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.
1001 Texas Trust Way, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
See below for ceremony times by school
RSVP Deadline: Sunday, November 5, 2023
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.
No Re-Entry Policy
Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie has a "no re-entry" policy during events. Guests who wish to return a prohibited item to their vehicle or need to exit and re-enter due to personal emergencies, must first make contact with a Guest Services supervisor or manager via the Guest Service Center to make necessary arrangements.
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. See No Re-Entry policy for instructions above.
The following is a partial list of items that are prohibited at all Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie events. Please click here for specific policies/information.
Lost and Found
Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie management assumes no responsibility for items lost at events. All lost and found items are to taken to the Guest Service Center during events. Guests should visit the Guest Service Center near the main lobby during the event to inquire about lost items. After the conclusion of the event, if the lost item is not retrieved, Guests may contact Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie at (972) 854-5050 to inquire about the lost item.
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 (see deadline above) 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.
For questions, contact the Graduation Team at Graduation@untdallas.edu.