UT Commencement 2002  

General Information

Tickets for Programs

Tickets are required for many of the programs throughout the weekend for both degree candidates and their guests.

Several college/school/department programs require tickets for guests to ensure their safety due to increasing participation. Degree candidates should check with their representatives for details.

All degree candidates participating in the evening Commencement on May 18 are required to present a ticket when lining up for the Grand Procession. Tickets will be available beginning May 1 at the Frank Erwin Center and the Performing Arts Center box offices. Tickets are for degree candidates only and are free of charge. No tickets are required for guests. Tickets are not available by phone. They must be picked up in person by presenting a UT ID. Seating for guests is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Processional Tickets may be picked up beginning Wednesday, May 1 at:

The Performing Arts Center Box Office
(23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive)
Open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
Special hours Friday, May 17th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

and the

Frank Erwin Center Red River Box Office
(1701 Red River)
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Special hours Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Academic Dress, Invitations and Announcements

Academic regalia for degree candidates is traditional for college, school, and department ceremonies and the University-wide Commencement. Academic regalia, printed invitations and announcements for mailing to family and friends are available for purchase from the University Co-op at the following locations: new Co-op Annex at 2304 Guadalupe (512) 476-7211, Ext. 8210; 2902 Medical Arts (512) 472-6156; and 2237 East Riverside (512) 447-4376 or via the Web at http://www.coop-bookstore.com/graduation.

Undergraduates should purchase regalia by May 1 to be assured of a stole in the color of their college or school. The deadline for renting Ph.D. regalia is April 26. Law students may wear the traditional sunflower attire.

Services for Students and Visitors with Disabilities

Special services are available to accommodate needs for individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact the appropriate office listed below at least three days prior to arrival at the Commencement activities. More information regarding disability resources on campus is available on the Web at http://www.utexas.edu/disability/.

For information on services for the University-wide ceremony on Saturday evening, please call SSD in the Office of the Dean of Students, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at (512) 471-6259 or by TDD at (512) 471-4641 prior to 5:00 p.m. on May 17. On Saturday, May 18 information is available by calling the University Police Department at (512) 471-4441 or by TDD (512) 471-4777. While every effort will be made, the University may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests.

For information on services at the Frank Erwin Center, please call (512) 471-7744. For information on services at the Performing Arts Center, Bass Concert Hall, Bates Recital Hall and Hogg Auditorium, please call the PAC Patron Services Office at (512) 471-0610. For other venues, please consult the attached schedule and contact the coordinators listed.


Parking for Commencement activities is free in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis. On Friday, all University parking garages will be available in addition to campus lots marked "C" Parking. On Saturday, with the exception of spaces marked "At All Times," all University parking garages as well as most surface lots are available.

Parking Garages are located as follows: PG1, San Jacinto Boulevard and 24th Street; PG2, 25th and San Antonio Streets; PG3, MLK Boulevard and Brazos Street; PG4, University Avenue and 27th Street; PG5, Robert Dedman Drive and Clyde Littlefield Drive; PG6, Speedway and 27th Streets; and PG7, Trinity Street and MLK Boulevard. Additional parking information is available on the Web at http://www.utexas.edu/parking/park/visitor.htm.

Remote Viewing Sites

Families and friends of graduating students may prefer to view Commencement preparations and the ceremony in the comfort of an indoor, air-conditioned space. The following rooms offer remote indoor viewing of the university-wide ceremony on Saturday, May 18. Rooms open and telecasts begin at 6 p.m and continue until the ceremony ends (about 10 p.m.).

UTC 2.112A
FAC 21
Hogg Auditorium
Batts Auditorium, Room 7

University Housing

Degree candidates living in University residence halls may apply to stay on campus in a central location through Saturday, May 18. Instructions will be mailed to graduating seniors in mid-April.

Commemorative Texas Style™ Commencement Items

T-shirts, a video of the University-wide ceremony, Tower fireworks photo, as well as other commemorative items are available for purchase via the Internet at http://www.utexas.edu/texas-style/commtxstyle.html.

Call for Graduates’ Stories

Degree candidates are invited to respond to a few questions about their UT experiences for possible use in Commencement publications. For an online questionnaire, visit our Web page at http://wnt.utexas.edu/~exploreut/events/commencement/2002/stories.cfm.

Area Accommodations

Please visit our visitor website at http://www.utexas.edu/visitors/visiting.html or contact the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.austintexas.org/ or by telephone at (512) 478-0098 or 1-800-926-2282.

General Information

For more information on Commencement 2002 activities, please telephone the Office of Relationship Management and University Events at (512) 471-7753. On Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, information centers throughout campus will offer schedules, maps, listings for campus museum and gallery attractions, and details on food and beverage services, campus stores, remote telecasts for the Saturday evening Commencement, and other Commencement information.

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23 May 2002
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