UT Dallas acknowledges the contributions and achievements made by the members of our armed forces.

Students graduating from UT Dallas who serve or have served in the U.S. military, or who will be commissioned through R.O.T.C., are invited to wear a special red, white, & blue honor cord at fall and spring commencements. If you are graduating this May (or August), you and your guests are invited to attend a ceremony to honor your military service and recognize your academic achievement.

The MVC will verify proof of military service. Veterans that are receiving federal benefits (GI Bill) or state benefits (Hazlewood) already have this information on file with UT Dallas. Other veterans must present to the MVC one of the following: military ID or DD-214. R.O.T.C. cadets will be verified by their units at UTA and UNT.

Additionally the following are invited to be recognized:

PAVE Peer Advisors, Student Veterans of America (SVA) Officers, SALUTE National Honor Society Inductees

RSVP is required at this link.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for an optional Tex-Mex buffet for graduates awardees and their guests.

Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.  Cake reception to follow.


Cords and awards will be available at the Military and Veteran Center (SSA 14.250) beginning May 8th for student veterans who are unable to attend the ceremony.

Student Union (SU), SU 2.602
2601 N Floyd Rd Richardson, TX 75080

Military and Veteran Center
Melani Sherbet

UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed above) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email ADACoordinator@utdallas.edu and the AccessAbility Resource Center at accessability@utdallas.edu.

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