Texas Tech University

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the ceremonies live streamed for viewing via the web?

Yes, all ceremonies are live streamed. Please go to the link below about an hour before the ceremony begins.


When will the Virtual Ceremony videos be released?

August 8 at 9:30am

Do I have to watch the videos right at 9:30am?

No, you can watch the videos whenever is convenient for you and your family.

When will diplomas be mailed?

If your graduate is unable to attend the ceremony, he or she will receive their diploma by mail. Your graduate should have received an email from their college explaining the mailing process.

  • Agricultural Sciences – 806-742-2808
  • Architecture – 806-742-3136
  • Arts & Sciences – 806-742-3831
  • Rawls College of Business – 806-742-3171
  • Education – 806-742-2377
  • Engineering – 806-742-3451
  • Graduate School (Ph.D. & Master's) – 742-2781
  • Honors – 806-742-1828
  • Human Sciences – 806-742-1180
  • Media & Communication – 806-742-3386
  • Visual & Performing Arts - 806-742-0700
  • Wind Energy – 806-742-3476
  • University Programs – 806-742-1313

Official Statement

March 19, 2020

Dear Texas Tech University Community:

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 15th and 16th.

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-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 and their home academic units.

We will also provide the opportunity for May 2020 graduates to participate in a future face-to-face ceremony, hopefully at the August 2020 ceremonies, if it is safe to do so. We are all saddened by this turn of events. I hope that a virtual ceremony in May and the opportunity to participate in a future commencement ceremony will provide the opportunity to honor the achievements of our graduates and the contributions of the family, friends, faculty and staff who supported them in earning their degree.


Lawrence Schovanec
Texas Tech University