SHP Commencement FAQs
- When is the commencement ceremony?
- How will I be notified about commencement related activities?
- How can I be sure that my name will be listed in the Commencement program?
- How long does the TTUHSC SHP Commencement ceremony last?
- Are tickets required for family and friends to attend the ceremony?
- Is it Open Seating or Assigned Seating?
- Is my child allowed to process on stage with me to receive my diploma?
- How do I get my cap and gown?
- What is the official attire for participating in the commencement ceremony?
- What is the cost for graduation regalia (cap and gown)?
- How do I know if I am graduating with honors or will have an Honor Cord at commencement?
- When will I receive my diploma?
- Which address will my diploma be sent to?
- Where can I order graduation photos/videos?
- Where should I advise my guests to stay if they are from out of town?
- What should I bring with me on the day of commencement?
- What if I have questions that are not listed here?
The School of Health Professions is committed to recognizing and celebrating your accomplishments. Please review the Schedule section at https://www.ttuhsc.edu/health-professions/commencement/default.aspx for the most up to date schedule of events.
All correspondence regarding graduation and commencement exercises will be posted on the TTUHSC SHP Commencement webpage or sent to your TTUHSC administered student e-mail account. It is recommended that you check your TTUHSC e-mail regularly.
In order for your name to be listed in the Commencement Program, you MUST have completed the online graduation application by your dedicated deadline. In addition, you must agree to your information being published. If you do not recall how you answered this question on your graduation application, please email email@example.com.
Ceremonies can last anywhere from 2 to 3.5 hours.
No, tickets are not required.
Seating for guests will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. We ask that guests refrain from saving seats in the arena before the ceremonies. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
For safety reasons, children and infants will not be allowed to accompany graduates on stage. Please arrange for family and friends to care for children at the ceremony.
Regalia may be ordered from West Texas Graduation Services . Orders placed after February 1st will incur a $15.95 expedited fee, plus applicable shipping fees. The last day to purchase or rent with an expedited fee is February 15th. Please contact West Texas Graduation Services to determine if regalia may still be ordered, 806-744-7737.
You may purchase your regalia package from West Texas Grad Services. Adornments may be worn but are limited to cords and stoles from organizations officially recognized by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Personal decor is NOT allowed on mortar boards, caps or gowns.
Regalia information is available on the West Texas Graduation Services website. There are multiple regalia packages available.
Only undergraduate students are eligible to graduate with honors. Below is the breakdown of each honors designation:
Summa Cum Laude 3.90-4.0
Magna Cum Laude 3.70-3.89
Cum Laude 3.50-3.69
Your reader card will reflect your honors status. Honor cords will be distributed on the day of commencement.
For Spring graduates, your diploma will be available for pick up immediately following your commencement ceremony. Prior to commencement, please check to make sure you do not have any holds on your account. You will not be able to receive a diploma until the hold is resolved and released. If your graduation date is for the Fall or Summer semester, your diploma will be mailed to you approximately 1-3 weeks following your official graduation date.
Your diploma will be sent to the mailing address that you indicate on your graduation application. Please be aware that FedEx or Lonestar do NOT deliver to P.O. Box addresses. If you have a Lubbock address listed as your diploma mailing address, then you will need to pick up your diploma at TTUHSC Student Affairs, office.
A professional photographer will be taking photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma. You will be able to view and order these photos online. Images will be posted within 48 hours of the ceremony.
Photographers will also be available after the ceremony for Friends and Family Photos with the Graduates. There is no charge or obligation to have photos taken.
We do not block hotel rooms for commencement. Anyone wishing for accommodations should make their own reservations. Please make sure you reserve the correct dates.
Here are hotels that are close to the United Supermarkets Arena:
For more information on hotels in Lubbock, please see Visit Lubbock.
We ask all graduates to leave personal belongings with friends or family during the ceremony. There is not a place to safely secure personal belonging during the ceremony.
Please contact our office:
School of Health Professions
Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
3601 4th St MS 8201
Lubbock, TX 79430