Texas Tech University

Graduation Information


It is time to begin making plans for your graduation from Texas Tech at the end of this fall. I hope that you and your family and friends plan to attend Commencement in the United Supermarkets Arena at 3:00 pm. on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Per University policy, a diploma cannot be issued to a student who has any financial obligation to the University.

At this point, let me add a word of caution. You must complete the work required for your degree. If we notified you of any problems regarding needed transcripts, grades of I, X, PR, or anything else, please immediately contact your advisor/auditor in this office (102 Holden Hall, 742-3831).

Between 1:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on Friday, May 19th, please enter the United Supermarkets Arena through the large utility ramp at the northeast corner of the complex (the ramp extends from the parking lot into the lower level of the arena). Locate the Arts and Sciences table for the portion of the alphabet including your last name. There you will be given a card indicating your name and seat number. Go to your assigned seat in the practice court, complete the card (to be given to the Commencement reader as you approach the platform), and be ready to march into the arena. If you arrive after 2:15 p.m. it might not be possible to seat you with other students in your major.

Please do not bring with you coats, purses, or other items as there will not be a place to keep them. Please make sure your cell phones are turned off during the Ceremony.

The policy of the University Convocations Committee prohibits Commencement participants from decorating their caps and gowns or wearing any accessories that are not an official element of the academic regalia. Academic Honor cords and medallions may be worn because they are official.

Please invite your family and friends to attend. They should go directly to the United Supermarkets Arena in time for the 3:00 p.m. program.

You may pick up your diploma immediately after the ceremony in the foyer in front of room 104, Holden Hall until 6:30 p.m.

All unclaimed diplomas will be mailed by the end of June 2017, using the address provided on your Intention to Graduate.



W.B. Lindquist


For more information about Commencement visit the
Provost's Office Commencement web site
Future Commencement Schedules 
Future commencement dates subject to change
Caps & Gowns
Invitation Information




College of Arts & Sciences