FALL 2014 Commencement Ceremony Information

The commencement ceremony for all undergraduate and graduate students at Tarleton State University, will be held Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Wisdom Gymnasium.  View our maps page for directions and a map to the ceremony locations.


Vital information concerning the status of the graduation application is sent to each student's go.tarleton email account. Failure to check this account regularly may prohibit applicant's graduation and degree conferral.


It is the policy of Tarleton State University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws. If you will be attending graduation and will need disability related accommodations in order to have access, please contact the Center for Access and Academic Testing (CAAT), at 254.968.9400 or


All graduation candidates should arrive at Wisdom Gymnasium one hour prior to the beginning of the ceremony for check-in. Check-in will be in the small volleyball gym where candidates will receive a name card that they will hand to the announcer as they cross the stage.

All students are required to remain seated until the ceremony has concluded. Once the ceremony has completed, students will be allowed to leave.

Dress Code

Dress appropriately for the commencement ceremony.


All ceremonies will require tickets except for the College of Graduate Studies ceremony.

 Each graduate will receive 9 tickets.

 Tickets will be distributed beginning Monday, October 27th at the following campus locations.

  • Southwest Metroplex Center: JC Rodriguez (; 817-732-7300; 5th floor of the Hickman Building); MLS Students: Darsa Wright (; 817-926-1101; Schaffer Building)
  • Waco: Clint Dennard (; 254-299-8322; Michaelis Academic Center Building, University Center Offices)
  • Midlothian: Michelle Fisher (; 972-775-7249; Building #2 Midlothian Higher Education Center, Navarro College Midlothian Campus)
  •  Online Students: Please contact your academic Dean’s office (information is below) to make arrangements to receive your tickets.
  •  Stephenville/Main Campus: Please visit your academic Dean’s office (see information below) to pick up your tickets.
  • College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences: Joe W. Autry Agriculture Building Room 101. Phone: 254-968-9227
  • College of Business Administration: Business Building Room 173, See Sharon Iley. Phone: 254-968-9350
  • College of Education:  E.J. Howell Education Building Room 105, See Melinda Lollar. Phone: 254-968-9089
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts: O.A. Grant Building Room 241, See Sabrina Baker. Phone: 254-968-9141
  • College of Science and Technology: Lamar Johnson Science Building Room 119, See Sheila Hawkins. Phone: 254-968-9781

 Students seeking additional tickets must contact their academic Dean’s office for details. Additional tickets will only be distributed if available and typically are not distributed until the day preceding the first ceremony.


Diplomas will be handed out on stage if possible.

Reasons why a student might not receive a diploma at the ceremony include, but not are limited to:
1) Missing Grades
2) Failing or Incomplete Grades
3) Missing paperwork (i.e. substitutions)
4) Transcripts not received from other Universities for work that will be transferred in
5) Holds

Any student not receiving their diploma at the ceremony can come by the Registrar's Office to pick up their diploma in two weeks after the ceremony.

Commencement and Hooding Ceremonies


SATURDAY, December 13, 2014

9:00 am

11:30 am

2:00 pm

4:30 pm

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