Friday, ​December 8, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Piano Pavilion
at the Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

Important Dates and De​adlines for Graduates

  • You must apply for graduation through Howdy on the My Record tab. Diploma fee applies.
  • Aug. ​16 - December graduation applications open in Howdy
  • Sept. 29 - Last day to apply for December degree without a late fee
  • Oct. 2 - Graduation Meeting, Conference Center
  • Dec. ​6 - Absolute last day to apply for ​December degree. Must apply in Student Services. No applications accepted after 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 8, 1:00 p.m. - Graduation/Hooding/Commencement Ceremony followed by a reception

Apply for graduation

All students planning to graduate must apply for graduation at the Howdy Portal on the My Record tab. To be eligible for graduation, students must also

  • pay fees associated with graduation,
  • meet specified deadlines, and
  • have their pro bono requirements verified.

Learn more about applying for graduation & diploma fees

Application for Degree

All students planning to graduate at the end of the current semester may file applications for degrees online via the Howdy portal.

Diploma Fee:

A non-refundable fee of $47.50 per degree sought is assessed the semester a student applies for graduation. This fee is payable each time a student applies for graduation. The diploma fee is $97.50 for those who apply after the set deadline.

The diploma fee is charged to the student’s billing account; it is due at the next payment due date along with any other tuition and fees. It will not have a separate due date.

Please contact Texas A&M School of Law Student Business Services if you have any questions about the diploma fee.

Ceremony Details

Texas A&M University School of Law Spring 2017 Graduation and Hooding Commencement Ceremony
Friday, ​December 8, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 76107

Additional details to follow.

The Fall 2017 Texas A​&M University School of Law Hooding and Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, ​December 8, 2017, at 1 p.m. ​at the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Graduates are encouraged to invite family and friends to Commencement. Tickets ​are not required and seating ​is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to receiving their degree, graduates will be "hooded" by student-selected faculty members. In the tradition of academic regalia, the colorful hood is reserved for those individuals who have attained academic degrees beyond the bachelor's degree. Hoods are lined with the official colors of the university conferring the degree, of course Aggie Maroon for Texas A&M, and are faced with velvet in the specific color corresponding to the academic degree -- purple for Juris Doctor.

All are invited to the reception following the graduation ceremony.

The Veterans Cord Ceremony will ​be part of the graduation festivities.


  • For questions about academic requirements for graduation, please contact the Office of Student Services at 817-212-4001.
  • For questions about diploma fees, please contact Student Business Services at 817-212-4081.
  • For questions about your pro bono hours, please contact Shawna Smith in the Office of Student Affairs at s.l.smith@law.tamu.edu.
  • For questions about graduation ceremony details, please contact ​Jennifer Merrywell in the Office Student of Affairs at jennifer.merrywell@​exchange.tamu.edu or 817-212-40​44.