Graduation Hometown Releases


TWU's Marketing and Communication department will send one press release to newspapers in Texas and other hometowns of TWU graduates that are out of state.

The press release will list information about TWU’s May 2017 commencement ceremonies and list all TWU graduates (except for those who have marked their records private through the registrar’s office) in a table format.

In addition, TWU graduates may send a personalized press release to the newspaper(s) of their choice using a TWU graduation release template. Students can download the Denton Spring 2017 press release template (pdf) or Houston Spring 2017 Commencement press release template (pdf), available after June 30, and insert the appropriate information they would like to send to the newspaper(s) of their choice. The students can then send the release to the newspapers themselves for possible publication.

Most newspapers have their own websites. Visit a search engine like Google or Yahoo and type in the newspaper’s information. From the newspaper’s website you can obtain the appropriate contact information. Some newspapers have online forms where you can submit the information. You also can use the phone book or information to find the newspaper’s phone number or physical address.

TWU’s Marketing and Communication department recommends that graduates send their personalized press release to their chosen newspapers by July 7 to ensure timely publication.

  • DISCLAIMER: Sending a press release announcing your graduation to your local newspaper(s) does not guarantee publication. Newspapers are under no obligation to publish anything sent to them, either by an individual or the university.
  • Please note that sending a graduation announcement press release to your local newspaper is free. Some newspapers also may sell space for printing graduation announcements. It is up to the graduate to decide whether to pay for this announcement.

For more information, contact:
Karen Garcia
(940) 898-3472

Page last updated 10:06 AM, June 30, 2017