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Commencement 2023

2023 Commencement Ceremony

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The University of Dallas will award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees on Sunday, May 14 during the 2023 Spring commencement ceremony for the undergraduate Constantin College of Liberal Arts, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, and Satish and Gupta Graduate College of Business. (A graduation ceremony for the Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m.)


Commencement to be held at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory on Sunday, May 14 at 9 a.m.  There is no limit on guests (and no tickets) for the Commencement ceremony.  Parking is $12 at the Toyota Music Factory. There is no requirement for clear bags and no restriction on the size of the bag. Bags will be checked upon entry to the venue.  Outside food or beverages are not allowed in the facility.

Arrival times are as follows:  Graduates:  8:15 a.m. (with cap and gown); parents and guests: 8 a.m.; faculty: 8:15 a.m.; volunteers: 7 a.m. Please allow plenty of time for parking at the venue.  

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Commencement Speaker: Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement

Paul Clement

Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement has argued over 100 cases before the Supreme Court, more than any other lawyer since 2000, including pro bono defense of the Little Sisters of the Poor and successful vindication of high school football coach Joseph Kennedy’s right to pray on the field last year.

A former clerk under Justice Antonin Scalia, Clement served as U.S. Solicitor General from 2005 to 2008 under President George W. Bush. He has argued 112 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, often involving major issues of religious freedom. Clement’s record of success includes Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, which clarified that the government cannot require closely held religious businesses to facilitate access to contraception.

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ADA Requests

To request a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Inelda Acosta Ed.D., pHCLE at 972-721-5056 or, preferably at least a week in advance of the event. Please leave your name, contact information, and the number of people who need accommodations. You can also find more information at