UNT has postponed Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies and canceled the 2020 Grad Block Party.

Providing our students and their families an opportunity to celebrate the tremendous accomplishment of earning a degree is one of the most important things we do. We are monitoring the ever-changing situation but in light of the current unprecedented global events and knowing that families need to know how to handle travel arrangements, we have decided to delay all Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies. A revised schedule will be posted on this site when it has been finalized.

Read President Neal Smatresk's commencement announcement.

See the latest UNT COVID-19 updates.

 

SPRING SCHEDULE

Each college holds undergraduate college commencement ceremonies each spring and fall for bachelor's degree graduates that feature traditional commencement elements. The university also holds separate ceremonies each spring and fall for master's and doctoral candidates that feature traditional commencement elements and recognize their unique accomplishments. Doctoral and M.F.A. candidates (recipients of terminal degrees) are hooded during these ceremonies by their faculty mentor(s). During these commencement ceremonies listed below in the schedule, degrees are conferred and all candidates are called by name, walk the stage, shake hands with college administration, and have their photo taken. To learn about supplemental ceremonies and events related to graduation, such as cord ceremonies and receptions hosted by your department, contact your department directly.

As UNT has grown in recent years, we’ve pushed the limits of our venues and infrastructure to their capacity. As a result, UNT has expanded the Spring Commencement Schedule for 2020 to span four days in an effort to improve the experience of our graduates and their guests. This change will allow us to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates longer.

Spring 2020 Commencement Schedule of Events

Date and Time
(end times are approximate)

Location

Event

Thursday, May 7, 2020

3:30 – 5 p.m.
 

UNT Coliseum

Doctoral/Master’s Commencement Ceremony I

  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Public Service
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
  • College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
  • Toulouse Graduate School (Interdisciplinary Studies and Advanced Data Analytics candidates)

7:30 – 9 p.m.
 

UNT Coliseum

Doctoral/Master’s Commencement Ceremony II

  • G. Brint Ryan College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Information
  • College of Music
  • College of Science
  • College of Visual Arts and Design

Friday, May 8, 2020

8 – 9:15 a.m.

UNT Coliseum

Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremony:
College of Education

12 – 1:15 p.m.

UNT Coliseum

Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremony:
College of Engineering

12 p.m.

Murchison Performing Arts Center

Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Ceremony

4 – 5:30 p.m.

UNT Coliseum

Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremony:
G. Brint Ryan College of Business

Saturday, May 9, 2020

8 – 9:30 a.m.

UNT Coliseum

Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremony:
College of Information,
College of Health & Public Service,
and New College

1 – 2:30 p.m.

UNT Coliseum

Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremony:
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Ceremony I

  • Anthropology
  • Communication Studies
  • Converged Broadcast Media
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • International Studies
  • Media Arts
  • Political Science
  • Professional and Technical Communication
  • Psychology
  • Radio, Television and Film
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

6 – 7:30 p.m.

UNT Coliseum

Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremony:
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Ceremony II

  • Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
  • English
  • History
  • Integrative Studies
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Social Science
  • Spanish
  • World Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Sunday, May 10, 2020

12 – 1:15 p.m.

12 – 1:15 p.m.

Murchison Performing Arts Center

UNT Coliseum

Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremony:
College of Music

Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremony:
College of Science

4 – 5:30 p.m.

UNT Coliseum

Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremony:
College of Visual Arts & Design,
and College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism

Regalia Information

Graduating students will wear their regalia at all formal commencement events. All arrangements for official commencement regalia approved by the university should be made with Barnes and Noble at UNT at 940-565-2592.