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Class of 2020 Commencement

TAMIU's first-ever 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be produced by MarchingOrder, a company that specializes in online celebrations. The Ceremony will include video messages from University leaders specifically for the Class of 2020, as well as a reading of graduates’ names. You will have an opportunity to include your photo and a personalized message of thanks to your family and faculty as part of the Ceremony. Your individually designed slides will also be available to share on social media.

Preparing for the Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Below are important instructions to ensure your name, photo and message are included for recognition in the virtual ceremony:


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Register on the MarchingOrder website. You will need to login with your TAMIU student email.

  • The MarchingOrder website will take you through the submission process step-by-step.
  • Submit your information to create personalized graduation information for your Ceremony by the due date.
  • You may return to the site anytime by going to the login page and using your TAMIU student email.
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Deadlines for submission are as follows. Unfortunately, these deadlines will not be extended:


Deadline to record your name.
As the professional announcer is not from our area, do not assume they are familiar with the correct pronunciation for your name-- even if you consider it to be obvious. Recording your name allows the announcer to hear its correct pronounciation.


Deadline to submit your photo in regalia or business attire and a personal message for your individual slide.

Commencement Schedule

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

Mark your calendar for the Virtual Commencement Ceremony. Once the Virtual Commencement Ceremony website launches, you may access it immediately or at any time in the future. Additionally, you will be able to download your individual slide from the site and share it via social media.

Campus Photo Spots

Use this map to assist you in finding the perfect spots on campus to take your graduation photos!

TAMIU 2020 Virtual Commencement Frequently Asked Questions:

Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 graduates, and students that are graduation candidates for Fall 2020.

All 2020 graduates and graduation candidates will be receiving an email from graduation@tamiu.edu to obtain access to set up your Marching Order Student Account. 

You will be requested to provide the following information:

  • Phonetic spelling and correct pronunciation of your name. Deadline to submit November 17, 2020.
  • Each individual graduate will have a personalized and shareable digital slide that features their photo, a quote and the college and earned degree. Deadline to submit November 25, 2020.


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It is our absolute hope that sometime in the post-Pandemic future we will be able to gather once again and celebrate the success of ALL members of our historic Class of 2020 graduates.

Information on Cap and Gowns can be directed to the Bookstore  at 956.326.2080 or by email at 2167mgr@follett.com.