Important Upcoming Date
- Tuesday, May 11: Tuition payments due for classes starting May 18.
- Saturday, May 15: COGS May Commencement Ceremony at 4 PM.
- Tuesday, May 18: All summer 12-week, 1st 8-week, and 1st 4-week classes begin.
- Tuesday, May 25: Last day to drop a 1st 8-week or 1st 6-week course with a full refund and no record.
- Friday, May 28: Last day to drop a 12-week course with a full refund and no record.
May Commencement Information
- Face coverings are required.
- Graduates are expected to arrive at Wisdom Gym inside the Kinesiology Building no less than 1 hour prior to the commencement ceremony.
- Following the ceremony, graduates will be led from Memorial Stadium and will be dismissed onto Rudder Way (North side of Wisdom Gym).
- Designate a place to meet your guests after the ceremony outside of Memorial Stadium.
- We anticipate ceremonies lasting 90-120 minutes. Please plan accordingly.
- Live streaming will be available for the graduation ceremonies.
For more information regarding the day of commencement, please see our Commencement Day Information page on the Tarleton Graduation website.
Get Your Work Published
Tarleton has a read and publish agreement with Cambridge University Press. Tarleton students and faculty can publish their articles open access without any article processing charges.
Join Cambridge Press for a webinar on Monday, May 10, from 10:00-11:00 AM focused on the basics of Open Access (OA) and how you can benefit from our publishing agreement.
2021 Pathways Research Symposium
The 2021 TAMUS Pathways Research Symposium will be held at the Texas A&M campus in Bryan College-Station on November 18 and 19. Each system school will send undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students to present their research in a friendly institutional competition like no other. It promotes and highlights research from each campus and illuminates a “pathway to the doctorate” for students in the Texas A&M System. More details will be forthcoming from A&M. In the meantime, mark your calendars!
Graduate Student Spotlights
Shayne White is the GA for the College of Graduate Studies. Shayne will graduate this month with her M.S. in Agricultural and Consumer Resources. She was recently accepted into the Ph.D. program in Agricultural Communications and Education program at Texas Tech University and will begin courses this fall. We are going to miss Shayne and her exceptional service. We wish her well on her new journey at TTU. Congratulations, Shayne!
Lauren Penner is our May 2021 COGS commencement speaker. Lauren will be graduating this month with her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After graduation, Lauren will be working at a counseling practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate while she earns hours toward full licensure as an LPC. For the last two semesters, Lauren has worked as a counselor intern at Tarleton’s Student Counseling Services. Thank you for representing Tarleton so well, Lauren!
Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, professor and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Tarleton State University, has been named the Texas Women in Higher Education’s Institutional Representative of the Year for 2021.
The annual award recognizes a TWHE member who has made outstanding contributions to the organization.
The Center of Educational Excellence is accepting applications for the Student Scholarly Travel Grant. All currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students who have been accepted to present at a virtual conference can apply for the grant of up to $1,000.
The award is intended to help defray costs associated with virtually attending professional conferences, exhibits, and performances for the purpose of presenting research results and other scholarly or creative activities. Applications are due by Wednesday, May 12.
Scholarship Application Reminder
We encourage all graduate students to keep an updated scholarship application on file with Tarleton’s Scholarship Office. To be considered for summer 2021 scholarship funding, you must have a 2020-2021 scholarship application on file. To be considered for fall 2021 scholarship funding, you must have a 2021-2022 scholarship application on file.
Did You Know?
The Daytripper, Chet Garner, recently made a trip to Stephenville to explore Tarleton State University. His visit consisted of going to his first Tarleton Texan football game, a chat with Dr. Hurley, and he even shared a meal with some of our Purple Poo. Check out The Daytripper’s visit to campus and experience what makes Tarleton so special.
The College of Graduate Studies is always looking to feature our students, faculty, and programs who are doing great things! We share spotlights on social media, our blog, and in monthly issues of The COGS Connection. Do you know someone whose story and/or success should be shared? Submit their information below.