This is your moment! Spring 2017 Commencement at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Congratulations! The spring 2017 semester is coming to a close - you did it, Islanders! There will be several ceremonies and celebrations that will occur in the days leading up to our Islander Commencement ceremonies. See below for more information regarding these events.

Islander Commencement

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of our newest graduates on Saturday, May 13, at the American Bank Center arena! The first ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. for graduates from the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science & Engineering. The second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for graduates from the College of Business, the College of Education and Human Development, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Doors open one hour before each ceremony. Please visit our commencement page below for more information.

About the venue: The American Bank Center is located at 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. The arena is open seating. Per venue policy, no purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch bag, outside food or drink, balloons, vases, air horns, beach balls or tripods will be allowed in the arena. Please see the venue website (link below) for more information.

Watch our live broadcast online: Can't make it to the ceremony? We'll be live streaming both events on our Commencement website!

Photos and DVDs: Flash Photography will be photographing each graduate at the commencement ceremony. These photos, as well as recordings of the ceremony, will be available for purchase after the ceremony. Please see our Commencement website for more information.

Don't forget to make graduation a 'social' occasion! ‪#‎IslanderForever‬ or #TAMUCC on Twitter and Instagram to share your graduation portraits, thanks, congrats, and photos from the ceremony!

Ceremonies:

The Teacher Education Induction Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The ceremony is hosted by the College of Education and Human Development and will recognize students' achievement of becoming professional educators. The formal recognition includes students receiving medallions, which can be worn over the graduates' gowns at commencement.

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Hooding Ceremony is on Thursday, May 11, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Lone Star Ballrooms 142 A & B.

This ceremony invites Master’s students from the College of Liberal Arts and their families to be recognized and hooded by their faculty advisors. Graduate students will be presented with a special lapel pin from the College of Liberal Arts and a small reception will follow.

Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, will hold its induction ceremony on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The honor society consists of registered nurses who are earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduate students who are earning a Master of Science in Nursing, and nurse leaders who are in the community. Membership is by invitation only and extended to those who meet qualifications of excellence in academics and in professional conduct. Each inductee will receive a lavender honor cord and a lapel ribbon.

The event is open to nursing students, inductees, their families and the public.

The Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be held Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballrooms A & B. This ceremony marks the transition of graduating ROTC students from cadets to enlisted officers.

The ceremony includes the pinning of lieutenant’s bars by the soldier's loved ones, and the Silver Dollar Salute, an Army tradition in which a newly commissioned second lieutenant presents a silver dollar to the first enlisted soldier who salutes him. The coin symbolically acknowledges the receipt of respect due to the new rank and position.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) Recognition and Pinning Ceremony will take place on FridayMay 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

This ceremony will be held to honor CONHS students earning their degrees during the current semester. The ceremony includes the hooding of master’s degree students and a pinning ceremony for undergraduate nursing students. The hooding portion of the ceremony has historic roots. By placing the hood over the students’ heads, professors symbolically welcome them as fellow scholars. In modern times, the hood’s colors represent a graduate’s university and major.

The College of Science and Engineering (COSE) Hooding and Cording Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Island Hall, Rm. 160.

All COSE students graduating with master’s degrees are eligible to be hooded at the ceremony. In addition, undergraduate students can be recognized for their research alongside a faculty mentor and can receive undergraduate research cords.

The College of Education and Human Development Hooding Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom.

The ceremony recognizes students' achievement in earning their master's or doctoral degrees. The ceremony is also a chance for graduates to recognize the family, friends, and educators whose support helped make their graduation possible.

Congratulations to all of our Spring 2017 graduates - we look forward to celebrating your achievements!

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