Before commencement you must complete the following easy steps to graduation:
File an intent-to-graduate form in your academic dean’s office early in your next-to-last semester of study. You should meet with your academic advisor prior to registering for your final semester’s classes.
Complete the courses for your final semester. Be sure that all “I” (incomplete) grades are completed and all official transcripts from other universities are filed in the Registrar’s office. Deadline for "I" grades is October 19 and for transcripts is December 13.
Log onto my.tcu.edu, student home page and click Academic Records, Diploma/Cap and Gown Ordering. Once you have placed your diploma order, scroll to the bottom to order cap/gown. (Cap and gown orders placed after Nov. 5 are subject to a late fee.) Graduates may keep the cap and tassel.
When ordering your diploma at my.tcu.edu, remember that tradition suggests your full name (First Middle Last) for the diploma; no nicknames or titles. The name published in the Commencement program will be the same as the name you have printed on your diploma. The deadline for online diploma ordering is Nov. 5. All accounts must be paid by Dec. 1.
Only the degree name prints on the diploma; majors, minors and concentrations print on the official transcript. Latin Honors are also printed on the diploma, and all honors are printed in the program. There are no cords for Latin Honors. Some organizations provide honor cords to wear with the gown. Contact your organization for this information.
If you cannot attend commencement, check the "Not Attending Commencement" box. Diplomas will be mailed after commencement if they are not picked up from the Registrar's office the week following commencement.
Other Important Information
TCU is committed to providing an inclusive commencement experience. Students who have questions regarding accommodations may contact the Office of Student Access and Accommodation at 817-257-6567.
Commencement is a special event for everyone involved. Please show respect for all who have come to share in this landmark experience. Individuals who engage in appropriate or disruptive behavior may be removed from the event.
Please see ushers for lost and found. After Commencement, contact the TCU Police office at 3025 Lubbock Ave. or call 817-257-7777.
Your student account must be paid in full by December 1, and this includes a graduation fee of:
- Undergraduate: $55.00
- Graduate: $65.00
- Ph.D.: $100.00
This fee is for the rental of the cap/gown and the processing of diplomas (and mailings, if the student does not attend graduation).
This fee is non-refundable even if circumstances arise and the student has to postpone graduation.
For questions on how to make payment arrangements, contact Student Financial Services.
Pick up your cap and gown at the TCU Campus Store (2950 W. Berry) beginning:
- Wednesday, Dec. 13, noon – 5 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 a.m. at the stadium
Caps/gowns are not available before these dates for pickup.
Flash Photography will be on hand to take pictures of all graduates. Three pictures will be taken: one with the Chancellor, one with the Dean and a posed shot after you exit the stage. The company will mail proofs to the graduate's permanent address and send an email with instructions on how to order photos. For questions, please call 817-924-2626 or email email@example.com.
NOTE: If you have FERPA set on your TCU account, your address will not be given to the professional photographers.
- Any artificial noisemakers (i.e., air horns, cans filled with contents, etc.)
- Smoking (Please note: TCU is a tobacco-free campus.)
- Alcoholic beverages
- TCU enforces a clear bag policy for all campus events.
Incomplete grade deadline is Oct. 19 unless you have filed an extension or are working on your thesis/dissertation. You
cannot graduate with an “I” that has not been removed.
Deadline for receiving transcripts from another college is Dec. 13. Please make arrangements with your professors at the other university in order to meet this deadline. If you have any trouble with this deadline, contact Kristi Harrison in the Registrar's office at 817-257-5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before commencement, a walk-number card will be emailed to you. This card will indicate your place in the processional line. You must print out this card and present it at commencement to ensure you receive the correct diploma. If you lose this card, you must report to the Registrar's table located near the graduate line-up area on commencement day.
Lauren Studios will come to campus on the following dates to take senior photos for
the Horned Frog Yearbook and for personal use. Appointments are required; visit https://laurenorders.com/login to make your appointment. Log in information to make appointments is below. The
photos will be taken in the Hillel room on the 3rd floor of the BLUU.
Undergraduate Students: 23TCUUG-*student ID Number*
Graduate Students: 23TCUGRAD-*student ID Number*
Plain clothes, as well as cap and gown (which will be provided), photos will be taken. The plain clothes photos will be used in the Yearbook, and the cap and gown photos can be ordered for personal use. Ordered photos will arrive in time to be mailed out with graduation announcements. For any questions, please contact the Yearbook staff at 817-257-5279 or at email@example.com.
|AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Dean Sonja S. Watson
|Bob Schieffer College of Communication
Dean Kristie Bunton
|Brite Divinity School
Dean Michael St. A. Miller
|Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine
Dean Stuart D. Flynn
|College of Education
Dean Frank Hernandez
|College of Fine Arts
Dean Amy Hardison Tully
|College of Science & Engineering
Dean Michael Kruger
|Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Dean Christopher R. Watts
|John V. Roach Honors College
Dean Ronald L. Pitcock
|Neeley School of Business
Interim Dean Hettie Richardson
|Career & Professional Development||817-257-2222|
|Commencement, Office of Community Projects||817-257-7808|
|TCU Campus Store||817-257-7844|