Commencement Frequently-Asked Questions

Where can I order my cap/gown/stole/class rings/announcements?

Students should follow these instructions to order their cap and gown online:

Visit the Jostens UNT Dallas site here: UNT Dallas Jostens Cap & Gown Link

  1. Click on Graduation Caps and Gowns link on the right hand side of the page
  2. Click on Student Master or Student Bachelor in the pop-up box
  3. (Master's Students Only) Click on Masters Cap, Gown, Hood, Tassel w/School Custom Charm option or Bachelors Cap, Gown, Tassel w/School Custom Charm (Note! Your UNT Dallas regalia will look different than the icon pictured)
  4. Click on Customize
  5. Indicate your Height and Weight and click Next
  6. (Master’s candidates only) Indicate your major
  7. Click Add to Cart
  8. Enter your name in the Recipient First Name and Recipient Last Name boxes
  9. Click Checkout (You will not pay until you pick it up)

The commencement gowns for both graduates and undergraduates have changed. Due to the uniqueness of the new commencement gowns, students will not be able to reuse gowns from previous commencements or purchase their gowns from another source.

When and where is the commencement ceremony?

The Rehearsal and Reception will be on May 15, 2019 at 5:30PM and the Commencement Ceremony for Spring 2019 will be held on May 17, 2019, starting promptly at 5:00PM, at the Auditorium at IBOC at 7701 S Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, TX 75237.

Students should arrive no later than 3:00PM on commencement day. Guests should arrive at 4:00PM.

What if I have earned honors?

An email will be sent out to all students who qualify for honors. This email will include information on how to order and wear honors regalia for commencement. The commencement program will include a notation on applicable honors based on the student’s current overall GPA prior to fall semester final grades. UNT Dallas recognizes the following Latin honors:

Cum Laude – 3.5-3.69 Overall GPA

Magna Cum Laude – 3.7-3.89 Overall GPA

Summa Cum Laude – 3.9-4.0 Overall GPA

Students with memberships to an honor society or student organization should contact that society or organization for information on their honor’s awards.

What can I take with me to commencement?

Students should leave personal items in their vehicle or with their guests prior to reporting to the Choir Room. Students will not be able to carry items with them across the stage, nor will they be able to leave their items in the Choir Room. The recessional line (when students leave commencement) will not return to the Choir Room, and will instead take the students straight out of the building. There will not be any opportunity for students to return to the Choir Room after commencement has begun.

Guests are encouraged to celebrate their students with flowers, gifts, and cheerful smiles. The following items, however, will not be permitted in the commencement auditorium:

  • Air horns or megaphones.
  • Large signs, flags or laser pointers, or incendiary devices. 
  • Alcohol or any outside food items (Water bottles with caps are permitted)
  • Drones or any unmanned flying vehicles

What happens during commencement?

Students will line up in the Choir Room and begin to process into the auditorium sharply at the start time for commencement. During the commencement exercise students will be instructed on when to stand and line up, process across the stage, and return to a seat (likely not the same seat). After closing remarks, students will process out of the auditorium, through the lobby, and into the parking lot. Guests are encouraged to meet their students outside as re-entering the building will not be permitted.  

Where can I meet my guests after commencement?

The recessional line will not stop in the lobby. Students will be led out of the building and can meet their guests outside in the parking lot. Re-entering the building and crowding around the exit doors will not be permitted. Please arrange to meet your guests in the parking lot, or at another location off-site.

Where can my guests and I park on commencement day?

You can find a map on where to park here.