It's taken years of hard work to get to this point, so make sure you don't forget any of these crucial steps to fully enjoy your commencement experience!

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Semester Prior to Graduation

Finalize the Plan

See your advisor before registration and get a graduation check to make sure you're enrolled in all requirements for your degree.

Get Ready to Get Hired

The Career Center can help you with your resume, cover letter, interviewing skills, and job search strategies.

Semester of Graduation

Apply Yourself

Apply for graduation at the beginning of your last semester. All spring graduation candidates are invited to participate in the Spring 2024 commencement ceremonies.

Contact Info

Verify or update your mailing and email addresses at least six weeks before commencement and update your contact information with the UNT Alumni Association.


The commencement RSVP deadline for Spring is 5 p.m., Friday, April 12. Check your graduation application status in, and if you have been approved to graduate, you will be able to RSVP by logging in with your UNT EUID and password. Complete the process by providing the requested information. 

The same commencement RSVP prompt also will be sent to your student email starting Wednesday, March 27, if your application has been approved. To ensure that you receive this message, please add,, and to your safe senders.

Get with the Program

To ensure your name is included in the commencement program, complete a request to release directory information (if you previously requested that your directory information be withheld concerning your academic records).

Dress to Impress

Get your official UNT cap and gown.

Mean Green Bling

Get a class ring from Josten's.

Money, Please!

Apply for a $1,000 tuition rebate.

Network Like a Pro

Find career fairs and jobs on Handshake.

Remember the Good Times

Take the UNT Graduating Student Survey (sent via email).

Tell Us What's Next

Complete the First Destination Survey (sent from Handshake via email).

Week of Ceremony

Pick up a Program

Printed programs will not be distributed at commencement ceremonies, but graduates may pick up a limited number of Spring 2024 commencement programs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6-10 and May 13-17, in the UNT Alumni Center, Gateway Center, Suite 170 (801 North Texas Boulevard, Denton, Texas, 76203). Park in Lot 20 or in one of the 30-minute parking spaces adjacent to the Gateway Center.

Virtual Commencement Experience participants

If you’re participating in the virtual commencement ceremony, a link to the virtual commencement experience page will be added to this site’s schedule page in the morning on May 10, so you and your loved ones can participate at your convenience, starting as soon as the link is available. The virtual ceremony is not part of your college’s in-person ceremony.

Day of Ceremony

Who to Invite:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Assorted loved ones
  • Invite as many guests as you want!

Who NOT to Invite:

  • Pets (service animals permitted)
  • Enemies (no time for haters)
  • Zombies (total buzzkill)

What to Bring:

  • Regalia
  • Comfortable professional clothing to wear under regalia
  • That smile!

What NOT to Bring:

Metal detectors will be positioned at Coliseum entrances used by graduates and guests. Anyone entering the Coliseum for commencement must pass through a metal detector before proceeding to the seating or staging areas.

When to Arrive:

Candidates should plan to arrive one hour before their ceremony's scheduled start time. Check the ceremony schedule. Line-up will begin one hour prior to each ceremony's scheduled start time.

Where to Go:

All candidates will enter the Coliseum at the west entrance near the building’s electronic sign off of North Texas Blvd. Parking will be available in the lots next to the UNT Coliseum (Lot 20). ADA parking will be available in Lot 27 (at the corner of Maple Street and Highland Street). Parking is on a first come, first served basis. Normal routes to campus may be closed and surrounding streets will be congested with event traffic. Expect delays.

What to Do:

There is no rehearsal for the ceremonies. Please give announcers, marshals and staff your complete attention before and during the event to ensure you have all the necessary instructions. When the ceremony processional begins, ceremony marshals will direct you to your seat. During the ceremony, marshals will direct you when to rise and go to the stage where your QR code will be scanned to trigger your name announcement. You’ll receive a diploma cover, be congratulated by your dean or college administrator and then exit the stage to have your photo taken by Flash Photography before returning to your seat. Remain for the duration of your ceremony.

After the Ceremony

Receive Your Diploma

Your diploma will be printed and mailed to your official address UNT has on record within six weeks of commencement, following receipt of final grades and after verification that you have met the final requirements for graduation. You may also order official transcripts reflecting your new degree.