Graduation and Commencement

Graduation Cap

Steps to your graduation

Commencement ceremonies

December 2020 

The university is currently evaluating options for December 2020 commencement. Updates will be provided later this fall. 


After commencement

Degrees are not awarded based on participation at commencement. Degrees are based on final grades. Grades are posted within a week of the end of the term. Degrees are posted to the official transcript approximately 3-4 weeks following graduation.

  • Students should consult with their advisors to ensure all grades of Incomplete (I) have been updated to a standard grade.
  • All transfer work or credits-by-exam required for degree completion must be completed by the end of the graduating term.
  • Transcripts or exam scores for these credits must be received by TWU within four weeks of the end of the term for which a student has applied to graduate. (Transfer work not received by this deadline, or failure to apply to have the graduation application forwarded to a future term by the rollover deadline, will require the student to reapply to graduate the following term. *Note: The graduation application fee will be assessed.)

Your diploma will be mailed to the address you provided on your application for graduation approximately 4-6 weeks after the conferral date.  Diplomas will not be issued until all financial and administrative obligations to the University have been cleared.

  • Undergraduate and Graduate diplomas will be posted and mailed by the Registrar's Office. If your mailing address changes after you submit your application for graduation, undergraduates please submit your new address to the Registrar's Office via email, The email must come from your TWU email. Graduate students, please contact Karen Bartel at 940-898-3489 or email from your TWU email to have your address updated.

Congratulations on your achievement!

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