The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth commencement ceremony, held each spring semester, is intended to recognize students who will complete all graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester and those that completed their requirements in the previous fall or summer semesters. In some cases, students ask to participate (“walk”) in commencement although they will not complete all graduation requirements in that semester.

Students are only eligible to participate in commencement if they will complete all degree requirements prior to the last day in their spring semester. Students with course(s), an internship or rotation to be completed in the upcoming summer or fall semester would not be eligible to participate in the previous spring commencement.

Students who would like to request to participate in a ceremony outside of their actual graduation semester should send an email to their College’s Dean and/or Associate dean for eligibility and approval.

The Difference Between Participating in Commencement and Graduating

For questions regarding these procedures, please email


2022 Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dickies Arena

2022 HSC Commencement Program

The Graduate Pre-Ceremony Slideshow will play from 12:00-1:00 pm on the Dickies Arena jumbotron the afternoon of the ceremony. Graduates that submitted a photo and/or personal message via Marching order will have a slide displayed.

The 2022 Commencement Ceremony will be livestreamed! Please share the following URL with your friends and family who are unable to attend!  2022 HSC Commencement Ceremony on Livestream

Dickies Arena Parking and Entry Information

Student and Guest parking is available at Dickies Arena in the Yellow/Purple Lots and the Chevrolet Parking Garage for $20.00. Additional parking is available in the Green Lots at Will Rogers for $10.00. Parking & Pricing Map

  • GRADUATES and FACULTY must arrive no later than 12:15 pm and will enter the pavilion near the NE staircase at East Street Level (the green gate across from Yellow Lot-B).  This entrance is NOT on a Guest Entrance Level . Student Entry Map
  • GUESTS can arrive starting at 12:00 pm and will enter the arena at the SOUTH, WEST OR EAST ENTRANCES. Tickets are not required for this event. Accessible seating is available throughout the arena on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guest Entry Map

Handicap Parking is available in all of the parking locations and on all floors of the Chevrolet Parking Garage.

Students and guests who are using ride share services should be dropped off at the west entrance of the arena, in the drop off lane at Dickies. Guests can be picked up for ride share on Harley Avenue, which is located on the North end of the building. Guests should exit the building from the North and proceed to Harley Avenue using either the stairs or ramp to the street level.


Dickies Arena ADA/Accessibility Information

Dickies Arena has ADA decks on the plaza and gallery levels. Guest services staff will help guests who need wheelchair assistance. Dickies Arena ADA decks are usually one-wheel chair and one-companion per deck which may split up the party, but there are numerous ADA areas spread around the arena.

Dickies arena also has six wheelchairs that can be used on rotation so guests can be helped from the door to their seats, but wheelchairs cannot be kept throughout the ceremony. Guests can bring their own wheelchairs as well and sit at any of the ADA platform decks.

Guests who are seeking ADA parking are encouraged to park in Dickies Arena Yellow Lots on Trail Drive. Guests have access to an elevator, located to the left of the southeast circle stairs that will bring guests to the Simmons Bank Plaza.

For more information on ADA/Accessibility information at Dickies Arena, please visit

Guest Services Map- Plaza Concourse


Dickies Arena Policy Information

Visit for information on event policies at Dickies Arena.

  • All guests are required to go through a security and bag check prior to entering the arena.
  • Bag Policy: Bags are not to exceed 12″x6″x12″.  A clear tote, small purse, small fashion backpack, small clutch, plastic storage bags and drawstring bags are acceptable. Dickies Arena Bag Policy
  • Balloons, confetti, and noisemakers are prohibited in Dickies Arena. Flowers are allowed inside the arena and will be available for purchase inside the arena.

Commencement Downloads

2022 Commencement Ceremony FAQ

2022 Commencement Ceremony Save-the-Date

ADA Accommodations

If you need disability accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact Brandie Wiley, Director of the Office of Disability Access at Please submit requests by May 11th to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Commencement Contact

Ashlee Jimenez, MS, CCLS
Assistant Director, Center for Student Life