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Texas A&M To Hold Summer Commencement Ceremonies Aug. 10-11

August 3, 2018


By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Marketing & Communications

More than 2,200 degrees will be awarded by Texas A&M University during commencement ceremonies set for Aug. 10-11.

The total includes the university’s campuses in College Station, Galveston and Doha, Qatar.

The university will award the degrees during summer commencement ceremonies in College Station and Galveston. The Qatar campus does not host a summer ceremony.

“I am so proud to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates earning degrees this summer,” Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young said. “Although you may be leaving our campus, I hope your experiences at Texas A&M will forever be a part of your life as you carry the Aggie Spirit into this next chapter. You will always be a part of the Aggie family and we wish you the best of luck in your coming endeavors.”

The first College Station ceremony begins at 9 a.m. on Friday at Reed Arena and will include graduate students and undergraduates from the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, School of Law, Liberal Arts, Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, and Mays Business School, and graduate students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

The second ceremony starts at 2 p.m. on Friday at Reed Arena and will include graduate students and undergraduates from the colleges of Architecture, Education and Human Development, Geosciences, Nursing, Science, and the School of Public Health, as well as graduate students from the College of Medicine. The ceremony will feature the formal commissioning of 32 graduating seniors from the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets who will enter the U.S. Armed Forces as officers.

As a reminder, school officials say safety and security measures will be in place, adding that commencement is a celebration of each student’s accomplishments and every effort is made to ensure safety and decorum of a public event befitting student success. Guests are encouraged to refrain from disruptive behaviors, which may negatively impact this special moment for students and their families.

They also add that clear bags are now required at all commencement ceremonies. Ushers will be available for directions.

The Galveston campus will hold its commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Grand 1894 Opera House.

Graduation officials said that the precise number of students graduating and receiving commissions will not be determined until a date closer to the ceremonies.

More information about guest services, clear bag policy and activities for graduates and their guests is available at

Contact: Keith Randall, News & Information, at (979) 845-4644 or

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