TAMS Graduation 2021

When is it?
Monday, May 3, 2021
10:00 A.M.
Map of campus

Where will it be held?
The venue is Apogee Stadium.

Where is Parking?

Free parking will be available in the Victory Hall lot.

Is there a limit to the number of guests per student that can attend the event?
There is a limit of four guests per student that can attend the event. UNT is not allowing any exceptions and there are no additional tickets upon request. Tickets are required for all guests, including children under 3, and are not transferrable (meaning unused tickets may not be shared). 

Tickets will be emailed to graduates with instructions for presenting them at Apogee Stadium.  Tickets are provided by UNT's ticketing service.  Do not contact TAMS for instructions regarding tickets.

Ticketing will be strictly enforced and seating will be preassigned to maintain social distancing.

Will the ceremony be live streamed?

A livestream link will be added to this page to connect you with the TAMS and Honors College YouTube channel the week of the event for those unable to attend.

Will face masks be required?
Yes.  UNT requires the use of face coverings in public settings, even at outdoor venues like Apogee Stadium.

Is social distancing required for photos?
Yes.  Students must remain 6 feet apart at all times.  No exceptions will be made for photographs on the field.

Where does the graduating senior enter Apogee Stadium?
Graduates will enter at the East Prominade gate.  Your guests will enter at Gate 04.

When does the graduating senior arrive?
Graduates should arrive at 9:00 A.M. Do not bring anything with you other than your regalia (this includes purses and cell phones: you will have nowhere to store these items).

When should families arrive?  Where should they enter?

Apogee will open at 9:00 A.M.Your familiy may enter the stadium at 9:00 A.M. through Gate 04.

Caps & Gowns
Students will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony without a cap and a gown. TAMS caps and gowns must be the UNT green color.

TAMS Graduates will wear a green gown, green mortarboard (cap), and tassel differentiated by college. The package is $41.99 plus tax and can be purchased in the Barnes & Noble campus store beginning Monday, March 22 through Saturday, May 8 or orders can also be placed online and shipped to you. Please note, all regalia purchases are final and cannot be returned to the store or vendor for refunds. If attending the in-person ceremony in the Spring, shipping orders will need to be placed by March 29.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements are available for purchase on the Jostens website HERE.

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

What elements will the ceremony include?

ALL commencement/graduation ceremonies, regardless of size, held in Apogee must mirror the larger UNT ceremonies as ordered by UNT leadership.

  • Ceremonial conferal of Texas high school diploma by Dean Glênisson de Oliveira
  • Remarks from the UNT TAMS Deans
  • Turning of graduates' tassels
  • Individual name slides will be used to announce graduates.  Verbal recognition of graduates and crossing the stage are not components of this ceremony.  (Deadline for submitting slide name info is April 15.  No exceptions.  Photo and two academic achievements are due.)

What is the weather plan?

In light rain, the ceremony will take place as scheduled.  If severe weather is predicted or imminent at the time of any of the in-person ceremony, UNT leadership will consider the viability of delaying the ceremony start time or cancelling the ceremony.  The decision will be announced the week of the event, up to two hours prior to the ceremony.  Last-minute updates will be posted to this website and via email to graduates.