Application Deadlines


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.

Schedule of Ceremonies

The following are the approved date and times for the May 2014 commencement ceremonies to be held at the McAllen Convention Center

SATURDAY August 16, 2014

9:00 a.m.
Colleges of:

  • Education
  • Health Sciences & Human Services
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences

1:00 p.m.
Colleges of:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering & Computer Science
  • Science and Mathematics

Commencement Speakers

Live Webcast

UTPA LiveIf you are unable to attend the commencement ceremonies, a live webcast will be available at The latest version of Adobe Flash Player must be installed on your computer prior to the event.

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.