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Commencement is the public ceremony held to recognize and celebrate students’ achievements. Participation is voluntary. UNT Dallas conducts commencement exercises twice each year in May and December. Students may only participate in one commencement exercise per academic career (i.e., undergraduate and graduate levels).
To participate in the commencement ceremony, you must apply to graduate by the graduation application deadline (see Academic Calendar). The graduation application will be made available via your my.untdallas.edu student portal at the start of the academic term. Students who apply to graduate must also RSVP to the commencement ceremony for participation. Please note walking in the commencement ceremony does not indicate you have graduated with your degree.
3815 Spring Valley Road, Addison, TX 75001
See below for ceremony times by school
RSVP Deadline: March 25, 2022
Commencement communications will be sent to your UNT Dallas email address.
Graduates will line-up by:
We encourage our students to showcase their individuality by decorating their cap and look forward to seeing the designs at Commencement! Glitter and sequins are prohibited on graduation caps. A UNT Dallas representative will confiscate any cap with these materials prior to the start of the ceremony.
Guests are encouraged to limit the number of items they bring with them to the venue and celebrate their students with applause, cheers, and smiles. Guests will be stopped at the entry and asked to return prohibited items to their vehicle prior to entry.
Items not permitted in the venue:
Lost and Found:
A lost and found station will not be available for the ceremony. Items left behind will be disposed of at the end of the event.
Caps and gowns must be ordered by Jostens due to the customization of the gown. The UNT Dallas Jostens cap and gown link will be shared with graduating candidates in the commencement ceremony email sent after the graduation application deadline (see Academic Calendar).
Extra regalia will not be available to borrow for the ceremony.
UNT Dallas blue gown
UNT Dallas blue mortarboard
UNT Dallas tassel
UNT Dallas black gown with custom border
UNT Dallas black mortarboard and tassel
UNT Dallas hood
Hood trim colors:
Instructions for ordering:
Note: If you are unable to attend a commencement/graduation event for any reason, purchases may not be refundable.
If you plan to walk early in the Spring commencement ceremony, you must apply to graduate by the graduation application deadline (see Academic Calendar). You may request to walk only if you are within 6-8 credits of degree completion. Your academic advisor must send an approval notice to Graduation@untdallas.edu in order for you to participate in the ceremony.
If you graduated in the Summer term and would like to walk in the Fall commencement ceremony, you must send a request to Graduation@untdallas.edu by the RSVP deadline of the term you plan to walk. Students academic records will be checked to ensure the student graduated the summer prior to the fall term. A confirmation email will then be sent to the student confirming approval to walk in the ceremony. Please note we are unable to accept RSVP request after the deadline due to logistical planning requirements by our vendors.
According to legislation issued on June 5, UNT Dallas is not permitted to mandate face coverings but masks are highly recommended for anyone that has not been vaccinated by the time of the ceremony. Please note the safety of UNT Dallas’ graduates, students, faculty, and staff is our number one priority. Therefore, we recommend all graduates and guests wear face masks and maintain 3-6 feet social distance for the safety of participants.
For questions, contact the Graduation Team at Graduation@untdallas.edu.