Plan II Honors Commencement 2016
FAC 21 is the auditorium at ground level on the Texas Union side of the Flawn Academic Center. You may enter through the glass doors off the Union patio (across from Wendy's) or from the 1st floor lobby of the FAC (at entrance to Undergraduate Library) go down the stairs at the west end (Union-side end) of the lobby.
WHAT TO TELL/GIVE YOUR FAMILY:
Give your family/guests their tickets BEFORE SATURDAY! You will not be with them for AT LEAST one hour prior to the ceremony.
Do not bring any items that will not fit in your pockets or a small purse that can tuck UNDER your graduation robe. There is NO place to leave items during the ceremony-- the room will not be "manned" or locked and you will NOT return to this room after commencement. Do not carry a bunch of junk in your arms or over your shoulder as you walk across the stage.
Do not bring items for your guests/family members: you will not see each other before the ceremony.
We would like to invite each of you to our commencement reception honoring our Plan II graduates immediately following this ceremony. Students, parents, and faculty can relax and greet one another over a light brunch buffet.
The reception will be in the Ballroom of the Texas Union (http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/unb.html), just a few steps away from Hogg Auditorium.
PARKING: All the UT parking garages are free on Saturday.
The San Antonio UT Parking Garage (24th and San Antonio; Map: http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/sag.html) is the closest parking to the Hogg Memorial Auditorium (http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/hma.html)
SATURDAY EVENING UNIVERSITY-WIDE CEREMONY
If you plan to participate in the University-wide ceremony, YOU MUST PICK UP A TICKET to line up and participate in the Grand Procession. Tickets will be collected. Without a ticket, you will not be guaranteed a seat. Pick up your free ticket with your UT student ID up to Saturday at 4 p.m. at the following locations:
Texas Performing Arts Box Office
(23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive)
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
Special hours Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Frank Erwin Center Red River Box Office
(1701 Red River Street)
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
Special hours Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ASSEMBLY AREA FOR GRAND PROCESSION
All graduates line up south of Littlefield Fountain between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Staff and posted signs will direct you to your assembly location in this area. The Grand Procession begins at 8 p.m. You will be grouped by college/school and proceed up the South Mall to the Main Mall where you will be seated.
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER
Although current weather predictions for Saturday evening are generally favorable, the situation could change unexpectedly. The ceremony will not move from the Main Mall if there is severe weather. You and your guests are encouraged to review inclement weather plans in advance at:
Should there be changes to the regularly scheduled program, they will be announced through a number of university communication channels.
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