TAMU Law Spring Commencement
Student Graduation Checklist
Students planning to participate in the spring commencement in Fort Worth must complete the below items for all students as well as the items for their specific program.
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All students must:
- February 17, 2023: Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
- April 1, 2023: Deadline to have your name printed in the program and recognized at commencement
- May 2, 2023: Last day to apply for May graduation
After ensuring you meet all degree and graduation requirements, submit your graduation application online by the deadline date published in the Academic Calendar for the semester you plan to complete your degree requirements. The Application for Graduation link is in the "Degree Evaluation" channel on the My Record tab in Howdy.
The online application system will be accessible 24 hours a day, every day, until 11:59 p.m. on the 60th class day. After that time, students must apply for graduation through the Office of Student Services by email or in person on the first floor of the law school building (1515 Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76102).
Important Questions You Need to Verify on the Graduation Application:
- Is your degree/curriculum information correct on the graduation application?
- Ensure your degree/curriculum information is correct before submitting your application; including major and certificates (LLM, MLS, and MJur).
- Is your name correct on the graduation application?
- Make sure your legal name is accurate. This is the name that will appear on your diploma.
- Did you select a valid diploma mailing address?
- Please ensure you have selected a mailing address for your diploma that will be valid after graduation. Diplomas will be mailed 2-3 weeks after your degree is awarded. If you need to make any changes to this address after applying, please email changes to email@example.com. The deadline to make changes to this address is 5 p.m. on May 5, 2023.
- Will you be attending the ceremony?
- A survey will be sent to all degree candidates from the Office of Student Affairs to respond if you will or will not be attending the spring commencement ceremony.
Attention LLM, MLS, and MJur students: Make sure to meet all requirements outlined by the Graduate and Professional School. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding degree clearance.
Attention JD students: Contact Student Services (email@example.com) with any questions about degree clearance.
Prior to commencement:
Review your graduation application status using the “Graduation" channel on the My Record tab in Howdy. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar's Degree Audit staff at 979-845-1089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After commencement, LLM, MLS, and MJur students may confirm their final graduation status by checking their unofficial transcript. Awarded students will have their 'Awarded Degree' and 'Degree Date' sections populated with the appropriate information. Final graduation status’ may take a week or more to process and will not be immediately available for viewing. Moreover, graduation status for LLM, MLS, and MJur students in the residential graduate program may take up to 30 days after commencement before degrees awarded will appear on their unofficial transcript.
Due to the varying nature of the JD professional program, JD students may have a minimum wait of 30 days before degrees awarded will appear on their unofficial transcript.
Deadline: April 1
This survey is emailed to students who qualify for spring commencement and must be completed to account for attendance at the commencement ceremony.
Deadline: April 1
Follow the below link to confirm the correct name, spelling, and address are the most up to date. Diplomas will be printed with the name on Howdy and sent to the address on Howdy.
For more information, please click here: Name & Address Change Request
Questions? Contact Office of Student Services at email@example.com or call 817-212-4001.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), if you withhold any of the following information your name will not be printed in the commencement program:
- your name
- program of study (college, major, or campus)
- honors and awards received
Students planning to participate in the commencement ceremonies, please go to Howdy, and select the “My Information” icon, scroll to the bottom of the page to remove any directory holds you may have placed on the previously mentioned items. Due to the production of the commencement program, students must initiate FERPA holds no later than April 1 to have information withheld from the program.
If you elect to withhold your name from directory information, you also will be unable to participate in the appropriate graduation ceremony and we will be unable to verify your graduation information to employers after your degree has been conferred. Students should contact the Degree Audit section staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to make any changes or ask any questions.
Deadline: April 6
All graduates who participate in the ceremony must wear the appropriate commencement attire and are required to wear the TAMU regalia for the degree they will be awarded.
Link to order regalia: https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/site/descriptors
Deadline: April 1
Degree candidates or guests needing disability accommodations in order to participate should contact Allison Pawlowski via email (email@example.com) or phone at 817-212-4111 by April 1.
For additional information, please refer to the Disability Accommodations section of our website.
All outstanding balances must be paid in full prior to the release of diplomas. Be sure to check your student account using the “Billing Tuition And Fees” channel on the My Finance tab in Howdy for any outstanding balances. Students should contact Student Business Services with any questions regarding outstanding balances.
All graduates can randomly draw a ticket bundle from TAMU Law Bookstore the week before commencement. Each ticket bundle will include 9 tickets with assigned seating. Every guest must have a ticket to enter the facility, no matter what age. The ticket bundle of 9 includes seating directly around each other.
Extra tickets that the graduate does not need can be returned to the front desk of the TAMU Law Bookstore or at Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts will-call booth on the day of the ceremony to be dispersed to those who would like additional tickets.
If picking up additional tickets, please be aware that the seating is assigned and guests may not be sitting all together.
Dates available to pick up tickets:
TAMU Law Bookstore: Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 5
Location: 1515 Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Hours to pick up tickets:
- Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts Will-Call Booth: Saturday, May 6
Location: 1110 W. Debbie Lane, Mansfield, TX 76063
Hours to pick up tickets: 11 AM - 12 PM