For Graduates

After Commencement

Final Degrees/ Diplomas

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Applying for Graduation

  • Complete & Submit Application

The graduation application is available on SAIL for all students who are applying to graduate. Login to your SAIL account in order to apply for the graduation.


  • Graduation Fee & Deadlines

Applicants for graduation will pay a non-refundable / non-transferable $40 graduation fee. The fee will go to services related to graduation such as commencement and diplomas.

NOTE: Students have to pay a late fee of $55 if applied after the regular fee deadline.

Summer 2020

 Regular Fee Deadline  Late Fee Deadline

  June 19, 2020

  July 20, 2020*

* The above late fee deadline was adjusted to meet the virtual commencement graduate slide submission deadline.  

Eligibility & Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Catalog           Graduate Catalog


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 Graduate Recognition Receptions

 Spring 2020 Commencement Week Events

College Event Day of
the Week
Date Time Venue
College of Education & Human Development Induction Ceremony TBD TBD TBD PAC
Hooding Ceremony TBD TBD TBD UC Anchor Ballroom CD
College of Nursing & Health Science Sigma Theta Tau Induction TBD TBD TBD PAC
Recognition / Hooding Ceremony TBD TBD TBD PAC
College of Science & Engineering Hooding & Cording Ceremony TBD TBD TBD UC Anchor Ballroom AB
College of Liberal Arts Hooding Ceremony TBD TBD TBD UC Lonestar AB
College of Business Graduate Student Reception TBD TBD TBD OCNR 1st Floor
Islander Battalion Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony TBD TBD TBD UC Anchor Ballroom AB


 Islander Grad Fair

Bring on the pomp & circumstance. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Spring Commencement is almost here! The Islander Grad Fair is a two-day event where upcoming graduates can prepare for graduation all in one place. We want to make sure you have everything you need to make your big day memorable.


Given that the current social landscape is fluid and ever-changing, all services and products available at Online Grad Fair.

Graduation Ring

Tuition Rebate

Certain undergraduate students who attempt no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete their degrees may be entitled up to a $1,000 tuition rebate after graduation. Click here for more information. 

Graduation Attire and Adornments

Guidelines for appropriate attire and adornments at Commencement have been established by the Provost, Commencement Coordinator, and the University Registrar in order to preserve the importance of the occasion and to show respect for the University, its graduates, and their families. Formal academic regalia consisting of black academic gowns and mortarboards are the dress of the day. Students may choose what attire they wish to wear underneath their regalia, but clothing is mandatory, as are shoes. Bare feet will not be permitted in the arena, as this is not hygienic. Apart from decorated caps (which are permitted), non-permitted adornments are not acceptable. The following outlines the adornments and attire that are acceptable to be worn as part of the academic regalia at commencement.

Adornments to the traditional Academic Regalia may include but are not limited to cords, stoles, medallions, and pins.

  1. Graduation Cords:
    a. Only those who have achieved an academic honor or are members of an academic honors society are entitled to wear honor cords.

    b. Latin honor cords are worn by undergraduate students who have earned the designation of academic honors based on their institutional cumulative GPA at the start of the graduating semester. Students must also have completed at least forty-five undergraduate semester hours at this institution.

    Recognizing the considerable effort of the undergraduate students who earn Latin honors, the color of the cord will signify the level of honors:
    • Summa Cum Laude - silver
    • Magna Cum Laude - islander blue
    • Cum Laude - kelly green

    c. Veteran or military students may wear a red, white, and blue wrapped cord.

    d. Cords may not be used for any other designation unless by specific permission from the Office of the Provost through the Registrar within 30 days prior to the ceremony via written request.

  2. Stoles, pins, and medallions may be worn only to signify participation in an officially recognized Student Organization, Athletics, or a specific program recognized by the University (e.g., fraternities, sororities, chapters, and student clubs, and affiliated co-curricular clubs).

Walk In & Walk Out

  • Line up: Graduates will begin to assemble at the American Bank Convention Center one hour before the ceremony is set to begin. Your place in line will be assigned by the Student Marshal. This position must be maintained throughout the entire ceremony. You will be given a name card at this time, which you must retain for use during the commencement ceremony. The procession will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
  • Walk in: Your place in line will be assigned during assembly by the Student Marshal. This position must be maintained. The Student Marshal will lead the procession in a single file. Please maintain two spaces between the person in front of and behind you. Once at your seat, please remain standing. The first speaker will direct you to be seated.
  • Approach the stage: The Student Marshal will signal the first row to rise and approach the stage. Students will rise and approach the stairway to the stage one row at a time.
    • When you arrive on the stage, hand your name card (provided to you during assembly) to the announcer and whisper your name to that person to better ensure proper annunciation of your name when announced.
    • When your name is called, walk to the President. Receive your diploma tube in your LEFT hand and shake the President's hand with your RIGHT hand.
    • Continue across and shake hands with the Dean of your College.
    • Exit the stage, return to your seat as instructed, and be seated.
  • Walk out: Once the ceremony has ended, the class will rise upon the signal of the Student Marshal and will recess row by row in the same order they entered the arena. Graduates will be escorted from the arena to the outside of the venue, where they will then be welcome to meet with friends and family (we recommend you decide on a location to meet prior to the ceremony to ensure a quick reunion with friends and family).


Photos & Videos

Flash Photography will be photographing each graduate at the commencement ceremony. Complimentary proofs will be mailed to you within one week of the ceremony. If you have any questions, please contact Flash Photography via their website at


Seating Arrangement

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

For specific seating section numbers, click here.


Special Notices

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 not 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 the Guest info.




Final Degrees/Diplomas

Every graduate is issued one complimentary diploma upon meeting his or her degree requirements. All official Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Bachelor and Master degree diplomas are produced in-house on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus. These diplomas are printed on 10 by 13-inch high-quality #65 text Classic Crest Baronial diploma stock paper. Doctoral degree diplomas are printed through a separate process out of state.

Diplomas are not distributed at the commencement ceremony but are made available for pick up at the Office of the Registrar in the weeks following the ceremony. For information regarding duplicate copies, click here. 


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