University of Texas at El Paso
Graduation Information

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For further Information about the degree conferral process, diplomas, or commencement ceremonies, please contact the Registration and Records Office at (915) 747-7327, or email

After the Ceremony, Order Your Graduation Images at:
 or by calling 1(800) 261-2576

Keep in touch with the people and offices that will help you graduate.  Make sure you are taking the courses needed to meet your degree requirements and that your academic record is accurate and up to date. 

You must apply for graduation before the degree application submission deadline in each semester’s Schedule of Classes.  If you submit your application after the early application deadline, you will be charged a late application fee in addition to the stated graduation fee – and you run the risk of your name not appearing in the Commencement program.

Step : APPLY
Undergraduate degree candidates apply for graduation at your college dean's office; check early for the dates you can process your application.  

Graduate and Doctoral degree candidates apply with your academic advisor, and then take your application to the Graduate Student Services Office for approval;

Check here for Gradute Student information and clearance dates.

Submit your graduate advisor approved application form to the Graduate Student Services Office two weeks prior to the published date for the early application deadline to allow sufficient time for a complete review of your academic record.  Applications received after that date are not guaranteed to be approved prior to the late fee assessment.

Step : PAY
Pay for the fee online or at the Cashiers in the Academic Services Building. 

Diploma Application Fee

$35 if paid by the set deadline. (There is an initial deadline set each semester.)

$50 if paid after the initial deadline through the last day of finals


Diploma Mailing Fee

FREE- USPS first class mail

$30 - UPS overnight 

$50 - all foreign countries via UPS


Diploma Replacement Fee

$30 for all orders  

  NOTE: To have your name appear in the printed Commencement Program, your application must be submitted by the official submission deadline to the Registration and Records Office.

Graduating Students

Earning a degree from The University of Texas at El Paso is an honor and an accomplishment. While you'll often hear the terms "graduation" and "commencement" used interchangeably, there are actually significant differences.

Applying for graduation is a process whereby students nearing the completion of their degree requirements formally alert the University of their expectation to graduate by filling out an application for degree.


Graduation, or the act of earning a degree, refers to the successful completion of all credit hours and other degree requirements in a particular academic program.  UTEP confers academic degrees every May, August, and December.  Students are considered degree candidates or candidates for graduation until final grades are submitted, fees paid, and other University obligations satisfied.  Students are still considered a degree candidate at the time of their commencement ceremony, because final grades are typically not posted by that time.


Commencement is the formal ceremony held to publicly recognize and congratulate the degree candidates.  The University convenes commencement ceremonies in May and December.


Participating in a Commencement ceremony is not the same as graduating from UTEP.

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2.  Then click on Nondisclosure of Directory Information Status

3.  If you do have a request on file the following message will appear “Nondisclosure of Directory Information on file for (your name).”

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2.  Select survey entitled Student Request to Revoke Nondisclosure of Directory Information.

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Standard Course Meeting Times  

Summer 2017

Please note the following:

1.     Classes should use standard time blocks, as listed below, in order to maximize space resources on campus. 

2.     Afternoon lab course may be offered at times other than those indicated. 

3.     Only Upper Division and Graduate courses may meet once per week 

4.     Requests for alternate time periods must be submitted in advance to the Scheduling Office via a Request to Offer Course at Non-Standard Time and/or Off- Campus Form. 

Maymester Meeting Days & Times Military Time Conversion
MTWRF 8:00 am-1:00 pm 0800-1300
MTWRF 1:30 pm-6:30 pm 1330-1830
Summer I/II Meeting Days & Times
MTWRF 7:00 am-9:10 am 0700-0910
MTWRF 9:20 am-11:30 am 0920-1130
MTWRF 11:40 am-1:50 pm 1140-1350
MTWRF 2:00 pm-4:10 pm 1400-1610
MTWRF 4:20 pm-6:30 pm 1620-1830
MTWR 5:00 pm-7:30 pm 1700-1930
MTWR 5:30 pm-8:00 pm 1730-2000
MW or TR 5:00 pm-10:00 pm 1700-2200
Summer Long Meeting Days & Times
MTWRF 7:00 am-8:05 am 0700-0805
MTWRF 8:15 am-9:20 am  0815-0920
MTWRF 9:30 am-10:35 am 0930-1035
MTWRF 10:45 am-11:50 am 1045-1150
MTWRF 12:00 pm-1:05 pm 1200-1305
MTWRF 1:15 pm-2:20 pm 1315-1420
MTWRF 2:30 pm-3:35 pm 1430-1535
MTWRF 3:45 pm-4:50 pm 1545-1650
MW or TR 7:30 am-9:20 am 0730-0920
MW or TR 9:30 am-11:20 am 0930-1120
MW or TR 11:30 am-1:20 pm 1130-1320
MW or TR 1:30 pm-3:20 pm 1330-1520
MW or TR 3:30 pm-5:20 pm 1530-1720

Holidays and no class days for Summer 2017 include: Memorial Day (May 29th), Independence Day (July 4th).