More than 1,500 set to graduate Saturday


Spring Graduation 2013

About 1,599 students are expected to graduate from TCU during Saturday's split Spring Commencement ceremonies.

Of all degree candidates, 1,295 will receive bachelor's degrees and 25 will receive double degrees. 247 graduate students will receive master's degrees and 32 are Ph.D. candidates. 467 students will receive Latin Honors, including eight students with a 4.0 GPA.

Chancellor Victor Boschini will deliver the commencement address at both ceremonies. The TCU Commencement Band, under the direction of Bobby R. Francis, Brian Youngblood and Jeremy Strickland, will play for both ceremonies. Alumni from the class of 1963 will be in attendance, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation.

The morning event will consist of 791 candidates receiving degrees from the Neeley School of Business, AddRan College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts, and University Programs. Graduating senior Michael Adams will lead the singing of a hymn and the TCU alma mater at the first ceremony.

The 808 students who will graduate in the afternoon represent the College of Communication, College of Education, College of Science & Engineering and Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Brite Divinity School will graduate 27 students during the afternoon ceremony. Graduating senior Daniel Floren will lead the singing of a hymn and the TCU alma mater.

The ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.