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May 2021 Virtual Commencement

Due to the continued uncertainties of COVID-19 and UT’s commitment to protecting the health and safety of the community, UT administration has made the decision to host the spring commencement ceremonies as a virtual experience on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 11 a.m. EST.

In addition to the virtual ceremony, students graduating in May or August 2021 are invited to participate in a week of special events that have been created specifically to celebrate graduates during the final week of classes. Events include receiving academic regalia, professional graduation photo opportunities, a graduate resource expo and much more. A full schedule of events will be available on the commencement website by April 1. 

Information regarding how to participate the virtual ceremonies will be sent to the graduates’ Spartan email account as well as posted on the commencement website. Students who apply after March 24, 2021, will not have their name listed in the virtual ceremony or the commencement program. 

Submit your application for May graduation by the March 24 deadline.

March 24 is the application deadline to be included in the commencement program and ceremony. 

To submit an application, follow these three steps:

  1. Select the Academics Icon in Workday;
  2. Navigate to the Graduation Tab to begin the application;
  3. Submit the two-part application by the deadline to be included in the December commencement program.

Have questions about completing the two-part application? Workday guides are available to assist you while completing the application. View the step-by-step video or select the guide below that best aligns with the task you are working on:

Having issues while viewing the application? Attempt the following steps prior to seeking assistance:

  1. Ensure you are using Google Chrome to access the application. 
  2. Clear your cache. Instructions for clearing your cache

Need additional assistance while applying?

The Office of Orientation and Family Engagement is now offering 1:1 Zoom help and tabling assistance on select days through March. Zoom meetings are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants waiting for assistance will remain in the virtual waiting room until assigned a helper. 

Date Time Link
Tuesday, Feb. 16 10 a.m.—12 p.m. ZOOM 
Wednesday, Feb. 24 2—4 p.m. ZOOM 
Friday, March 12 10 a.m.—12 p.m. ZOOM 
Monday, March 22 3—5 p.m. ZOOM 
Tuesday, March 23 5—8 p.m. ZOOM 
Wednesday, March 24 1—4 p.m. ZOOM 
Tabling Assistance
Date Time Location
Friday, Feb. 12 12—2 p.m. Vaughn Courtyard
Monday, Feb. 15 12—2 p.m. Vaughn Courtyard
Wednesday, Feb. 24 12—2 p.m. Vaughn Courtyard
Wednesday, March 3 12—2 p.m. Vaughn Courtyard
Tuesday, March 9 12—2 p.m. Vaughn Courtyard
Thursday, March 18 12—2 p.m. Vaughn Courtyard
Tuesday, March 23 8:30 a.m.—10 a.m. Agliano Park/Starbucks
Wednesday, March 24 12—2 p.m. Vaughn Courtyard

NOTE: Any questions pertaining to the application process on Workday can be addressed. Issues related to GPA, degree requirements and/or honors status must be addressed with the appropriate offices. 

Class of 2020, take UT’s annual First Destination survey!

Graduating with a bachelor’s degree? Take the survey here.

Graduating with a master’s degree? Take the survey here.

For additional information, visit First Destination Graduate Info and Survey.

December 2020 Virtual Commencement

December Commencement was Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.


Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at or (813) 257-1999.