To all Texas A&M University – Kingsville graduating students the Fall 2016 commencement exercise will be held in the Steinke Physical Education Center (SPEC), located at 910 W Avenue B, on Friday December 9, 2016. There will be three ceremonies held that day at 10 am. , 1 pm. and 4 pm.
The 10:00 am commencement ceremonies will consist of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences, Business Administration along with Education and Human Performance.
At 1:00 p.m. commencement ceremonies for Arts and Sciences and at 4 p.m. the Engineering commencement ceremonies.
The keynote speaker for the 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ceremonies will be State Rep. Todd A. Hunter from District 32. Dr. Stephan Nix, professor of environmental engineering and former dean of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering, will speak at the 4 p.m. ceremony. Maria L. Robinson, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer for The Texas A&M University System, will bring greetings from The Texas A&M System.
Students need to be at the SPEC one hour before their ceremony. There will be NO university-wide rehearsal for the ceremony yet you may check with your college to see if a rehearsal is planned.
Cap and Gowns may be purchased at the Bookstore during regular store hours. If you need to purchase or rent a doctoral gown, contact the Bookstore as soon as possible. Please make sure to wear dark colored shoes, socks, and/or nylons and that your gown is pressed prior to the graduation ceremony.
All grades for candidates for graduation must be in the Office of the Registrar by 12:00 noon, on Monday, December 12th. Candidates taking courses from other universities must arrange to meet this deadline. The deans will attempt to notify candidates who fail to complete their degree requirements. Please be available by telephone on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.
Master’s candidates must arrange with their Research Advisor and/or Graduate Coordinator to complete their comprehensive examinations in time for a report to be submitted to the Graduate Office no later than December 7, 2016.
All library fees or other fines due to the University must be paid before December 9.
If it is not possible for you to attend the ceremony, your degree can be awarded in absentia provided you notify the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in writing by December 5 and give sufficient reason for non-attendance.
Once grades are submitted, graduation verified diplomas will be mailed out within six to eight weeks after commencement
All this and more information can be found on the university’s homepage, under events and calendar under the document titled Candidate’s Letter.