College of Liberal Arts


header image

2014 Fall Commencement Information

All fall undergraduate degree candidates must meet their degree requirements and apply to graduate by
November 4, 2014.  Participation in the College of Liberal Arts commencement ceremony does not constitute graduation from The University of Texas at Austin.

Students can apply to graduate starting September 15, 2014.  To apply to graduate, go to the Graduation Section of our website and click on “Application.”  Some students may need to apply to graduate in person in GEB 2.306. Complete Liberal Arts commencement information will be emailed to each student.

Fall Ceremony Information

All Liberal Arts undergraduate degree candidates are invited to participate in the Liberal Arts commencement ceremony.

The Liberal Arts fall commencement ceremony will be held at the Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River Street, on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 3 p.m.  Tickets are not required for the ceremony. Guest seating will open at 2 p.m.  Commencement lasts approximately two hours. 


Academic regalia (cap and gown) are required for all ceremonies (except ROTC Joint Commissioning), and may be purchased from the University Co-op. Cap tassels and stoles for the College of Liberal Arts are white. The deadline to order regalia is November 28, 2014. 


Enter the Erwin Center through the Red River Street entrance. Please arrive at the Lone Star Room in the Erwin Center at 2 p.m. to check in with a Liberal Arts staff member and obtain a name card (which will be read as you cross the stage).

During the Ceremony

Do not bring any valuables that you cannot carry with you at all times, as you will not be able to leave anything in the preparation room. A professional photographer will take your picture as you cross the stage. Information on ordering photographs will be included in the commencement program.

Air horns are not allowed in the Erwin Center. Ushers will check for air horns and if found, they will be confiscated.

Parking and Directions

Information regarding parking and directions can be found on the Frank Erwin Center’s website and The University of Texas at Austin commencement website.

Live Webcast

The College of Liberal Arts will be broadcasting its commencement ceremony live over the Internet on Saturday, December 6, at 3 p.m. CST. Please return to this webpage for the broadcast, which will begin to air at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.

The Liberal Arts Commencement ceremony can also be viewed here

Services for Students And Guests with Disabilities


Special services are available to accommodate the needs of degree candidates with disabilities who will be participating in commencement activities. Degree candidates who require accommodations due to a disability are asked to email Carmen Hoffman or call at 512-232-5749 at least five days before the ceremony.


Guests with mobility issues should be dropped off at Lot 118, north of the Frank Erwin Center, and then enter through the north entrance. Ushers will be at these doors to help guests to the elevators and seating. Cell phones will work in the Erwin Center, so the person parking the car will be able to contact their family/friends in the Erwin Center.

Guests with hearing impairments should email Carmen Hoffman or call at 512-232-5749 at least five days before the ceremony.


If you have questions regarding commencement, please email Carmen Hoffman or call at 512-232-5749.