Commencement Student The College of Natural Sciences awards diplomas three times in the academic year:  December, May, and August. All students completing their coursework must apply to graduate online in order to receive their diplomas.

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The College of Natural Sciences holds commencement ceremonies each May to honor the graduates and candidates of the entire academic year (past Fall, current Spring, and future Summer). May 2018 participants will be December 2017 graduates, and May 2018 and August 2018 potential graduates. Participation in the May graduation ceremony is optional.

Information regarding the May 2018 ceremonies will be published when made available to the college by the University Events Office. We anticipate confirmation of the dates/times of the Natural Sciences commencement ceremonies to be set by March 2018.

what action should I take?   

Please review your Degree Audit before applying to graduate. In your application, you will be asked to indicate how remaining degree requirements will be satisfied.

If you have any questions, contact Student Records at


Undergraduate graduation candidates:  to receive your diploma, complete the following:

  1. Graduation Application

  2. College of Natural Sciences Graduation Survey (link will be emailed to you in late July or early August)

    If you are an in absentia graduation candidate (not enrolled in residence at UT), you must complete and return the in absentia registration form, in addition to submitting the online application.

walk candidates:  to walk across the stage (without receiving your diploma):  NOTE:  NOT RELEVANT FOR SUMMER GRADUATION APPLICANTS.

  1.  Walk Application

    The Walk Application is only open during spring semesters when the college holds commencement ceremonies.

To check your Graduation or Walk application results, log onto cns SECURE WEB SERVICES:

  1. Select Graduation Application Results if you applied to graduate (graduating in current semester)
  2. Select Walker App Results if you applied to walk (walker application is open only in spring semesters)


Click here to view pictures from our graduation ceremonies.