3-GradsGraduation

Friday, May 12, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
MacGorman Chapel and Performing Arts Center
4616 Stanley Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76115

Live feed available at bottom of page

Important Dates and De​adlines for Graduates

  • You must apply for graduation through Howdy on the My Record tab. Diploma fee applies.
  • Jan. 4 - May graduation applications open in Howdy
  • Feb. 17 - Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
  • Feb. 28 - Graduation Meeting, Noon - Conference Center, 5 p.m. - Lecture Hall
  • March 6 & 7 - Josten's regalia fittings and invitations, Noon - 6 p.m., in front of Courtroom
  • March 30 - Student Loan Repayment Workshops, Noon & 5 p.m., room 201
  • April 1 - Pro Bono submission deadline: your required pro bono hours must be submitted and verified with the Office of Student Affairs by April 1, 2016.
  • April 18 - Last day to apply for a May degree in Howdy (late fee applies)
  • May 2 - Absolute last day to apply for ​May degree. Must apply in Student Services. No applications accepted after 5 p.m.
  • May 12, 11:30 a.m. - Veterans Cord Ceremony
  • May 12, 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, May 12, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
MacGorman Chapel and Performing Arts Center
4616 Stanley Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76115

Grads: Report to the Seminary Choir Room no later than 12:30 p.m.
Faculty: Meet in the Seminary Orchestra Room no later than 12:30 p.m.

A live feed of the event will be available on this webpage during the event.

The Spring 2017 Texas A​&M University School of Law Hooding and Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 1 p.m. ​at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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 precede commencement at 11:30 a.m. in the Orchestra Room.

Questions?

  • 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.