TAMS Graduation 2017

When is it?

Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 P.M., Reception to Follow.

Is graduation on a Thursday at 8:00 p.m.?

That is correct.

Where will it be held?

The venue is the UNT Coliseum “Super Pit.”

The Coliseum is across the street from the previously announced location, and shares the same parking lot.

Is there a rehearsal?

This is TBD.

Where does the graduating senior enter the Coliseum?

All graduates will enter the West Tunnel of the Coliseum. The West Tunnel is located on the west side of the building, facing the Fouts Field parking lot. Only graduates will be allowed to enter here. Family and friends will enter on the concourse level.

When does the graduating senior arrive?

Students should arrive at 7:00 p.m. and will enter the West Tunnel of the Coliseum. Do not bring anything with you other than your regalia (this includes purses and cell phones: you will have nowhere to store these items).

Caps & Gowns

The Class of 2017 will begin a new tradition of wearing UNT Green regalia, and regalia will be purchased individually by students through the Barnes & Noble UNT bookstore beginning March 20th. More information is available on this flier.
Caps and gowns are not available for online purchase and must be purchased onsite at the Barnes & Noble UNT.
Students will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony without a cap and a gown.

Graduation Announcements

Announcements can be ordered at the “Grad Finale Event” taking place at Barnes & Noble UNT on March 20 – 23, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Additionally, announcements can be purchased through Jostens’ website for TAMS.

Alternatively, many people choose to design their own announcements through other vendors. The choice is yours!

Class Rings

TAMS Class Rings can be ordered at the “Grad Finale Event” taking place at Barnes & Noble UNT on March 20 – 23, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., with the ability to save up to $150.
TAMS Rings can also be purchased through Jostens’ website for TAMS, but the $150 savings may not apply.

Where do I park?

Parking is available in the parking lot shared with Fouts Field Stadium, across from the Coliseum. This lot can be accessed from North Texas Blvd., the I-35E northbound access road, or Bonnie Brae St.

Traffic to Denton from the DFW area can be congested. Please plan your trip accordingly.

Is there handicapped accessible parking?

The handicapped accessible parking is in Lot #27 on the east side of the Coliseum, at the corner of Avenue D and Highland Street. In addition to accessible parking, there is also a drop off area on the Avenue D side of the Coliseum. This is the street-level entrance without stairs.

When can my family arrive?

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

How many family members may attend?

Seating is virtually unlimited. You may bring as many relatives and friends as you wish.

Is there a reception?

A cake & punch reception will take place at the UNT Gateway Ballroom directly following the graduation. The Gateway Center is located next to the Coliseum.

How long does the ceremony last?

Historically, the ceremony has lasted around 2 hours.

We are working to make the ceremony as meaningful as possible in the shortest amount of time, but it will be a late evening.

Are there graduation speakers?

There will be a student speaker, as well as a TAMS alumni keynote speaker.


FLASH Photography is the official photographer for our commencement ceremony. Every graduate will be photographed as they receive their diploma and will be mailed a proof after the ceremony. For more information, contact FLASH Photography at 214-443-9393 or go to Flash Photography.

Parents are welcome to photograph their child as they cross the stage, but no one will be allowed on the arena floor. There will not be an official videographer for a video tape of the ceremony.

Coliseum Policies

Below is a list of items that cannot be brought into the Coliseum:

  • Alcohol
  • Laser pointers
  • Air horns
  • Balloons (if they cannot be held under your seat)

*Visitors and guests are not permitted to enter the arena floor.


TAMS has no knowledge of, nor sponsors, any post-graduation parties. If you have questions or concerns about such an event, please call the Student Life Office at 940-565-3603.


Many details are still being planned, and may not yet be available.

If you have any questions regarding graduation, please email Meaghan Hildinger.