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Tickets for Programs

Tickets are required for some programs for degree candidates and their guests.

College, School and Department Convocations

Due to limited seating, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Department of History and Plan II ceemonies require tickets. Degree candidates for these ceremonies will receive information in official communications from their respective college, school or department. Questions should be directed to departmental representatives.

University-wide Ceremony

All degree candidates participating in the evening Commencement on May 20 are required to present a ticket when lining up for the Grand Procession. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, May 8, 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 at the following locations beginning Monday, May 8:

   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 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
   Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

   Frank Erwin Center Red River Box Office
   (1701 Red River Street)
   Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
   Special hours Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Assembly Area for the Grand Procession of Degree Candidates on Saturday Evening, May 20

All graduates should line up south of Littlefield Fountain between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Staff and posted signs will direct degree candidates to their college or school assembly locations in this general area. The Grand Procession begins at 8 p.m., proceeding up the South Mall to the Main Mall where degree candidates will be seated.


Academic Dress, Invitations and Announcements

Academic regalia for degree candidates is traditional for college, school, 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: Graduation Store in the Co-op Outlet at 2304 Guadalupe (512) 476-7211, Ext. 8210; 2902 Medical Arts (512) 472-6156; and 2237 East Riverside (512) 447-4376 or at

To ensure delivery of your invitations and announcements by Commencement, they will need to be purchased by May 1 and mailed by May 5.

Deadlines for Ordering Regalia

Undergraduate Degree Candidates

Master's Degree Candidates

Doctor's Degree Candidates
    Custom Purchase


May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006

April 2, 2006
April 23, 2006

Services for Degree Candidates with Disabilities

Special services are available to accommodate 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 contact their college, school or department representative so the proper arrangements can be made prior to arrival at Commencement programs. Services for students with disabilities are available through the Dean of Student's office. Please call Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (512) 471-6259 or by TDD at (512) 471-4641 prior to 5 p.m. On Saturday, May 20, 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.

University Housing

Degree candidates living in university residence halls may apply to stay on campus in a central location through Saturday, May 20. Instructions will be mailed to graduating seniors in mid April.

College, School and Department Contacts

For information on individual convocations and special events, please contact college, school and department representatives directly in advance. Please note that University offices will be closed on Saturday, May 20.

McCombs School of Business
    All Undergraduate Business Programs
    Dallas/Mexico City MBA
    Master of Business Administration
    Master of Professional Accounting
    Professional Program in Accounting
Fine Arts
Graduate Studies (Master's / Doctor's Degrees)
Jackson School of Geosciences
Liberal Arts
    Mexican American Studies
    Plan II Honors Program
    All Other Liberal Arts Programs
School of Information
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Natural Sciences
    (including Biological Sciences and the
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Social Work


Jeanne Crawford
Christina Ridder
Dean's Office
Kristi Delaney
Taylor Overstreet
Madeline Chauvin
Madeline Chauvin
Cindy Patiño
Courtney Myers
Ann Bedinger
Lydia Guenther
Andrea St. Lawrence
Glynis Morse
Reymundo Ramos

Prudence Ching
Zachary Bastian
Nancy Moses
Department Office
Elvira Prieto
Jennifer Scalora
Alice Andrews
Major José M. Loya, Jr., USAF
Tim Ashlock
Melba Claymon
Jeffery Patterson
Marisela Gonzalez

Sue Walker
Lisa Meyer
Julie Cunniff


(512) 471-0109
(512) 471-0682
(512) 471-0690
(512) 232-4623 (512) 471-7603
(512) 471-6559
(512) 471-6559
(512) 475-9166
(512) 471-3486
(512) 471-1166
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(512) 232-3618
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