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2015 Fall Commencement Information

All fall undergraduate degree candidates must meet their degree requirements and apply to graduate by
November 3. Participation in the College of Liberal Arts commencement ceremony does not constitute graduation from The University of Texas at Austin.

Currently enrolled students can apply to graduate starting Monday, September 14, 2015. 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.

Liberal Arts Fall Commencement 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 5, 2015, 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, and may be purchased from the University Co-op. Caps, tassels, and stoles for all programs in the College of Liberal Arts are white. The deadline to order regalia is the Friday of Thanksgiving Break: November 27, 2015. 


Enter the Erwin Center through the Red River Street (west) 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 and confiscate air horns.


Information regarding parking can be found on the Frank Erwin Center’s website.

Live Webcast

The College of Liberal Arts will be broadcasting its commencement ceremony live over the Internet on Saturday, December 5, at 3 p.m. CST. 

Services For Students And Guests With Disabilities


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


Guests with mobility issues should enter the Frank Erwin Center through Red River Street entrance. Ushers will be at these doors to help them to the elevator and seating. One person can enter the Red River Street entrance with the guest with mobility issues. 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 contact Richard Bruce at 512-232-5749 at least five days before the ceremony.


If you have questions regarding commencement, please contact Richard Bruce at 512-232-5749.