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 graduation.


  • Graduation Fee & Deadlines

Applicants for graduation will pay a non-refundable / non-transferable $40 graduation fee. The graduation application fees were approved in 2013 for costs related to diplomas and production, not the ceremony itself.

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

Spring 2021

 Regular Fee Deadline  Late Fee Deadline

  February 26, 2021

  April 15, 2021


Eligibility & Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Catalog           Graduate Catalog


 Graduate Recognition Receptions

 Fall 2020 Commencement Week Events

College Event Day of
the Week
Date Time Venue
College of Education & Human Development Hooding Ceremony Friday December 11, 2020 TBD Slideshow on COEHD website
College of Nursing & Health Science Sigma Theta Tau Induction Thursday December 10, 2020 6 PM - 8 PM Virtual
Recognition / Hooding Ceremony Friday December 11, 2020 12 PM - 4 PM PAC
College of Science & Engineering Hooding & Cording Ceremony Tuesday December 15, 2020 TBD Virtual
College of Liberal Arts Hooding Ceremony Friday December 11, 2020 TBD Slideshow on CLA website
Islander Battalion Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Friday December 11, 2020 10 AM Virtual


 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.


Day 1

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • University Center Anchor Ballrooms

Day 2

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • University Center Anchor Ballrooms

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


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).


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


Special Notices

All guests 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 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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