UNT fall commencement ceremonies to be held Dec. 16, 17

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What: Fall commencement ceremonies at the University of North Texas

When: Doctoral and master's commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 (Friday);

Baccalaureate commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 (Friday) and 9 a.m., 1p.m., and 5 p.m. Dec. 17 (Saturday)

Where: All commencement ceremonies will be held in the UNT Coliseum, located on the southeast corner of Highland Street and North Texas Boulevard.

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- More than 3,000 students will receive their academic degrees from the University of North Texas in fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 16 and 17 (Friday and Saturday) on the UNT campus. This fall, 2,362 undergraduates applied for December graduation, in addition to 589 master's students and 66 doctoral students. The weekend begins with a ceremony dedicated to doctoral and master's degree recipients at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 (Friday) in the UNT Coliseum, located on the southeast corner of Highland Street and North Texas Boulevard. During the ceremony, each doctoral and master of fine arts candidate will receive a medallion, embossed with the university seal. Master of fine arts candidates will wear tams and brown cords to distinguish them as recipients of a terminal degree. Undergraduates will wear a green yoke with the UNT seal embroidered on the front over their robes. The addition to the regalia, which was used for the first time in the fall 2010 commencement ceremonies, was a vision of UNT President V. Lane Rawlins.

Baccalaureate commencement ceremonies for UNT's 10 colleges and schools will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 (Friday) and 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. Dec. 17 (Saturday) in the UNT Coliseum.


Baccalaureate commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 (Friday)

  • College of Arts and Sciences


Baccalaureate commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec. 17 (Saturday)

  • College of Music
  • College of Visual Arts and Design
  • Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
  • College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
  • College of Information


Baccalaureate commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Dec. 17 (Saturday)

  • College of Business
  • College of Education


Baccalaureate commencement ceremony at 5 p.m. Dec. 17 (Saturday)

  • College of Public Affairs and Community Service
  • College of Engineering


A reception for undergraduate, master's and doctoral students graduating on Friday and their guests will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 16 (Friday) in the ballroom of UNT's Gateway Center, which is located on North Texas Boulevard between Eagle Drive and Highland Street and adjacent to the coliseum. The reception for undergraduate candidates graduating on Saturday and their guests will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17 (Saturday) in the Gateway Center Ballroom.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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