Cockrell School of Engineering Graduation

Navigate the graduation pages to find basic need-to-know information on how to apply for graduation, important dates and deadlines, what to expect during the commencement ceremony and what services will be available to you once you graduate, among other things.

Important Commencement Security Information
The University of Texas at Austin has made changes to its Commencement security procedures. Because of heightened security concerns after recent national events, additional safety procedures will be in place for upcoming Commencement ceremonies across campus. Read more.


Graduation Information

Students graduating with a M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering this Fall are invited to attend the Cockrell School Commencement Ceremony.

Register here to attend the ceremony.

Deadline to have your name printed in the program is Nov. 5.

For more information, call 512-471-4321 or visit the UT Graduate School’s Graduation and Convocation page.

Apply to Graduate

UNDERGRADS: Find info on how to apply for graduation, or visit UT Direct and apply now.

Online Orientation

Students are encouraged to review the online orientation session before graduating. Learn more.

Graduation Checklist

Graduation Checklist

Everything you need to know is here in this printable PDF.


The Fall 2015 Commencement keynote speaker will be alumnus Russell Parker (B.S. PGE 2000), currently president of Chief Oil & Gas, the largest private producer of natural gas in the nation.