Schedule of Ceremonies

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The following are the times for our May 16, 2015 commencement ceremonies at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen Texas.

9:00 a.m.
Colleges of:

  • College of Health Sciences and Human Services
  • College of Science and Mathematics

1:00 p.m.
Colleges of:
  • College of Education
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

5:00 p.m.
Colleges of:
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science

NOTE: In order to make commencement a pleasant experience for everyone, each student will be LIMITED to 6 tickets. ALL GUESTS will require a ticket to attend. No one will be admitted without a ticket!

Guest speaker:

Valente Rodriguez


Apply for Graduation Online


The following deadlines for the online graduation application to be submitted with the Office of the Registrar:

Anticipated Term of Graduation      Deadline
July/August 2014 March 7, 2014
Dec 2014 April 13, 2014
May 2015 Dec 1, 2014

Apply for Graduation Online

To complete your undergraduate online application for graduation, follow these steps:

  1. 1. Log in to
  2. 2. Select "ASSIST"
  3. 3. Select "student records"
  4. 4. Select "apply to graduate"
  5. 5. Follow the prompts in the online application, and hit "submit"
  6. 6. Pay your $32 graduation fee either online or at the Office of Payments and Collections

Click here for further instructions, How to apply for graduation.

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Video ArchivesUTPA will no longer be selling DVD's of the Commencement Ceremonies recordings. We will now be providing a website with the recordings available 24/7 as video on demand.