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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. Highlights follow:

124th Spring Commencement Ceremony, May 19, 2007

Degree candidates, their families and friends are invited to the university-wide Commencement, the most important event of the academic year. A ceremony rich in tradition, it is held in the heart of UT’s historic campus, at the Tower. An evening of unforgettable sights and sounds will pay tribute to the Class of 2007: heraldic banners and ceremonial flags rippling in the soft spring breeze, triumphant fanfares and exquisite voices in song, marshals with ceremonial maces held aloft leading a grand procession of students and faculty in regalia of every color and hue, 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.

College, School and Department Convocations

Convocation ceremonies, hosted by the various colleges, schools and departments, are occasions when these components celebrate their graduates' achievements with individualized honors and traditions. The convocations provide photo opportunities for candidates' families to capture moments such as the hooding of doctor's and master's 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 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.

Great Texas Ex-it!

The Texas Exes invite members of the Class of 2007 and their families to a Commencement weekend open house for a free glass of champagne and refreshments.

The Great Texas EX-IT will take place on Friday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Boulevard.

Graduates are invited to bring their family and friends to the Alumni Center to celebrate their big day with a complimentary champagne toast and snacks. With uniquely Longhorn décor, live music and photo opportunities with Bevo, the Great Texas Ex-it is the perfect place to toast your future.  Graduates who sign up for a Life Membership by Saturday, May 19th will receive a $200 discount.  Stop by to take advantage of this limited opportunity.  For more information about the Texas Exes, please visit





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