Texas Tech University

Spring Hooding Ceremony

Students walking into the Texas Tech University School of Law Hooding Ceremony.

Due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at this time, we must prioritize the health of our students, their families, and our faculty and staff. Therefore, it is necessary to cancel our in-person commencement ceremonies planned for May 16, 2020.

This is deeply disappointing for all of us, but especially for our graduates and their families and friends. We will award degrees to all students who complete the necessary coursework and requirements for May 2020 graduation, and diplomas will be mailed to all graduates.

Because we are committed to honoring our graduates, we are developing plans for a virtual commencement ceremony to be streamed online. We recognize that this experience will not substitute for the traditional face-to-face ceremony; however, we will try to include as many components of our graduation celebrations in this virtual program as possible. In the coming weeks, we will send additional details on the virtual ceremony to all projected May 2020 graduates.

We also plan to provide an opportunity for May 2020 graduates to participate in a future face-to-face commencement ceremony when it is safe to do so.