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.

 Fall (2019)  Regular Fee Deadline  Late Fee Deadline

 Summer 2019

  September 30, 2019

  November 14, 2019


Commencement Schedule

 On the day of Commencement, Colleges will be presented as follows:

10:00 AM
  • College of Business
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Note: Doors open at 9:00 AM

2:00 PM
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science & Engineering
  • University College

Eligibility & Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Catalog           Graduate Catalog


American Bank Center Bag PolicyAmerican Bank Center Bag Policy

 Graduate Recognition Receptions

 Fall 2019 Commencement Week Events






College of Education & Human Development

Hooding Ceremony

December 13, 2019

6:30 PM

Anchor Ballroom

Induction Ceremony

December 11, 2019

6:30 PM


College of Nursing & Health Sciences Sigma Theta Tau Induction December 12, 2019 7:00 PM PAC
Recognition / Hooding Ceremony

December 13, 2019

1:30 PM


College of Liberal Arts

Hooding Ceremony

December 13, 2019

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Lonestar 142AB

College of Science and Engineering

Hooding & Cording Ceremony

December 13, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Anchor Ballroom

Graduating Undergraduate Picnic

December 06, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Island Hall Plaza

Islander Battalion Army ROTC

Commissioning Ceremony May 10, 2019 10:00 AM Anchor Ballroom


 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 one. 

 When: Wednesday, October 16th (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
            Thursday, October 17th   (10:00 AM to 3:00 PM)   

  • The following items and services will be available;

  • The Islander Lei
  • The Islander Ring
  • Islander Alumni t-shirts
  • Commencement Announcements
  • Cap & Gown
  • Diploma frames
  • Commencement DVD's & Thank You Videos
  • Get information about Graduate Programs at TAMU-CC
  • Clear any holds with the Registrar’s Office

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. 


Grad Regalia

The cap and gown set are available for purchase at Islander Grad Fair. For additional information regarding cords, medallions, stoles, caps, and gowns, click here.


Attire & Etiquette

While there is no particular dress code, Men and women should wear appropriate dress attire under their regalia. In addition, the graduating students must wear the official University black cap and gown in order to participate in the Commencement ceremony.


Based on Organizations

Students at A&M-Corpus Christi have the privilege of being asked to join honor societies. Membership is based on grade point average and special criteria for each organization such as major, community service, and service to a profession. Students belonging to these honor societies wear cords and medallions that represent their high achievements, colors, and symbols of the organization. Students who meet the requirements of graduating from the A&M-Corpus Christi Honors Program wear a special medallion to designate that achievement.



 Cord Color

 Alpha Epsilon Delta

 Purple & Red

 Chi Sigma Iota

 Royal Blue & White

 COMM Club

 Navy & Gold

 Geology Club

 Dark Green

 Lambda Pi Eta

 Red & White

 Sigma Alpha Iota

 Red & White

 Sigma Tau Delta

 Red & Black

 Special Education Association

 Peacock Blue

 Student Nurses Association

 Blue & White

 Student Veterans Organization

 Red, White & Blue


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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 through 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 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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