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Fall Commencement Information

**TCU enforces a clear bag policy for all campus events.**


Commencement Ceremonies

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
2900 Stadium Drive


9 a.m.

AddRan College of Liberal Arts

College of Fine Arts

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Neeley School of Business

 

2 p.m.

Bob Schieffer College of Communication

Brite Divinity School

College of Education

College of Science & Engineering

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences


 
       
   

Reception for all graduates and their families

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Brown-Lupton University Union

2901 Stadium Drive on the TCU Campus


 
   


 
 

Before Commencement

 

Countdown to Graduation!

 

Six Easy Steps to Graduation!
In order to graduate, you must complete the following:

  1. File an intent-to-graduate form in your academic dean’s office early in your next-to-last semester of study. You should meet with your academic advisor prior to registering for your final semester’s classes.
  2. Complete the courses for your final semester. Be sure that all “I” (incomplete) grades are completed and all official transcripts from other universities are filed in the Registrar’s office. Deadline for "I" grades is October 17. Deadline for transcripts is December 18.
  3. Update your current address (where you presently reside) and your permanent address (parent or guardian’s address) online at: my.tcu.edu…Student Center…Personal Information. The addresses are important as you will receive mailings from the Registrar, the Chancellor’s office and other key University personnel concerning graduation. Your address also is provided to the professional photographer. (NOTE: If you have FERPA set on your account, your address will not be given.)
  4. Complete exit requirements for your student loans here. You may view your loans borrowed at TCU at: my.tcu.edu…Financial Aid…Loan Summary. If you need help completing these requirements, please contact the Financial Aid office at financialaid@tcu.edu.
  5. Satisfy all financial obligations, including graduation fees, in the Financial Services office by December 1.
  6. Order your diploma, cap and gown online by November 16 at: my.tcu.edu…Student Center…My Academics…Diploma/Cap and Gown Ordering. (Cap and gown orders placed after November 16 are subject to a late fee.)

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Order your cap, gown & diploma

 

Log onto my.tcu.edu, student home page and click Academic Records, Diploma/Cap and Gown Ordering. Once you have placed your diploma order, scroll to bottom to order cap/gown. After November 16, contact Jostens at 800-854-7464 or email dawn.prejean@jostens.com. The gown is rented; however, graduate students who wish to purchase the gown and/or hood may contact Jostens at dawn.prejean@jostens.com. Graduates may keep the cap and tassel.

 

When ordering your diploma at my.tcu.edu, remember that tradition suggests your full name (First Middle Last) for the diploma; no nicknames or titles. The name published in the commencement program will be the same as the name you have printed on your diploma. The deadline for online diploma ordering is November 16. All accounts must be paid by December 1.

 

Only the degree name prints on the diploma; majors, minors, and concentrations print on the official transcript. Latin Honors are also printed on the diploma, and all honors are announced from the podium and printed in the program. There are no cords for Latin Honors. Some organizations provide honor cords to wear with the gown. Please contact your organization for this information.

 

If you cannot attend commencement, check the “Not Attending Commencement” box. Diplomas will be mailed after commencement if they are not picked up from the Registrar’s office the week immediately following commencement.

 

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Walk-number cards

 

Before commencement, a walk-number card will be emailed to you. This card will indicate your place in the processional line. You must print out this card and present it at commencement to ensure you receive the correct diploma. If you lose this card, you must report to the Registrar’s table located near the graduate line-up area on commencement day.

 

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Pick up cap & gown

 

Pick up your cap and gown at the TCU Campus Store, 2950 West Berry Street:

 

Wednesday, December 18.....8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 19...... 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, December 20…………8 a.m. to noon

 

If you miss this deadline, you can pick up your cap and gown on the day of commencement. A representative from Jostens will be set up near the graduate line-up area in Amon G. Carter Stadium.

 

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Transcripts and incomplete grades

 

Incomplete grade deadline is October 17, unless you have filed an extension or are working on your thesis/dissertation. You cannot graduate with an “I” that has not been removed. Deadline for receiving transcripts from another college is December 18. Please make arrangements with your professors at the other university in order to meet this deadline. If you have any trouble with this deadline, contact Kristi Harrison in the Registrar's office at 817-257-5090 or k.harrison@tcu.edu.

 

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Payment of fees

 

The graduation fee is charged to all degree candidates (including students graduating “in absentia”) to your student account. Once you are listed as a degree candidate, this is a non-refundable fee, even if your graduation is deferred for academic or financial reasons. Your student account, including this fee, must be paid in full by December 1.

 

• Undergraduate: $55.00
• Master: $65.00
• Doctorate: $100.00

 

If you have any questions please contact: Student Financial Services at 817-257-7836.

 

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Senior Toast and Fiesta with Chancellor Boschini

 

Celebrate graduation with your friends at Senior Toast! Don’t miss out on the FREE fajita dinner, music, door prizes and a purple margarita toast given by Chancellor Boschini!

 

Wednesday, December 18, 5:30 p.m.
Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center

 

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Day of Commencement

 

**TCU enforces a clear bag policy for all campus events.**

 

Fall Commencement will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019, in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, 2900 Stadium Drive, on the TCU Campus. Please note: TCU is a tobacco-free campus.


9 a.m.

AddRan College of Liberal Arts

College of Fine Arts

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Neeley School of Business

 

2 p.m.

Bob Schieffer College of Communication
Brite Divinity School

College of Education

College of Science & Engineering

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

 


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Commencement Reception

 

**TCU enforces a clear bag policy for all campus events.**


A reception for all graduates and their families will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Brown-Lupton University Union, 2901 Stadium Drive, on the TCU campus. This is a great time to visit with friends, faculty and staff members and to enjoy a multi-course buffet. Both the inflatable Horned Frog and the Frog Horn will be set up for photo opportunities (weather permitting). Please note: TCU is a tobacco-free campus.

 

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Degree Candidates

 

When & where to meet

All degree candidates will line up under the east stands of the Amon Carter Stadium at least 45 minutes before Commencement:

  • 8:15 a.m. for the 9 a.m. ceremony
  • 1:15 p.m. for the 2 p.m. ceremony

Graduates ONLY should enter from Frog Alley through Gate 10 of Amon Carter Stadium. Remember to bring your walk-number card with you.

 

Assemble in cap and gown carrying your walk-number card that indicates your place in line. Do not bring purses, cell phones or other personal items. As commencement is a formal academic ceremony, we recommend that candidates dress appropriately. Comfortable business attire is recommended.

 

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Guests

 

**TCU enforces a clear bag policy for all campus events.**

 

Guests will enter the arena at the main entrance on Stadium Drive. Tickets are not required. Each ceremony will last approximately 2-2 ½ hours.

 

There is no reserved seating. Guests may hold several seats upon arrival; however roping off or saving entire rows will not be permitted. If you need wheelchair access or cannot climb steps, please arrive a little early and ushers will be on hand to assist you. Please note: TCU is a tobacco-free campus.

 

 

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Parking

 

Free parking for commencement will be available. Disabled parking will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis (permit required).

 

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Disabled accommodations

 

Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena complies with all ADA requirements. If you need wheelchair access or cannot climb steps, please arrive a little early and ushers will be on hand to assist you. If you need a sign-language interpreter, please call (817) 257-7802 at least 10 days prior to commencement.

 

Handicap parking (permit required) is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop offs are permitted across the street at the Brown-Lupton University Union. There will be golf carts in these areas to assist guests.

 

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Appropriate behavior

 

Commencement is a special event for everyone involved. Please show respect for all who have come to share in this landmark experience. Individuals who engage in inappropriate or disruptive behavior may be removed from the event.

 

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Prohibited actions & items

  • Any artificial noisemakers (i.e., air horns, cans filled with contents, etc.)
  • Balloons
  • Confetti
  • Smoking (Please note: TCU is a tobacco-free campus.)
  • Pets
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • TCU enforces a clear bag policy for all campus events.

 

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Lost & found

 

Please see ushers for lost and found. After commencement, contact the TCU Police office at 3025 Lubbock Street or call 817-257-7777.

 

 

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Professional photography

 

Flash Photography will be on hand to take pictures of all graduates. Three pictures will be taken: one with the Chancellor, one with the Dean and a posed shot after you exit the stage. The company will mail proofs to the graduate's permanent address and send an email with instructions on how to order photos. For questions please call 817-924-2626 or email flash10@aol.com.

 

NOTE: If you have FERPA set on your TCU account, your address will not be given to the professional photographers.

 

You may also take informal photos with your family during the reception.

 

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Other useful links

 

TCU Alumni: https://alumni.tcu.edu
Registrar Office: www.reg.tcu.edu/gradinfo.asp
Graduate Studies: www.graduate.tcu.edu

Plan your visit (hotels/restaurants/things to do in Fort Worth): http://www.fortworth.com/

 

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Important Numbers

 

AddRan College of Liberal Arts, Dean F. Andrew Schoolmaster
817-257-7160
Bob Schieffer College of Communication, Dean Kristie Bunton 817-257-5918
Brite Divinity School, Dean Michael S. Miller 817-257-7577
College of Education, Interim Dean Jan Lacina 817-257-7663
College of Fine Arts, Interim Dean Richard Gipson 817-257-2787
College of Science & Engineering, Dean Philip S. Hartman 817-257-7727
Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Dean
Christopher R. Watts
817-257-6758
John V. Roach Honors College, Dean Diane M. Snow 817-257-7125
Neeley School of Business, Dean Daniel W. Pullin 817-257-6772
School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Associate Vice Provost and Dean Karen Steele 817-257-4131
   
Alumni Association 817-257-7803
Career & Professional Development 817-257-2222
Commencement, Office of Community Projects 817-257-7802
Financial Services 817-257-7834
Flash Photography 817-924-2626
Herff Jones (announcements) 281-353-2774
Jostens (cap & gown) 800-854-7464
Registrar Office 817-257-7825
TCU Campus Store 817-257-7844

 

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After Commencement

 

Hometown News

 

After Commencement, use this page to locate and print a news release announcing your student's graduation or selection to the Dean's or TCU Scholar's List. (This information will be available on or around June 21, 2019.)

 

Enter the student's last name in the search field, then click "search." Click on your student's name when it appears on the screen to access a customized news release, which can be printed from your computer. Graduating students who also qualified for the Dean's and/or TCU Scholar's List will appear in multiple places; be certain to print both news releases for your scrapbook or files.
 
Feel free to use the space at the bottom of the news release to add other information about your student, including other academic honors received, grandparents' names, high school attended, college organizations and extracurricular activities, etc. We encourage parents to submit these news releases to their local newspaper, which may choose to publish the information.

 

If there is a mistake in your student's news release, please contact Holly Ellman at h.ellman@tcu.edu to update the information and have a corrected release posted to this site.

 

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