Family & Friends



Event Details

On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, we cordially invite you to join the Spring Commencement Ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 11th at the American Bank Center Arena – Corpus Christi. 

10:00 AM
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science & Engineering
  • University College

        Note: Doors open at 9:00 AM

2:00 PM

  • College of Business
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • College of Nursing & Health Sciences

        Note: Doors open at 1:00 PM


Local Accommodations


Additional Events: Individual colleges at TAMU-CC will be recognizing the accomplishments of their graduating students. The Graduation Recognition ceremony is also a chance for graduates to recognize the family, friends, and educators whose support helped make their graduation possible.

Graduate Recognition Receptions

Spring 2019 Commencement Week Events






College of Education & Human Development

Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

6:30 PM


Hooding Ceremony

Friday, May 10, 2019

6:30 PM

UC, Anchor Ballroom 

Commissioning Ceremony

Friday, May 10, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

UC, Anchor Ballroom A&B

College of Liberal Arts

Hooding Ceremony

Friday, May 10, 2019

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

UC, Lone Star Ballroom 


College of Nursing & Health Sciences


Recognition / Hooding Ceremony

Friday, May 10, 2019

1:30 PM


Sigma Theta Tau Induction

Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:00 PM


College of Science & Engineering 

Hooding & Cording Ceremony

Friday, May 10, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM IH 160


Gifts & Commemoratives


ABC Suite Rental

The American Bank Center rents luxury suites during the commencement ceremonies. Suites can accommodate up to 16 or 23 guests. For more information or to reserve a suite please contact Russell Wagner by phone at 361-825-2352 or by email at


During the ceremony

  • As there is no prior reserved seating available, we recommend that all guests arrive early at the venue to avoid any potential parking and/or arena seating issues.
  • Limited floor level seating is available for guests with limited mobility and special needs.
  • All attendees are requested to maintain proper etiquette in the arena during the ceremony. All guests are advised to remain in their respective seats until the conclusion of the ceremony.
  • Guests are not allowed on the arena floor & on/near the stage. Please be courteous of other guests.
  • All Guests entering the arena are subject to a search of their person and their property. No purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch bag, outside food or drink, alcohol, drugs, weapons, pets (exception: service animals), distracting and noise making objects, balloons and any other large celebratory items are allowed into the arena as these may infringe upon the integrity of the ceremony and the safety of graduates and guests. Smoking is strictly prohibited. For detailed information on prohibited materials and bag policy, please visit Guest info.
  • Guests with special needs have to make their own arrangements. For information about disability accommodations for guests, please contact Commencement Event Coordinator by phone at 361.825.2138 or by email at


Seating & Floor plans

Click Here! For the American Bank Center Arena Floor Plan.

For specific seating section numbers, click here.





Photography & Video

Guests are allowed to take photos of their graduates at the event. Flash Photography will be photographing each graduate at the commencement ceremony. Please make sure that no inconvenience is caused to other guests and personnel helping in making the event successful.

Note: Guests are not allowed on the arena floor & on/near the stage.