Graduation and Commencement

The Cockrell School is currently finalizing plans for undergraduates' Spring 2021 Graduate Recognition Moment. The event will happen the weekend of May 20-22, 2021. Please check this site periodically for updates.

Graduate Recognition Moments

The Cockrell School's in-person Graduate Recognition Moments consist of a guided path where undergraduates will enter the event space with their guests, cross the ceremony stage as their name is said aloud, take a professional graduation photo and exit the venue. All Graduation Recognition Moments will be streamed live to allow the moment to be shared with extended family and friends. You will receive a link via email and that link will become live on May 21, 2021. Please check this site periodically for updates.

University-Wide Celebration

The university-wide Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be held on campus on May 22 at 8 PM in Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR). Based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines, each graduate will receive a limited number of seats for your guest or guests. Tickets will be required for graduates and guests.

Additional Information

For questions or additional information, please contact a Graduation and Certification Advisor in the Engineering Student Services Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current undergraduate students: For intent to graduate information and forms, visit ENGR Direct Students.

Current graduate students: For information on applying to graduate, visit the UT Graduate School's Deadlines and Submission Instructions page. Graduating M.S. and Ph.D. students are encouraged to participate in the UT Graduate School's celebration and Graduate Recognition Moments. More information can be found at gradschool.utexas.edu/2021-convocation.


Spring 2020 Celebration

To celebrate students graduating in Spring 2020 with their bachelor of science degrees, the Cockrell School hosted a Virtual Commencement Celebration for Undergraduate Students on Saturday, May 23. The celebration was not a livestreamed event but recognized the graduates who submitted their names and included a series of video speeches and congratulatory messages from the Cockrell School community.

Virtual Commencement Celebration
The celebration page will be available until May 2021: Cockrell School Virtual Celebration

In addition, UT faculty, staff, alumni and students honored the Class of 2020 for a live broadcast of the University-Wide Virtual Commencement Ceremony, featuring UT alumnus Brené Brown as the speaker. Visit commencement.utexas.edu for more information.