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Public seating for the University-Wide Commencement Ceremony will be available on a first come, first served basis. Standing will not be allowed in outdoor areas configured for seating. Guest seating will be provided in adjacent indoor locations beginning at 6 p.m.  These sites will feature a live video telecast in an air-conditioned setting.  Commencement officials will be available to direct guests to indoor viewing areas.


Indoor Viewing Sites

Families and friends of graduating students may prefer to view Commencement preparations and the University-wide ceremony on Saturday, May 17 in the comfort of an indoor, air-conditioned space. The following rooms offer remote indoor viewing of the ceremony. Rooms open and telecasts begin at 6 p.m and continue until the ceremony ends (about 10 p.m.).

Hogg Auditorium
Flawn Academic Center, Room 21
Batts Hall Auditorium
Jessen Auditorium (Homer Rainey Hall 2.104)
University Teaching Center, Room 2.112A
W. C. Hogg Building, Room 1.120



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; 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


Services for Students and Guests 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

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 16. On Saturday, May 17 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.


Area Accommodations

Please visit our visitor Web site at or contact the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau at or by telephone at (512) 478-0098 or 1-800-926-2282.



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