlines listed on our graduating students page.
  2. If you are graduating during the summer, be sure to review our graduating during a summer semester policies for information regarding Commencement.
  3. Review your Primary Name in Orion as it will be used for all Commencement Publications and will appear on your Diploma. If you need to make any changes please follow the official Name Change Procedures (PDF). Additionally, review and/or update your Home Address in Orion as this address is where you diploma will be mailed after your degree has been awarded.
  4. If you have international guests you would like to invite to your Commencement ceremony and need an Embassy Letter you can use these step-by-step instructions to print your Embassy Letter (PDF).
  5. Find out more about your Approved Graduation Regalia.
  6. Order your graduation announcements from Herff Jones. (Herff Jones is the official UT Dallas vendor.)
  7. Tickets will not be available to claim electronically until 3-4 weeks before Commencement. Visit the Commencement Ceremony tickets page for more information.
  8. Read the Commencement Ceremony Instructions for you and your guests.
  9. Participating in Commencement with Latin and Major Honors: A student with less than 45 UT Dallas graded credit hours in the semester prior to graduation may receive their Latin Honors medallion at Commencement if and only if they meet the following conditions:
    • You must be enrolled in enough hours to meet the 45 hours requirement in the semester you are choosing to walk at commencement (i.e. a student who will officially graduate in summer but choosing to walk in spring must be enrolled in enough hours to meet the 45 hours requirement at end of spring not summer).
    • You should not have initiated any drop/withdrawal procedures that would drop you below the 45 hour requirement.
    • You must have been passing all courses at the time of midterm grades.
    • You must meet these requirements by the incomplete deadline for the term you are planning to participate in Commencement.
  10. Find out how and when you will receive your diploma.