Texas Tech University

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is commencement being held?

Jones AT&T Stadium

What gates do I enter for the ceremony?

Gates 1, 3 and 5 will be open. See stadium maps for gate location. 

When will the Graduate RSVP be available?

It will be available the week of March 15th. The Graduates will be emailed.

When is the deadline to RSVP?

Graduates must RSVP by April 18th. This deadline applies to all 2020 Graduates and May 2021 Graduates.

How many tickets will each Graduates be given?

12 tickets will be allotted per graduate

When will the tickets be available?

All tickets will be available end of April. Graduates will be emailed.

Can I request more tickets?

No, each graduate is allotted a max number of 12 tickets.

Can children get in without a ticket?

Children under the age of 2 can enter without a ticket.

When is the May 2021 commencement?

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Graduate School (all graduates receiving a Doctoral degree or a Master's degree) College of Arts & Sciences

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
College of Architecture
College of Business
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Human Sciences
College of Media & Communication
College of Visual & Performing Arts
Honors College
University Programs

When will the 2020 Graduates be celebrated?

May 6th- 8th. Specific times will be released mid-April

Do I need to be on camera during the ceremony?

No, all videos are prerecorded and not live

When will the doors open?

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each ceremony.

When will my graduates name be called?

Graduates will be announced in the order that they sit down. The individual recognition will be by college but not alphabetical order.

Which college will be announced first?

Information to come

Will the in-person commencement be live streamed?

Yes, please follow this link https://www.ttu.edu/livestream/

Can I bring a camera bag or baby bag in?

All bags brought into the arena have to be clear.

Can I take my mask off during the ceremony?

No, masks are required for the entire ceremony.

Will photos be taken during the ceremony?

Yes, your graduated will have this information.

How long will the ceremonies last?

We are expecting each ceremony to last 3 ½ hours. However once your graduates name is read your graduates portion of the ceremony is over. We ask that you meet your graduate outside once their name is announced.