Spring Commencement Ceremony    

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 9:00am

Location: Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551

Graduates should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. and report to the robing room for degree candidates. Stage Party and faculty members should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.

Signage will be posted at the venue to identify degree candidate and faculty robing areas.

  • Ceremony Information (Regalia, Guest, Parking)

Your commencement ceremony is just around the corner and there are important details you, your family, and friends should know.

Cap, Gown, Hood – Caps, gowns, and hoods should be ordered at the TAMUG Bookstore with the exception of cadets who are receiving their US Navy Commission or US Coast Guard License, who will wear the appropriate uniform.

All graduate students, including cadets, will need to order a hood from the bookstore and bring it to Student Enrollment Services in MAIN First Floor before 5pm Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Invitations can be purchased through the TAMUG Bookstore.

Guest Information
Guest Information

Guest seating

The doors will be opened for guests one hour before the start of the ceremony. Seating is available first-come, first-serve. Large groups may want to arrive earlier to find their seats.

Services for Disabled or Mobility-Impaired Guests

Wheelchair space and seating for mobility-impaired guests are both available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are handicap parking spaces available. Ushers will be able to direct you to the appropriate seating area.  Wheel chairs are generally not available at the venue.

Ceremony Length

Commencement ceremonies vary from one hour up to two and half hours. Although visitors may leave their viewing area at anytime,  guests are asked to respect the other graduates by staying for the entire ceremony.  Graduates are required to remain for the entire ceremony.

2019-2020 Commencement Committee
2019-2020 Commencement Committee

The committee is responsible for coordinating and staging the fall, spring, and summer commencement events.

Committee Oversight:

Dr. Patrick Louchouarn, Executive Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & CAO (TAMUG), and Associate Provost (TAMU) is responsible for committee oversight.

Committee Members:

Co-Chairs: Amber Booth and Meredith Uher Zalesak
Ken Bailey
Cari Bishop-Smith
Courtney Blincow
Andrea Bolt
Jeffrey English
Gerald Hughes
Taylor Kemp
Nicole Kinslow
Lynsay Girts
Paula Morris
Bill Oppel
Grace Townsend
Kathey Walker

Parking Information

Future Commencement Dates

 Summer 2020

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 9:00am
Location: Aggie Special Events Center, Texas A&M University Galveston Campus