Texas Tech Announces Fall 2014 Commencement

More than 2,300 students will take part in commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday.

View banner bearers, top graduates and reception information below.

Texas Tech University will host fall commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday (Dec. 12-13) at United Supermarkets Arena, where more than 2,300 students will graduate. The School of Law wraps up the weekend with its hooding ceremony Saturday at the School of Law Lanier Auditorium.

Commencement Speaker

Mica Endsley

Mica R. Endsley, chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force and Texas Tech alumna, will speak at the commencement ceremonies. Kem Thompson Frost, chief justice of the 14th Court of Appeals of Texas and School of Law alumna, will speak at the law hooding ceremony.

Endsley received her bachelor's degree in industrial engineering in 1982 from Texas Tech. She received her master's degree from Purdue University and her doctorate from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She is the chief scientific adviser to the chief of staff and Secretary of the Air Force. She previously was president of SA Technologies in Marietta, Georgia. She served as a visiting associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as an associate professor of industrial engineering at Texas Tech.

“This is a special moment in the lives of these graduates and on behalf of their fellow students, faculty and staff, I congratulate them on this wonderful milestone,” President M. Duane Nellis said. “Graduates of Texas Tech University leave here equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to make valuable impacts on our society. We are proud of all of our graduates – past, present and future.”

Frost received her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas, her juris doctor from the Texas Tech School of Law in 1983, and her master of laws from Duke University School of Law in 2014. She was appointed to the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston in 1999 and was appointed chief justice in 2013. Frost, a Houston native and a sixth-generation Texan, practiced civil trial and appellate law for 15 years before assuming the bench. She serves on several boards, including the Texas Tech Law School Foundation and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics.

Hooding Ceremony Speaker

Kem Thompson Frost

Friday ceremonies:

  • 3 p.m.
    • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 7 p.m.
    • Graduate School

Saturday ceremonies:

  • 9 a.m.
    • College of Architecture
    • College of Education
    • Whitacre College of Engineering
    • College of Human Science
    • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • 1:30 p.m.
    • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    • Rawls College of Business
    • College of Media and Communication
    • University Programs
    • Wind Energy
  • 5 p.m.
    • School of Law Hooding Ceremony
Banner Bearers and Highest Ranking Graduates

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Reception Information

Receptions will occur immediately following commencement unless otherwise noted.
Reception locations are as follows:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources: Animal and Food Sciences Building, Room 101
  • College of Architecture: College of Architecture Gallery
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Holden Hall, foyer area, Room 104
  • Rawls College of Business: Business Building, McCoy Atrium
  • College of Education: Education Building, second floor lobby
  • Whitacre College of Engineering: Livermore Center, Room 104
  • College of Human Sciences: El Centro in the Human Sciences Building
  • College of Media and Communication: Matador Room, Student Union Building
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts: Holden Hall Rotunda
  • University Programs: Red Raider Lounge, Student Union Building
  • Wind Energy: National Wind Institute, Room 107
  • School of Law: School of Law Forum and Lanier Atrium (3:30 p.m. Saturday)


Commencement Ceremonies

Watch from home

TV: Suddenlink channel 128

Streamed Online:Click here

For more information about commencement, including maps, parking, hotels and college receptions, click here.

School of Law Hooding Ceremony

Streamed Online:Click here

For more information about the hooding ceremony, including, parking, maps and reception information, click here.

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