Texas Tech University

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is commencement being held?

United Supermarkets Arena

When will the Graduate RSVP be available?

The Graduates will be emailed.

When is the deadline to RSVP?

Graduates must RSVP by April 13, 2024 for the May ceremonies.

How many tickets will each graduate be given?

No guest tickets will be required for May 2024 ceremonies at this time.

When will the doors open?

Doors will open 1 hour prior to each ceremony.

When will my graduate's name be called?

Graduates will be announced in alphabetical order by department and college.

Which college will be announced first?

Please see our Order of Recognition page. (Subject to change)

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.

Will photos be taken during the ceremony?

Yes, your graduate will have this information.

How long will the ceremonies last?

We are expecting each ceremony to last 3 hours. 

Can I wear a decorated cap to my ceremony?

Decorated caps are not allowed during our ceremonies.

What should graduates wear to their ceremony?

Commencement regalia includes cap, gown, stole, and tassel. Stoles can be worn if they are university approved. The limit of stoles to be worn is 3. Chords are welcome to be worn as long as they are university approved. As for clothing under regalia, business casual or whatever the graduate feels comfortable in is fine.

Where can I park for the ceremonies?