Campus Prepares for Spring Commencement
Graduation Ceremonies, Celebrations for 3,480 Students to Begin May 10
Haan Mo Johng MS'16 (left) snaps a shot with Temoc during Memories on the Mall last spring. His friend Narla Saibaba MS’15 joined in the selfie.
The newest graduates from The University of Texas at Dallas will celebrate their accomplishments during eight commencement ceremonies May 10-12 in the Activity Center.
Candidates for graduation this spring include 2,029 undergraduates, 1,755 master’s students and 95 doctoral recipients. Approximately 3,480 students are expected to participate in the ceremonies.
After this spring's commencement, the University will have conferred more than 113,000 degrees in its 48-year history.
The largest of UT Dallas’ eight schools, the Naveen Jindal School of Management, has the most candidates eligible to participate in spring commencement — 1,503 — spread across three ceremonies. The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science has 929 candidates for its two ceremonies.
Next are the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences with 489; and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with 402. The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication has 179; the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences with 169; the School of Interdisciplinary Studies with 129; and the School of Arts and Humanities with 67.
In keeping with UT Dallas tradition, students have been chosen as commencement speakers. In addition, UT Dallas President Richard C. Benson, who will be attending his son's graduation out of town, will make a video address to the University's graduates, their families, friends and supporters. Interim Provost Inga Musselman will serve as the University’s host in his stead.
After each ceremony, graduates and guests will recess to the mall for Memories on the Mall. The event celebrates the University’s newest alumni with light refreshments, photo opportunities and a special gift for graduates.
Those unable to attend the ceremonies can watch a live video stream of the proceedings online.
Spring 2017 Commencement Speakers
||Dominic Joseph, MS, computer science, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science||
||Wenet Wu, MBA and MS, supply chain management, Naveen Jindal School of Management|
||Elaine Torres, BA, emerging media and communication; School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication||
||Emily Luth, BS, biomedical engineering, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science|
||Khadeeja Miandara, BA, literary studies, School of Arts and Humanities||
||Priya Mathew, BS, neuroscience, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
||Christian Filsouf, BS, business administration, Naveen Jindal School of Management||
||Dilpreet Singh, MS, information technology and management, Naveen Jindal School of Management|
All events will be held in the Activity Center Main Gym.
Wednesday, May 10
10 a.m. Undergraduate Honors Convocation
1 p.m. Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
4:30 p.m. School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Thursday, May 11
9 a.m. School of Arts and Humanities and School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
11:30 a.m. School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication; and School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences; and School of Interdisciplinary
2 p.m. Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science — Undergraduate
4:30 p.m. Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science — Graduate
Friday, May 12
9 a.m. Naveen Jindal School of Management — Undergraduate
11:30 a.m. Naveen Jindal School of Management — Graduate 1
2 p.m. Naveen Jindal School of Management — Graduate 2Parking
Guests are advised to arrive early. Parking (see map) will be available in designated lots and shuttles will be running. Accessible parking will be available in Lot J, which is closest to the Activity Center.
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