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Spring Commencement will be posted.

 

 

 
   

Spring Commencement


Friday, May 6, 2016
Reception for all graduates
and their families

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Campus Commons, 2901 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, Texas

 


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Commencement Ceremonies

Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
2900 Stadium Drive


9:00 a.m.

Bob Schieffer College of Communication
College of Science & Engineering
University Programs (MLA and Ranch Management)

Class of 1966 50-Year Reunion

 

1:00 p.m.
M.J. Neeley School of Business
College of Fine Arts

 

5:00 p.m.
AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Brite Divinity School
College of Education
Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

 


 

 
   

 

 
   


 
 

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 March 10. Deadline for transcripts is May 4.
  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 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 financialaid@tcu.edu if you need help completing these requirements. View your loans borrowed at TCU at: my.tcu.edu…Financial Aid…Loan Summary Link.
  5. Satisfy all financial obligations, including graduation fees, in the Financial Services office.
  6. Order your diploma, cap and gown online by April 10 at: my.tcu.edu…Student Center…My Academics…Diploma/Cap and Gown Ordering. (Cap and gown orders placed after April 10 are subject to a late fee.)

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Order your cap, gown & diploma

 

Caps and gowns may be ordered online through my.tcu.edu. Click on Student Center…My Academics and select the “Diploma/Cap and Gown ordering” link. Cap and gown orders placed after April 10 are subject to a late fee. Late orders can be placed by calling Jostens at 800-854-7464. The gown is rented; however, graduate students who wish to purchase the gown and/or hood may call Jostens at 800-854-7464. 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 on your academic records at TCU. Contact the Registrar’s office if you need to make a change to your name for the program. The deadline for online diploma ordering is April 10. All accounts must be paid by May 1.

 

If you cannot attend Commencement, check the “Not Attending Commencement” box. Candidates must provide name, student ID number, degree information, and a permanent mailing address. Diplomas will be mailed in June.

 

Latin Honors are printed on the diploma. All honors are announced from the podium and are 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.

 

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Walk-number cards

 

Before Commencement, you will receive your walk-number card in the mail. This card will indicate your place in the processional line. You must bring this card with you on the day of Commencement and carry it with you to ensure that you receive the correct diploma. If you lose your card, replacements will be available in the Registrar’s office, Sadler Hall, Room 1006. On the day of Commencement, replacement cards will be available at the Registrar’s table located in graduate line-up area.

 

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Pick up cap & gown

 

Pick up your cap and gown on Thursday, May 5, between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or on Friday, May 6, between 9:00 a.m. and noon at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, 2820 Stadium Drive. If you miss this deadline, you can pick up your cap and gown on the day of Commencement. A representative from Josten's will be set up near the graduate line-up area.

 

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Transcripts and incomplete grades

 

Incomplete grade deadline is March 10, 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 May 4. 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 May 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 Class Legacy

 

The Senior Class Legacy is a way for you to leave a permanent reminder of your time on campus for future generations of Horned Frogs by making a three year recurring gift of $50.00 to the University area of your choice. As a thank you for your gift, you will have the opportunity to honor three individuals in the Commencement program and will receive a custom engraved brick which will be placed, along with your class, in front of the Mary Couts Burnett Library. For more information, please contact Allie Richey at 817-257-6569 or allie.richey@tcu.edu. To leave your legacy, go to seniorgift.tcu.edu no later than February 29.

 

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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 prices and a purple margarita toast given by Chancellor Boschini!

 

Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 p.m.
Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center

 

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Day of Commencement

 

Spring Commencement will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016, in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, 2900 Stadium Drive, on the TCU campus.

 

9:00 a.m.

Bob Schieffer College of Communication
College of Science & Engineering
University Programs (MLA and Ranch Management)

Class of 1966 50-Year Reunion

 

1:00 p.m.
M.J. Neeley School of Business
College of Fine Arts

 

5:00 p.m.
AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Brite Divinity School
College of Education
Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

 

Please continue to monitor this website where details such as graduate arrival times, guest relations and parking information will be posted.

 
 
 

Live streaming video

 

TCU Commencement will be streamed live on this web page for those who cannot
physically attend the ceremony. Download the YTLive app to view the live stream here.

 

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Other useful links

 

TCU Alumni: www.froglinks.com
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
Brite Divinity School, Dean Joretta L. Marshall 817-257-7577
Bob Schieffer College of Communication, Dean Kristie Bunton 817-257-5918
College of Education, Dean Mary Martin Patton 817-257-7663
College of Fine Arts, Dean Anne Helmreich 817-257-2787
Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Dean Susan Weeks 817-257-7519
John V. Roach Honors College, Acting Dean Sarah Robbins 817-257-6489
Neeley School of Business, Dean O. Homer Erekson 817-257-6772
College of Science & Engineering, Dean Philip S. Hartman 817-257-7727
University Programs, Associate Provost and Dean Bonnie E. Melhart 817-257-7104
Alumni Association 817-257-7803
Bookstore 817-257-7844
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
Josten's (cap & gown) 800-854-7464
Registrar’s Office 817-257-7825
Red Productions LLC (graduation DVD orders) 817-810-0777

 

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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 February 17, 2016.)

 

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 h.ellman@tcu.edu to update the information and have a corrected release posted to this site or sent to you.

 

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