Overview of Weekend
|The University of Texas at Austin celebrates
the academic attainment of our graduates with
a wide spectrum of Commencement activities
in a fun-filled and memorable weekend.
All degree candidates, families, and friends are invited to the University-wide Commencement ceremony, the most important event of the academic year. An occasion rich in tradition, it is held in the heart of UTs historic campus, at the Tower. An evening of unforgettable sights and sounds will pay tribute to the Class of 2001: heraldic banners and ceremonial flags rippling in the soft spring breeze triumphant fanfares and exquisite voices in song marshals with ceremonial maces aloft leading a Grand Procession of students and faculty in regalia of every color and hue inspiring words of distinguished speaker Steven Weinberg the dramatic lighting of the Tower at the moment degrees are conferred, all culminating with a brilliant flare of fireworks in the Texas sky. An unforgettable evening under the stars a ceremony like no other an experience to cherish for a lifetime.
Convocation ceremonies, hosted by the various colleges, schools, and departments, allow components of The University to celebrate the achievements of their graduates with individualized honors and traditions. The convocations provide photo opportunities for candidates families to capture moments such as the hooding of doctoral and masters students or a Dean shaking students hands as their names are called and they walk across the stage.
Candidates are advised to contact their representative listed below to verify the ceremonies for which they are eligible. The attached schedule notes times and locations and other pertinent information for college, school, and department convocations.
The Texas Exes invites members of the Class of 2001 and their families to a commencement weekend open house for a free glass of champagne and refreshments. The Great Texas EX-IT is on Friday, May 18 from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Saturday, May 19, from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto. Graduating students may sign over their $10 UT property fee, paid when they first enrolled, to receive a free two-year membership in the Texas Exes and a Texas Ex window decal. For more information about the Texas Exes, please visit www.TexasExes.org.
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