2023 Commencement

Latin Honors

Ceremony Schedule

Note: There is no rehearsal. The marshals will give you full instructions before the ceremony in the assembly room.

9:00 a.m. | Bachelor's candidates

Location: Ruth Taylor Recital Hall (DSB 114)

Bachelor’s candidates will assemble in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall (DSB 114) no later than 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

9:00 a.m. | Master's candidates

Location: Laurie Auditorium (RCC) room 319

Master’s candidates will assemble in the Laurie Auditorium (RCC) room 319 no later than 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

10:00 a.m. | Ceremony Begins

Location: Laurie Auditorium

11:00 a.m. | President's Reception

Location: Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI) Cube and Atrium.

Arrival Information

Students who are not checked-in by 9:15 a.m. will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

Families and guests should arrive at least 30 minutes before the ceremony starts to have adequate time to park and find their seats.

Guests with Accessibility Needs-- park on any level in Laurie Garage as directed by TUPD and take either elevator to floor 3. Enter through doors 2 or 6. Guests with accessibility needs can make arrangements for accommodations through the Laurie Auditorium Box Office either in person or by calling 210-999-8119.

Ticket Information

Tickets are not required for guests at the commencement ceremony or for the President’s reception.

Guidelines and Regalia

Formal Wear

The commencement ceremony is a traditional, formal exercise and as such should be conducted with dignity, splendor, and respect for fellow classmates and guests. Candidates should be dressed appropriately. 

Personal Items

Graduates should leave purses and other valuables at home or with their guests—such items should not be carried in the processional or left in the assembly room.  The University is not responsible for items left unattended.

Line of March

The marshals will place candidates in the correct marching order and show them the route to the ceremony.  The marshal’s directions should be followed explicitly!  Candidates should not try to keep in step with the music; rather, they should walk evenly and slowly using short steps and staying in single file. The distance between candidates should remain consistent and a sufficient pace maintained to prevent long gaps or jams from occurring in the line.

Regalia Ordering

Order your regalia online through Herff-Jones by November 9. After November 9, students will have to order directly from the bookstore and choose from a bulk. Sizes will be first come first serve. Please direct any questions about the cap & gown or Herff-Jones to the Trinity Bookstore (bookstore@trinity.edu or 210-999-7028).

Honor Stoles

Undergraduate candidates who meet the University’s requirements to receive Latin honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude) will wear a stole symbolizing The President’s Award for Academic Excellence. Stoles will be distributed during the check-in process on the morning of the ceremony.


The commencement ceremony recognizes primarily academic achievements. Cords and stoles may be worn to indicate membership in any University-recognized or University-sponsored group. Cords and stoles must be approved by the Commencement and Convocation Committee at least 4 weeks prior to the ceremony.

Any decorations or messages added to the cap should be respectful of others and the university’s values and consistent with the celebratory nature of the ceremony. Added decorations or messages must not add height to the cap or impede the view of other participants or guests. Decorations or messages that do not fall within these guidelines may be removed by the University-appointed marshals on the day of commencement. Please direct any questions about Stoles & Honors Cords to Eve Christoffersen (echristo@trinity.edu).

Purchase your graduation photos from The Grad Team

All graduation photos taken by The Grad Team at the ceremony will be available online for purchase. Each graduate will receive an email with a link to their photos as soon as they are ready.

The Grad Team website

Live-Stream Information

Tiger Network

All ceremonies will be live-streamed at live.trinity.edu at the start of the event in Central Standard Time. 

How to access: 
Visit live.trinity.edu on desktop, mobile, or the Tiger Network App on Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV

Each ceremony will be available to watch on-demand the same day. 

Internet Connection Speed:
If you're viewing the stream via live.trinity.edu, follow the system requirements for YouTube.

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