Fall 2014 Graduation Ceremony Information

Important Dates

November 17th: Deadline to order cap, gown, and (optional) country stole from Herff Jones. Questions may be directed to Herff Jones Representative, Mr. Gregg McDonald, at hjcollegetx@sbcglobal.net.  Please be aware that you MUST order a cap and gown if you intend to walk in the graduation ceremony.  Please see this diagram for additional information.

November 20th:  Graduation clearance deadline. All graduation requirements must be completed. This includes any outstanding Incomplete grades. Students enrolled in the intermester and II term courses will not graduate as intermester and II term classes end after the graduation clearance deadline. If you will complete your graduation requirements after the deadline, you may submit your application for graduation for the next term.

Saturday, December 13th:  Graduation ceremony. Graduates must arrive for line up at 9:00 a.m. The Graduation ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Irving Bible Church.  Parking is free.

The Irving Bible Church
2435 Kinwest Pkwy.
Irving, TX 75063

Spring 2015 Graduation Ceremony Information

Important Dates

April 5th: Deadline to order cap, gown, and (optional) country stole from Herff Jones. Questions may be directed to Herff Jones Representative, Mr. Gregg McDonald, at hjcollegetx@sbcglobal.net. Please be aware that you MUST order a cap and gown if you intend to walk in the graduation ceremony. Please see this diagram for additional information.

April 16th: Graduation clearance deadline. All graduation requirements must be completed. This includes any outstanding Incomplete grades. Students enrolled in the intermester and II term courses will not graduate during the Spring 2015 term as intermester and II term classes end after the graduation clearance deadline. If you will complete your graduation requirements after the deadline, you may submit your application for graduation for the next term, Summer 2015.

Saturday, May 9th: Graduation ceremony. Graduates must arrive for line up at 9:00 a.m. The Graduation ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Irving Arts Center. Parking is free.

Irving Arts Center
3333 N MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business graduation ceremony be held?
Fall 2014: Graduation will be on Saturday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the Irving Bible Church (Irving, Texas). The ceremony usually lasts between 1-2 hours.

Spring 2015: Graduation will be on Saturday, May 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Irving Arts Center (Irving, Texas). The ceremony usually lasts between 1-2 hours. Seating will be limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What time do I need to arrive? Why?
Fall 2014: Please report to Irving Bible Church no later than 9:00 a.m. for check-in and line-up. (More details will be forthcoming.)

Spring 2015: Please report to Irving Arts Center no later than 9:00 a.m. for check-in and line-up. (More details will be forthcoming.)

At line-up, you will be issued a card with your name and a number and hometown. The number on your card refers to the order in which you will walk in the processional and the order in which you will be called to receive your diploma. It is important that you stay in numerical order during the line-up and procession.

Is the Gupta College ceremony separate from the undergraduate and Braniff College ceremony?
Yes. This ceremony will be honoring the achievements of the graduate students at the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business only.

How long will the ceremony last?
The ceremony will typically last 1-2 hours, with a reception to follow at the venue.

What do I need to bring with me?
Wear your cap, cap tassel, gown and stole (if you have chosen to purchase a stole). Bring but do not wear your hood-- you will carry it with you and be "hooded" on stage. Please leave other non-essential items with family or friends.

Where do I get my cap and gown?
Caps and Gowns (Regalia) may be ordered through our online vendor, Herff Jones. From the list of available schools, please choose "The University of Dallas-University of Dallas-Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business". Students are responsible for ordering their own Regalia. You may still order a cap and gown if you are not attending graduation.

Country Stoles are optional stoles that can be worn with the Regalia to honor a student's nation of origin. Country Stoles may be ordered through the Herff Jones website at the time the cap and gown order is placed. Questions on ordering may be directed to Herff Jones Representative, Mr. Gregg McDonald, at hjcollegetx@sbcglobal.net.

How do I order graduation invitations/announcements?
Invitations and announcements are optional and may be ordered online through the vendor Herff Jones. When choosing college/university, select "University of Dallas-Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business." Then select the term in which you are graduating. You will be able to choose a package that best suits you and your needs. If you have additional questions, contact Herff Jones Representative, Mr. Gregg McDonald, at hjcollegetx@sbcglobal.net.

Can I order a class ring?
Yes! Class rings may be ordered through our vendor Jostens at www.jostens.com. You may also contact our service representative Tamela Herczeg at Tamela.Herczeg@jostens.com for information on promotional rates.

Can I order a Diploma Frame?
The University of Dallas Bookstore offers a variety of diploma frames. Click here to view the selection and order online.

Will I receive my diploma at the graduation ceremony?
Diplomas are given out at graduation unless you have a hold on your account.

How will I receive my diploma if I am not attending the graduation ceremony?
If you are not attending graduation, you will need to make arrangements to have your diploma mailed to you by contacting Laura Rudolph in the Registrar's Office (lrudolph@udallas.edu). You will need to provide your name, student ID number, graduation term, and mailing address. You may not receive your diploma until after they are conferred at commencement.

How many guests can I bring and do they need a ticket to get in?
We do not issue tickets for commencement guests, but we respectfully request that graduates limit their number of guests to four (4). Seating is on a "first come, first served" basis. Parking is unlimited and free.

Should I bring my child to the ceremony?
Your graduation is a special occasion that should be shared with your loved ones. When deciding whether to bring your children, please remember that all children are expected to remain seated during the ceremony (no running up/down stairs, in/out of the aisles) and to keep noise to a minimum. Childcare will not be available.

If you have guests who will need special seating assistance or accommodations, please contact Susanne Pryzbylik at spryzbylik@udallas.edu or (972) 721-5232.

Will professional photographs be taken?
Yes. More information will be sent to you via email with more information closer to the ceremony date.