TSU to Graduate 843 Students at Winter Commencement

Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2021


Texas Southern University graduates will cross the stage during TSU’s Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 11, 2021, in the Health & Physical Education Arena. The university will hold two ceremonies – one at 9:30 a.m. and a second at 12:30 p.m. – to recognize and celebrate students who have persevered through portions of three academic years dealing with COVID and will matriculate with bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees. These students were part of the safe “Return to Tiger Land” for in-person classes with the Fall 2021 semester, following several semesters impacted by the pandemic.

TSU President Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young, who recently completed her first 100 days in office, will share her dream for her first class of graduates– a dream inspired by Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

“This will be a ceremony that I will cherish forever,” she added. “As we celebrate their achievement, we also welcome them into Tiger Nation as alumni across the globe. I am confident that our graduates are prepared to transform the world through knowledge and experiences gained at TSU.”

Megan Pete, a.k.a. Megan Thee Stallion, is one of 843 graduates who will celebrate their accomplishments achieved at Texas Southern University – including 595 with undergraduate degrees, 187 with graduate degrees, 16 with Doctor of Pharmacy degrees, and 45 with Juris Doctor degrees from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

TSU’s morning (9:30 a.m.) ceremony will include graduates from the College of Education, School of Communication, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Jesse H. Jones School of Business, and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. 

The afternoon (12:30 p.m.) ceremony will include graduates from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

For more information about TSU’s Commencement, visit A livestream of TSU’s Winter Commencement can be viewed at

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Last updated: 12/09/2021