Graduation Information

Academic Hooding Ceremony

Update – July 6, 2020: TCU’s Commencement Ceremonies have been cancelled due to an abundance of caution for coronavirus concerns. Please check TCU’s Commencement website and coronavirus updates website for more information.

At graduation, students receiving the master’s or doctorate degree wear an academic hood with their cap and gown. In addition to joining the TCU community in celebrating your achievement in the graduation ceremony, the College of Education has a special ceremony for you, your family, and friends called Academic Hooding. At this ceremony you will receive your academic hood by the director of your program. Academic Hooding ceremonies are held at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer graduates participate in the ceremony set for December each year. Announcements about Academic Hooding are emailed to your TCU account and sent in the mail. TCU Commencement Information

Virtual Hooding for Spring & Summer 2020 Graduates:

Post a message of congratulations for 2020 graduates!

Although we will not be able to hood you in person, we are planning a one-of-a-kind DIY Virtual Hooding Ceremony for you. You will have the chance to select someone who has made a difference in your life to hood you at home, and then share a photo or video with us on Box. Lori Kimball emailed the box link in June, please contact us with any questions or concerns.

TCU’s signature purple graduation gowns and all the regalia will be available for photo opportunities and family celebrations. You may reserve caps, gowns and regalia to be shipped to you using the following link: The cost of the rental regalia and shipping will be billed to TCU.

Also, you will receive your diploma with deluxe cover along with a tassel and copy of the commencement program mailed to your permanent address.

Essential Paperwork

University deadlines are available on the Registrar’s web page. Graduation announcements are e-mailed to you on your TCU account.

You must complete an Intent to Graduate form at the beginning of the semester in which you intend to graduate. All transfer of credits must have been accepted in your first 12 hours of enrollment. Without the appropriate documents completed by the deadline, you may not graduate.

Graduate Forms