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All students applying for graduation must complete the online graduation application through Web for Students.  Please review the important deadlines below and additional information related to the commencement ceremonies.




All correspondence regarding graduation will be sent to your Ace email account.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Application Deadlines
Graduation Semester Application Availability Deadline      Ceremony Date        
May 2017  Nov 7, 2016-Feb 1, 2017     Feb 1, 2017 May 13, 2017
August 2017 Apr 10, 2017- June 13, 2017 June 13, 2017 Dec 15, 2017
December 2017 June 26, 2017-Sept 13, 2017 Sept 13, 2017 Dec 15, 2017
May 2018 Nov 13, 2017- Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2018 May 12, 2018


The December 2017 commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Perot Theatre, downtown Texarkana, TXGraduates should arrive one hour before the ceremony for check-inFor directions to the Perot Theatre, please click here (you will need to enter your address to calculate directions)

There will not be an August ceremony, however students graduating in August 2017 may participate in the December 2017 ceremony.  Tickets will be required.  Students will be informed at a later date when the number of tickets have been determined. 

  • Graduating students should arrive and check in one hour prior to the ceremony
  • Commencement Ceremony information will be emailed out on or before December 1, 2017.
  • Check your ACE email & personal email for ceremony information updates.
  • Directions to the Perot Theatre can be found here.
  • Cap and gown is required for ceremony participation.  They can be purchased through the Eagle Central bookstore.  Call 903-334-6620 for store hours.


Per Perot Theater policy, guests will not be allowed to save seats. Your guests must arrive at and enter the theater together if they are to sit together. Perot Theater staff members will not allow any guests to save seats if parties are incomplete.  If a disabled or elderly person will require accommodations, plan to arrive early to avoid the crowds in the parking lot and facility lobby. 


There is no reserved parking for graduates and their guests. Handicapped parking is available on a first come/first served basis.


Live streaming video of commencement will be available December 15, 2017. 


To insure a smooth and successful commencement program, a mandatory rehearsal will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 15th, at the Perot Theatre located at 221 Main Street in Texarkana. Please be on time! Students will check in with the Registrar’s Office staff in the foyer of the theater and receive an index card with their name for rehearsal purposes. There will be no smoking, food or drink allowed in the theatre either during rehearsal or the ceremony. This is theatre policy. Cap and gowns are not required for rehearsal.

Please note that there are steps leading to the stage where graduates will receive their diplomas. You may want to wear comfortable shoes for walking and climbing the steps. Please notify us in advance if you will need assistance with the steps or crossing the stage.


December 2017 ceremony:

Grad Images will be taking photographs for the December 2017 ceremony.  Participating graduates are urged to pre-register before the ceremony in order to make viewing and ordering the images easier.  Please visit the Grad Images website to pre-register.

Follow the instructions below to view your December 2017 graduation photos.

  • Go to Grad Images website at http://www.gradimages.com/preregistration
  • Enter graduates last name
  • Enter Texas A&M University-Texarkana for the school
  • Enter graduating year
  • Click "Find My Photos"
  • If the graduate has a customer number, enter the graduates last name, customer name and click "Find My Photos".

May 2017 ceremony:

The photographer will send out an email to all graduates with a PIN number.  If you do not have your PIN number from Ultimate Exposures, you can view your photograph proofs from Ultimate Exposures for May 2017 Commencement by following these instructions. 

  • Visit the photographer's website at: http://www.ultimateexposures.com/
  • Select 'Order Photos' at the top of the page
  • Select the Event Date of 05/13/17
  • Select the event of 2017 Texas A&M Texarkana Spring (or May) Grad
  • Then enter your last name & click your name
  • View your proofs!


For questions regarding Graduation, please contact the Registrar's office, Kristie Avery or Karen Dukes:

Kristie Avery
Graduation Specialist
(903) 334-6751
Karen Dukes
Assistant Registrar
(903) 223-3074
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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