See speeches and photos from the most recent graduation.

As announced in a message from President Richard. C. Benson, commencement activities and ceremonies – including Doctoral Hooding and Honors Convocation – scheduled for May 11-14, 2020, will not take place as scheduled. Please watch this site and monitor your UT Dallas email for more details about rescheduling of commencement ceremonies.

A virtual congratulatory message from President Benson, Provost Musselman, and the deans of all of the University’s schools is available to watch on YouTube.

What is the difference between Commencement and Graduation?

Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates your graduation. UT Dallas students who participate in commencement ceremonies are considered “candidates” for graduation. Graduation is the official confirmation that you met all your degree requirements and that your degree has been conferred.

Read more about our Graduation Commencement Ceremony policy in the Graduate and Undergraduate catalogs. Would you like to address your fellow graduates and receive extra graduation tickets? Visit the student speaker page to find out more.