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Commencement Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the ceremony held?

Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, 1204 Fair Park Boulevard, Harlingen, TX 78550

When is the Commencement Ceremony?

2015 Spring Graduation Schedule

How Do I make sure my name is listed in the printed program?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulation require TSTC to have a signed release form from you before revealing certain information to the public. These regulations include publishing your name in the graduation program. If you did not sign a FERPA release form when you registered at TSTC, or are not certain, check with the Office of Admissions and Records. You will graduate and you will be able to participate in the ceremony without this release; but your name will NOT appear in the printed program.

How do I get tickets to the ceremony?

Ticket Distribution

Do I need to complete the Graduate Placement Survey?

Where do I get my cap, gown and Announcements?

Caps, Gowns and Announcements

What am I supposed to wear? 

Dress Code and Personal Items

What happens at the ceremony?

Ceremony Processional Instructions

What if I am receiving special recognition?

Board of Regents, Honor Graduates, and Veterans

How do I request accommodations for myself or family?

Accommodations Requests

What if I am receiving a Marketable Skills Award (MSA) or completed Continuing Education Courses? 

Marketable Skills Awards and Continuing Education Course Work

What if I am not going to attend the ceremony? 

Graduates Not Attending the Ceremony

What information do I need to give my family, friends and guests?

Information for Family, Friends and Guests

Can my family and friends watch the ceremony on the internet? 

TSTC Harlingen cannot provide livestreaming of the ceremony due to lack of web access at the building where the ceremony is held. We apologize for the inconvinence. 

For questions and information about the Commencement Ceremony, contact the TSTC Harlingen Office of Career Services at 956.364.4106 or come in person to Room 140 of the Student Center.











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