Participation Guidelines

UNT Health Science Center’s 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 complete the Commencement Participation Appeal form and contact 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 .

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UNTHSC Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 16th 2020 

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Dickies Arena

Dickies Arena Parking & Entrance Map

Dickies Arena Guest Services Map

2020 Commencement Ceremony FAQ


We are excited to announce that graduates are able to order regalia, announcements, class rings, and diploma frames in a one-stop shop. Proceeds from announcements, rings, and diploma frames benefit Student Scholarships at UNT Health Science Center! To order the any of the above items, please visit the Herff Jones website by clicking HERE. The deadline to order is April 13th, 2020. 

All graduates will receive keeper gowns! After the ceremony, graduates are free to leave with their families and enjoy the afternoon without the hassle of returning their gowns. Be sure to tag UNTHSC when you share those special photos on social media! #UNTHSCgrad

ADA Accommodations

If you need disability accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact Brandie Wiley, Assistant Director for the Center for Academic Performance at 817-735-2134. Please submit requests by April 24th to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Commencement Contact

Ashlee Jimenez, MS, CCLS
Assistant Director, Office of Student Development


This page was last modified on March 11, 2020