Texas Tech University


Important Information for your Commencement Ceremony


 The Graduate School's Spring 2024 commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (specific college times listed below) in the United Supermarkets Arena. These ceremonies are for Master's and Doctoral students who registered via Marching Order. 

4:00 PM 7:00 PM
Agricultural Sciences & Natrual Resources Business
Architecture Engineering (Including Wind Science & Engineering)
Arts & Sciences Human Sciences
Education Media and Communication
Graduate School (*See text below) Visual & Performing Arts

* The following Graduate School programs will attend the 4:00 p.m. ceremony: Arid Land Studies, Biotechnology, Heritage & Museum Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Land Use Planning Management & Design, and One Health Sciences.


  • Check-in will take place in the United Supermarkets Arena. All Students will enter through the drive-in bay entry at the north end of the arena (ramp located in the middle of the parking lot on the north side).
  • Students should plan to arrive 45 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.

Important Information:

  • Students MUST print their own GradPass and bring it with them to the ceremony.
  • Doctoral candidates will carry their hoods and will be formally hooded by their major professor during the ceremony. 
      • Professors hooding doctoral candidates should arrive to the arena with their students 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony to ensure you may both be seated next to one another.
      • If you arrive prior to your hooding professor, please visit the Doctoral/PhD Check-In table where you will be provided with a card to reserve your hooding professors seat.
  • Master's candidates should arrive already wearing their hoods.
  • All Master's and Doctoral students will sit in the designated Graduate School section.
  • Graduates will be announced in the order that they sit down. Individual recognition will not be by alphabetical order.
  • There will not be room for graduates to store items. Please arrive with only the items you can carry in your pockets or hands.
  • Tickets will not be required for guests.
  • The clear bag policy will be in effect for guests.