TCU will bestow degrees on about 1,659 students at its spring Commencement in a formal ceremony held in Amon G. Carter Stadium on May 10. Students will receive their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. This is the first year in many years that the ceremony will be held outdoors, and the first time in the new Amon G. Carter Stadium. Gates will open at 8 a.m., and the ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.
In the event of inclement weather, TCU will follow procedures as outlined by NCAA rules and the National Weather Service. Safety of our graduates and guests is of utmost importance. TCU is carefully planning how to manage a weather event should one occur, and has identified places for shelter and instructions on how to get to those places. If it becomes necessary, the University will evacuate the stadium and adjust the ceremony accordingly to make sure students who have invested their time and efforts in their degree(s) can celebrate their accomplishments. TCU will do its best to celebrate those efforts.
Of the total number of degree candidates, 1,399 will receive bachelor’s degrees (17 will receive double degrees, one triple degree), 226 will receive master’s degrees and 34 are Ph.D. candidates. Of those graduating, 525 students will receive Latin Honors, including five with a 4.0 GPA. Brite Divinity School will graduate 25 students during the ceremony. There are 1,159 graduates from within Texas, and 441 students from 42 other states. International students number 80, hailing for 29 different countries. Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. will deliver the Commencement address. Graduating senior Camille Spooner will lead the singing of a hymn and the TCU Alma Mater. The TCU Commencement Band, under the direction of Bobby R. Francis, Brian Youngblood and Jeremy Strickland, will play. Alumni from the class of 1964 will be in attendance, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation. In addition to Chancellor Boschini and Provost Nowell Donovan, the platform party will include Rev. Angela Kaufman, minister to the University, as well as vice chancellors, deans and Cabinet members. TCU Board of Trustee members Clarence Scharbauer, Joan Rogers, Jack Larson and Michael Wright will attend. Miguel Harth-Bedoya, director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, will receive a Doctor of Music, Honor Causa.
For detailed information on parking, seating options, maps and more, visit www.commencement.tcu.edu, where the event will be live-streamed. Search for #tcugrad on www.tagboard.com to see graduation photos and stories.