Way to go, Spring 2021 graduates!

UNT hosted in-person commencement ceremonies
April 30 and May 1 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 hosted socially-distanced Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies at Apogee Stadium, with limited guests.

In addition, virtual College Recognition Ceremonies hosted by the college deans premiered on YouTube April 30 and May 1.

UNT Spring Commencement 2021

Spring 2021 Commencement and Virtual College Recognition Ceremony Schedule


Friday, April 30, 2021

In-Person Commencement Ceremony 1
10 a.m. — Apogee Stadium

Including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral candidates from the:
College of Health and Public Service
College of Information
College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
College of Visual Arts and Design
New College

Rewatch the ceremony on YouTube

Virtual College Recognition Ceremonies

In-Person Commencement Ceremony 2
7 p.m. — Apogee Stadium

Including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral candidates from the:

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
(Including the Mayborn School of Journalism)

Rewatch the ceremony on YouTube


Saturday, May 1, 2021

In-Person Commencement Ceremony 3
10 a.m. — Apogee Stadium

Including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral candidates from the:

College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Science

Rewatch the ceremony on YouTube

Virtual College Recognition Ceremonies

In-Person Commencement Ceremony 4
7 p.m. — Apogee Stadium

Including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral candidates from the:

College of Music
G. Brint Ryan College of Business
Toulouse Graduate School (Interdisciplinary Studies and Advanced Data Analytics candidates)

Rewatch the ceremony on YouTube

Please note all schedules are subject to change based on RSVP quantities, the status of the pandemic and inclement weather on ceremony days.

Commencement Ceremonies at Apogee Stadium

Ceremony elements included:

  • Ceremonial conferral of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees by President Neal Smatresk
  • Remarks from the UNT administration and UNT System leadership
  • Turning of graduates’ tassels and rings

Virtual College Recognition Ceremonies

UNT also celebrated Spring 2021 graduates in College Recognition Ceremonies that included remarks by the college deans, and each graduate's name was read aloud and displayed, along with degree granted, Latin Honors and major professor, if applicable.

Get in the graduation spirit!


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