Commencement And Graduation Dates and Checklists

Fall 2019 Graduates

August –

  • Apply for Graduation by November 11th.
  • RSVP for Commencement by November 15th.
  • Complete Graduating Student Data Survey by December 13th
  • Update Name for Diploma by December 13th
  • Order Cap and Gown by October 25th
  • Order Announcements. Give yourself enough time to send them out!
  • Notify Disability Services of Accommodation Concerns by November 30th 
  • Schedule Career Services Appointment ASAP

September –

  • Order Commencement Cords for Student Organization. See your organization's coordinator or website for deadlines.
  • Order Class Ring by September 25th
  • Apply to be Student Commencement Speaker by November 11th
  • Complete Financial Aid Exit Counseling by December 13th

October –

  • *Eligible Bachelor's Students* Receive Honors Approval Email. View your Academic Progress tile in your myDallas.edu to see if your UNTD GPA is a 3.5 or above.
  • Order Grad Gifts by December 13th
  • RSVP for Cord, Ring, and Honor Ceremony by November 15th
  • Apply for Experiential Learning Cords by November 1st 

November –

  • Attend Grad Finale on November 6th or 7th
  • Pick up Cap and Gown. You will get an email when it's ready to be picked up.
  • *Eligible Bachelor's Students*Submit for Tuition Rebate by December 13th
  • Complete First Destination Survey by December 13th

December –

  • Attend Rehearsal and Commencement on December 11th and December 13th
  • Attend Ring, Cord, and Honor Ceremony on December 9th
  • *Master's Students* Attend Graduate Hooding Ceremony on December 10th

Spring Graduates - Deadlines TBA

January –

  • Apply for Graduation
  • RSVP for Commencement
  • Complete Graduating Student Data Survey
  • Update Name for Diploma
  • Order Cap and Gown
  • Verify Date and Time and Order Announcements
  • Notify Disability Services of Accommodation Concerns
  • Schedule Career Services Appointment

February –

  • Order Commencement Cords for Student Organizations
  • Order Class Ring – Ring Sales
  • Apply to be Student Commencement Speaker
  • Complete Financial Aid Exit Counseling

March -

  • Receive Honors Approval
  • Order Grad Gifts
  • RSVP for Cord, Ring, and Honor Ceremony
  • Apply for Experiential Learning Cords

April –

  • Pick up Cap and Gown
  • Attend Grad Finale
  • Submit for Tuition Rebate
  • Complete First Destination Survey

May –

  • Attend Rehearsal and Commencement
  • Attend Ring, Cord, and Honor Ceremony
  • Attend Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Summer Graduates - Deadlines TBA

May –

  • Apply for Graduation
  • Complete Graduating Student Data Survey
  • Schedule Career Services Appointment

June –

  • Complete Financial Aid Exit Counseling

July –

  • Submit for Tuition Rebate
  • Complete First Destination Survey

August  -

  • RSVP for Fall Commencement
  • Follow Calendar and Checklist for Commencement for Fall Graduates