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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Plan II Honors Commencement Convocation

The Plan II student graduation event: 9:00 am, Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Hogg Memorial Auditorium. Tickets required for family and guests.

Posted: March 21, 2010
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See:  Plan II Commencement Information

Plan II Honors Commencement Speaker: 

James Scott, Plan II Honors and Math, May 2005.  Marshall Scholar.  Assistant Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, Red McCombs School of Business.

Student Speaker: 

Christopher Smith  

Plan II Chad Oliver Teaching Award recipient:

Professor James Vick, Mathematics

Reception:

The commencement convocation ceremony will be immediately followed by a light brunch reception in the Texas Union Ballroom.

Ticket information for Plan II Honors Convocation:

Graduating Plan II Honors graduating seniors do NOT need a ticket for the Plan II Honors Graduation Convocation.

All other guests must have a ticket to enter the Hogg Memorial Auditorium. Disregard ''balcony'' or ''orchestra'' designation on tickets: THERE IS NO RESERVED GUEST SEATING. Seating is ''first-come, first-seated.''

The doors to Hogg Auditorium will not open until 8:30 am.

NOTA BENE: Graduating seniors who walk in the evening University-wide ceremony on Saturday night DO need a ticket.

Parking: 

The most convenient parking for the Plan II Graduation Convocation should be readily available in UT Parking Garage #2 on San Antonio Street (one block west of Guadalupe Street) between 24th Street and 25th Street.  On May 21 and May 22 no permits are required and no charges will be incurred at University garages.

Guest drop-off for seniors and those with disabilites is possible at the front door of Hogg Memorial Auditorium. There is very limited disabled parking at Hogg Auditorium on Saturday, May 22. If driving east on 24th Street, turn right at Inner Campus Drive and right again at the Yield Sign at the turtle pond. This will take you to the front of the Hogg Memorial Auditorium where you may drop-off guests before parking at another spot. You must mention ''Plan II Honors commencement at Hogg Auditorium'' to the guard to be allowed entrance to the inner campus area.

PUBLIC SEATING, INDOOR VIEWING, PARKING AND GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES

Make it easy on your family and friends attending the university-wide ceremony by sharing advance information on general seating at the Tower, nearby air-conditioned venues, parking and services for guests with disabilities. Details are available on the pull-down menu titled "Family & Friends" on the Commencement Web site at:  http://www.utexas.edu/commencement/2010/

PROCESSION TICKETS FOR SATURDAY EVENING CEREMONY, MAY 22

To assure each graduate a seat at the evening university-wide Commencement on the Main Mall, you MUST present a Procession Ticket
in order to line up and participate in the Grand Procession. Tickets will be collected. Without a ticket, you will not be guaranteed a
seat, so please pick up your ticket in advance of the ceremony.  Procession Tickets are free and now available with your UT student ID
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 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 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 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTIFICATION

The university-wide Commencement ceremony will be conducted outside on the main mall and will not be relocated in the event of inclement weather. If there are any changes to the regularly scheduled program, they will be announced through a number of university communication channels. To stay up-to-date:

1) Sign up for emergency text message notifications through UT Direct: (https://utdirect.utexas.edu/emer_notify/index.WBX).
2) Follow the university's Twitter feed at: twitter.com/UTAustin.
3) Join the university's Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/UTAustinTX.
4) Monitor the university's Emergency Preparedness Web site at  www.utexas.edu/emergency for updates.

Cap and Gowns:

University Co-op   Bachelors Regalia Set (cap, gown, stole, and tassel):  $49.98

March 3:  Graduation Department Opens in the Co-op Outlet

May 14:  Last day for Bachelors students to purchase regalia.

 

Special Needs: 

Special services are available to accommodate needs for individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodations adaptive equipment, please contact Jennifer Scalora (512 471-1442) at least five days prior to Commencement activities. Campus resources and a map with details of accessibility on campus are available at Disability Resources Home. 

Students needing accommodations should also notify Jennifer Scalora (512 471-1442) and work with Services for Students with Disabilities (512 471-6259; TTY 512 471-4641).

 

Information for Visitors Coming from Outside of Austin

See more information on graduation at:

The College of Liberal Arts

and

The University of Texas Commencement 2010

(includes cool video and schedules of the two days of events and ceremonies)


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