Pinning 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.

We hope you can join us in a virtual pinning ceremony an have your own celebration at home. Please share video and photos with us @tcu_coe using #TCUGrad2021.

Post a Message of Congratulations for 2021 Graduates!

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.

Each year, all students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education are invited to participate in a pinning ceremony, which takes the same week as graduation. The ceremony marks the occasion when students are welcomed into the teaching profession; it is a symbolic ceremony denoting a milestone in the educator’s life. TCU Commencement information


To graduate, all students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all specific requirements for your degree;
  • Complete at least 124 semester hours;
  • Complete at least 42 semester hours of advanced level course work (3000+) at TCU;
  • Complete at least 58 semester hours of course work at TCU;
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.75 and have met all preparation program requirements for teacher certification if applicable.

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive by mail an updated copy of your Academic Audit which should reflect any remaining degree requirements necessary for graduation. Your audit should be reviewed with your academic advisor to identify any problems and/or discuss how remaining degree requirements will be satisfied. The final evaluation for graduation will be conducted the semester you applied to graduate at which time you will be presented to the registrar’s office as a degree candidate.

Students must file the intent to graduate the semester before graduation with the College of Education Academic Advisor. Fill out the form below.

Intent to Graduate - Undergraduate
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