TCU Commencement

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Fall Commencement

December 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m.


Fort Worth Convention Center Arena

1201 Houston Street, downtown Fort Worth




Directions to the Convention Center from TCU campus can be found at:



SENIORS - if you plan on graduating in December and have not yet filed your intent-to-graduate form in your academic dean's office, please do so as quickly as possible!


Please continue to check back for updated information on Commencement.


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.
  3. Update your current address (where you presently reside) and your permanent address (parent or guardian’s address) online at:…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 is also provided to the professional photographer and videographer. (NOTE: If you have FERPA set on your account, your address will not be given.)
  4. Complete exit requirements for your student loans. Please contact the Financial Aid office at if you need help completing these requirements. View your loans borrowed at TCU at:…Financial Aid…Loan Summary Link.
  5. Satisfy all financial obligations, including graduation fees, in the Financial Services office.
  6. Order your diploma and cap and gown online by Oct 20 at:…Student Center…My Academics…Diploma/Cap and Gown Ordering.

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    More Than 1600 Graduated at TCU’s Spring Commencement  
    FORT WORTH, Texas (May 10, 2014) – TCU bestowed degrees on 1,659 students at its spring Commencement in a formal ceremony held in Amon G. Carter Stadium on May 10. Students received their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. This is the first year in many years that the ceremony was held outdoors, and the first time in the new Amon G. Carter Stadium.


Of the total number of degree candidates, 1,399 received bachelor’s degrees (17 received double degrees, one triple degree), 226 received master’s degrees and 34 are Ph.D. candidates. Of those graduating, 525 students received Latin Honors, including five with a 4.0 GPA. Brite Divinity School graduated 25 students during the ceremony. There were 1,159 graduates from within Texas, and 441 students from 42 other states. International students number 80, hailing for 29 different countries.


Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. delivered the Commencement address. Graduating senior Camille Spooner lead the singing of a hymn and the TCU Alma Mater. The TCU Commencement Band, under the direction of Bobby R. Francis, Brian Youngblood and Jeremy Strickland, played. Alumni from the class of 1964 were in attendance, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Miguel Harth-Bedoya, director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, received a Doctor of Music, Honorius Causa.


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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 27, 2014.)


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 PDF-format news release, which can be printed from your computer. Graduating students who also qualified for Dean's or TCU Scholar's List will appear twice; 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 your local newspaper, which may choose to print the information.


If there is a mistake in your student's news release, please contact Holly Ellman at to update the information and have a corrected release posted to this site or sent to you.


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