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Guide: Where and when graduates will go for commencement

Guide: Where and when graduates will go for commencement

April 07
02:37 2016

Sarah Sarder | Staff Writer


The University of North Texas will host spring mass commencement at 10 a.m. May 13 in Apogee Stadium, followed by a convocation for graduate students and undergraduate college recognition ceremonies over May 13 and 14. But each college will first host their own respective graduation ceremonies. For people graduating this spring, this is a guide on when and where your ceremonies will be.

Multiple graduation locations

Mass commencement will include all graduating students and feature guest speaker army Sgt. Steven Davidson. This will be UNT’s second annual mass commencement ceremony, and the first to include all graduating students. Last year’s ceremony was moved to the Coliseum due to weather concerns, causing graduate students and those in the College of Arts and Sciences to have to watch the ceremony via live feed in separate facilities. The 2016 mass commencement will also be the first to take place in Apogee stadium.

Mass commencement will include degree conferral for all students, as well as addresses from top administrators. Parking for graduates and faculty will be in the Victory Hall parking lots, accessible from North Texas Boulevard.

Parking and shuttle information for graduates, guests and UNT employees at each event is available at

Graduates must RSVP by the deadline listed in graduation packets, which will be mailed out about two weeks prior to their ceremonies, in order to attend commencement. Graduates must also wear regalia for all of the events listed above, excluding the Honors College medallion ceremony. Caps and gowns for the ceremonies can be purchased through the Barnes and Noble bookstore on campus, or online at

Times and places for graduation

Honors College Medallion Ceremony – 6 p.m.

May 12 in Murchison Performing Arts Center College of Information – 2 p.m. May 13 in Murchison.

College of Visual Arts and Design – 2 p.m. May 13 in the UNT Coliseum.

College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism  – 2 p.m. May 13 in the Coliseum.

The Mayborn– 2 p.m. May 13 in the Coliseum.

College of Music – 4:30 p.m. May 13 in Murchison.

College of Business – 4:30 May 13 in the Coliseum.

College of Arts and Sciences I (including anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, communication studies, dance & theatre, economics, English, geography and the environment, history, integrative studies and social sciences)- 8 a.m. May 14 in the Coliseum. 

CAS II (including international studies, mathematics, media arts, philosophy & religion, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, technical communication and world languages, literatures & cultures) – 11 a.m. May 14 in the Coliseum

College of Public Affairs and Community Service – 2 p.m. May 14 in the Coliseum Coliseum on May 14 at 2 p.m. 

College of Education – 5 p.m. May 14 in the Coliseum.

College of Engineering – 8 p.m. May 14 in the Coliseum.

Featured Image: The Bob and Sue Winspear Hall inside the Murchison Performing Arts Complex has a medallion ceremony for the Honors College, as well as recognition for the College of Music and College of Information. Dylan Nadwodny | Staff Photographer

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