Tarleton to Celebrate Fall 2020 Graduates Dec. 11-12

Monday, October 19, 2020

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University will celebrate fall 2020 graduates with in-person commencement ceremonies Dec. 11-12 at Memorial Stadium on the Stephenville campus, provided current public health guidelines remain unchanged.

“Congratulations to graduates are always in order, but the Class of 2020 deserves deep respect for persevering during a pandemic. They are supremely prepared to lead,” said university President James Hurley. “They should celebrate their success with all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional Tarleton graduation.”

Each graduate will receive eight tickets to share with family and friends. Ceremonies will be live-streamed for those unable to attend. Link information will be announced prior to the event.

Dates and times for commencement celebrations:

Friday, Dec. 11

10 a.m.

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

College of Business

College of Health Sciences and Human Services

3 p.m.

College of Graduate Studies

Saturday, Dec. 12

10 a.m.

College of Education

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

College of Science and Technology

The university will adhere to physical distancing protocols, with face coverings required. Graduates and their guests should bring their own face coverings.

In accordance with CDC guidance, all graduates and guests should monitor their daily health and check their temperature before coming to the campus. Graduates or guests with COVID-19 symptoms should watch the ceremony via live-stream. Those considered high risk also should watch online.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 14,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.



A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.