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Texas A&M To Hold Summer Commencement Ceremonies Aug. 9-10

An honorary doctorate will be awarded to the president of the National Academy of Sciences.
By Caitlin Clark, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications August 6, 2019

A student is handed a degree at a graduation ceremony.
Nearly 2,200 degrees will be awarded at summer commencement ceremonies Aug. 9-10.

Texas A&M Marketing & Communications

Nearly 2,200 degrees will be awarded by Texas A&M University during commencement ceremonies set for Aug. 9-10. The total includes graduates from the university’s campuses in College Station, Galveston, Doha, Qatar and academic programs at sites across Texas.

The degrees will be awarded during ceremonies in College Station and Galveston. The Qatar campus does not host a summer ceremony.

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

The second ceremony at Reed Arena at 2 p.m. will include undergraduates and graduate students from the College of Architecture, College of Dentistry, College of Education and Human Development, College of Geosciences, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, College of Science and College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

An estimated 65 students will graduate from the Galveston campus, and five students completed their courses of study and received degrees in Qatar earlier this summer.

Thirty-five members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets are expected to be commissioned as officers into the U.S. Armed Forces. The 2 p.m. ceremony will also feature the presentation of an honorary doctor of letters degree to Dr. Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Galveston campus will hold its commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Aggie Special Events Center. One officer will be commissioned and 26 midshipmen of Texas A&M Galveston’s Texas A&M Maritime Academy will receive their officer licenses for the U.S. Merchant Marine during the branch campus’ ceremony.

School officials note that commencement is a celebration of each student’s accomplishments, and every effort is made to ensure safety, security and decorum of a public event befitting their success. Guests are encouraged to refrain from disruptive behaviors, which may negatively impact this special moment for students and their families. Clear bags are also required at all commencement ceremonies at Reed Arena.

According to graduation officials, the exact number of students graduating and receiving commissions will not be determined until a date closer to the ceremonies.

More information about commencement ceremonies is available at the university’s graduation webpage.

Media contact: Caitlin Clark, 979-458-8412,

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