Graduation, Diplomas, and Commencement

Important Notice

The Fall 2020 Sul Ross State University Commencement will be a virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 12, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  All four Sul Ross campuses – Alpine, Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde – will participate in this single commencement event.  Sul Ross Alpine will switch to fully online course delivery following the Thanksgiving break in our continuing effort to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  The Rio Grande Campuses have already been fully online for the fall semester.  The health and wellbeing of our students, their families, our faculty and staff is paramount during this time.  In that spirit we will provide a virtual commencement exercise to recognize this important milestone in the lives of our students and their families.  The Sul Ross family is deeply disappointed that we are unable to socially gather for this traditional celebration, and we look forward to a return to our regular commencement celebration format in the near future. Please see an important message from the Provost regarding the ceremony.  

All students completing requirements for a degree must apply to graduate. Deadlines for application are published in the official academic calendar. The procedures for application differ by campus. Please see instructions below specific to the campus your program of study is associated with.

Alpine Campus
Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde

Alpine Campus

Before you can gradute, an audit of your records is performed by the Registrar's office to determine if all requirements for your degree are met. This process does not begin without an application to graduate. This application must be submitted even if you do not intend to participate in a ceremony.

Follow these steps:

*Fees are added to your account by the Registrar when the application is processed. You can then pay fees as part of your normal tuition and fees for the term. All fees must be paid prior to graduation. Payment is NOT required before obtaining a degree audit.

Apply to Graduate

Graduation and Commencement Ceremony

Duplicate Diploma Request

Campuses at Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde

Degree audits are performed in the Dean's office. In order for an audit to be performed, an application must be submitted and the graduation fee paid.

Follow these steps:

  • Obtain an application to graduate from the Dean's office or from any of the Business Services offices in Eagle Pass, Del Rio, or Uvalde. The application is also available online.
  • Submit the application and pay the appropriate fee at Business Services in Eagle Pass, Del Rio, or Uvlade.

For information regarding the commencement ceremony and duplicate diplomas, please contact the Dean's office of the Rio Grande College.


*If you are a student at one of the RGC campuses, please contact your campus for graduation information.