Congratulations, Fall 2020 graduates!

To celebrate your accomplishments, we will hold two in-person commencement ceremonies Nov. 22, 2020, at Apogee Stadium.

Providing you and your family with an opportunity to celebrate the tremendous accomplishment of earning a degree is one of the most important things we do, and protecting the safety of our UNT community is at the core of every decision we make. To balance these two very important things, UNT will to hold two socially-distanced Fall 2020 Commencement ceremonies at Apogee Stadium, with limited guests.

In addition, deans will host virtual College Recognition Ceremonies Dec. 11 and 12.

Congratulations to all Fall 2020 graduates!

Nov. 22 Commencement Ceremonies at Apogee Stadium

Ceremony elements include:

  • Ceremonial conferral of degrees by President Neal Smatresk
  • Remarks from President Smatresk, Provost Jennifer Cowley and David Wolf of the UNT Alumni Association
  • Turning of graduates’ tassels and rings

What you need to know about the in-person commencement ceremonies:

  • Two commencement ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with graduates divided by college to adhere to stadium capacity requirements
  • Graduates must RSVP to participate
  • Graduates will be offered two guest tickets
  • Ticketing will be strictly enforced and seating will be preassigned to maintain social distancing
  • A livestream will be available for those unable to attend
  • Face coverings are required at all times on campus including at Apogee Stadium
  • Graduates must wear regalia
  • Verbal recognition of graduates' names and an opportunity to cross the stage will not occur

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020

10 a.m. CT

Honoring bachelor's, master’s and doctoral candidates from the:

  • College of Health and Public Service
  • College of Information
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
  • College of Music
  • New College

1 p.m. CT

Honoring bachelor's, master’s and doctoral candidates from the:

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
  • G. Brint Ryan College of Business
  • College of Science
  • College of Visual Arts and Design
  • Toulouse Graduate School (Interdisciplinary Studies and Advanced Data Analytics candidates)

Weather plan for Nov. 22 commencement ceremonies

In light rain, ceremonies will take place as scheduled, so please dress accordingly. If severe weather is predicted early Nov. 22, ceremony times will shift to later in the day. If severe weather is predicted all day, the ceremonies will be canceled and graduates and their guests will be encouraged to participate virtually in the College Recognition Ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 11- 12. Check this webpage for weather-related schedule updates.

Virtual College Recognition Ceremonies

College deans will offer remarks, and each graduate's name will be read out loud and displayed, along with degree granted and Latin Honors, if applicable.

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020

12 p.m. CT

Undergraduate College Recognition Ceremonies

College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

College of Visual Arts and Design

2 p.m. CT

Undergraduate College Recognition Ceremonies

College of Health and Public Service

College of Information

New College

4 p.m. CT

Undergraduate College Recognition Ceremony

College of Education

6 p.m. CT

Doctoral and Master's (all colleges)


Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020

12 p.m. CT

Undergraduate College Recognition Ceremony

College of Music

2 p.m. CT

Undergraduate College Recognition Ceremonies

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

4 p.m. CT

Undergraduate College Recognition Ceremonies

College of Engineering

College of Science

6 p.m. CT

Undergraduate College Recognition Ceremony

G. Brint Ryan College Business

Get in the graduation spirit!

Grad Cap icon  Read about our 2020 Great Grads


Grad Cap icon  Check out our step-by-step instructions to hood a master's or doctoral graduate


Grad Cap icon  Don’t forget that as a new UNT graduate, you receive a free one-year membership as a gift from the UNT Alumni Association


Grad Cap icon  Share your commencement pics and videos with us using #UNTgrad to be featured in the feed below

Tips to make your virtual commencement experience memorable:

  • Schedule a virtual commencement watch party with family and friends or share the virtual commencement website link with family and friends, asking them to join you for the event. Just be sure to follow current mask/distancing guidelines from health officials to keep your family and friends safe.
  • Participate in time-honored commencement traditions such as tassel and/or ring turning, cap throwing, and the Eagle Talon hand sign during the Alma Mater.
  • Think of your front door entry, living room fireplace, apartment balcony or backyard patio as your own personal auditorium and walk across “the stage” and wave to your fans, smile and shout with joy as your name is called.
  • If you’re a doctoral graduate, have a loved one place your hood. Take photos and videos of this special moment and share them with us: #UNTgrad!
  • Purchase regalia (optional) to wear during your virtual commencement celebration and for photo opportunities.
  • Share your cap-and-gown selfie and other commencement experiences on social media. Tag us with #UNTgrad!
  • Download a PDF of the commencement program to provide commemorative memorabilia to your family, or to all of the guests who attend your celebration.