Congratulations, Fall 2020 graduates!

Virtual College Recognition Ceremonies

UNT celebrated Fall 2020 graduates in College Recognition Ceremonies that included remarks made by the college deans, and each graduate's name was read out loud and displayed, along with degree granted and Latin Honors, if applicable.

See the Fall 2020 Commencement program

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020


Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020

To celebrate your accomplishments, we held an in-person commencement ceremony 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 held a socially-distanced Fall 2020 Commencement ceremony at Apogee Stadium, with limited guests.

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

Nov. 22 Commencement Ceremony at Apogee Stadium

Ceremony elements included:

  • 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 ceremony:

  • The ceremony was held at 1 p.m.
  • Participation was limited to graduates who RSVPed and claimed guest tickets by the Nov. 9 deadline
  • Ticketing was strictly enforced and seating was preassigned to maintain social distancing
  • A livestream is available for those unable to attend
  • Face coverings were required at all times on campus including at Apogee Stadium
  • Graduates wore regalia
  • Verbal recognition of graduates' names and an opportunity to cross the stage did not occur

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