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Congratulations to the College of Natural Sciences Class of 2020!

Our virtual ceremony begins Saturday, May 23 at 4 p.m.

In recognition of graduates’ achievements, the college will host a virtual convocation ceremony.


The Schedule


4 p.m. (CST)

The College of Natural Sciences Convocation Ceremony

Join us in honoring our graduates. The College of Natural Sciences Commencement page can now be found at this web link. Learn more about the virtual ceremony below.

9 p.m (CST)
Pre-show streaming at 8:30

University Ceremony

President Gregory Fenves and guest speaker Brené Brown will address the graduating class of 2020. For more details, visit UT Commencement 2020.


The Virtual Ceremony


The college’s commencement ceremony has:

  • Special content especially for 2020 graduates, including videos from our Natural Sciences community
  • A message to graduates from Dean Paul Goldbart
  • A personalized slide for each graduate, listed alphabetically, including name, degree(s), honors and distinctions. When a graduate's slide is clicked on, their name will be announced. The opportunity for graduates to submit a personal photo and quote to include on their slide has passed.
  • A search function to look for each graduate by name
  • A live social media feed


Social Media


Show your pride on social media!

Posts tagged with #CNSGrad20 and #UTGrad20 on Instagram and Twitter could be featured during our virtual commencement.

Decorate your Facebook profile image with our Facebook profile frames for both graduates and parents, or use our celebratory stickers and GIFs available for social media — just search GIFs with the terms “CNSGrad20” or “TexasScience." Graduate slides are also shareable on social media.


Facebook: @TexasScience
Instagram: @TexasScience
Twitter: @TexasScience



Other Commencement Details


Virtual Ceremony Length and Availability

  • The length of time it takes to participate in our virtual ceremony is up to each participant. Playing all videos takes approximately 30 minutes. Looking at graduate slides and interacting on social media are at the discretion of each viewer.
  • The page will be active for a year.

Graduate Deadlines

  • Graduates must have applied and been approved to graduate or walk by May 8 in order to receive the invitation to participate in the virtual ceremony.
  • The submission period for graduate photos and quotes is now closed.
  • Even if graduates did not submit a photo or personal message, but were approved to walk or graduate by May 8, they will still have a personalized slide with their name, degree(s), honors and distinctions.
  • Honors as indicated on student slides are preliminary estimates. Honors status will be confirmed after grades close and final GPAs are calculated.


  • Diplomas will be mailed to graduates in early June to the permanent address in the student’s account. Students who wish to receive their diploma via FedEx should contact Diploma Services for important detailed instructions at diplomas@austin.utexas.edu before June 1st.