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Commencement 2011

General Information for All Faculty

The following information is for faculty members attending the 128th Spring Commencement of The University of Texas at Austin on Saturday evening, May 21, at the Tower. Your participation is important to graduating students and their families, and we hope you will be able to attend. Details follow:

Academic Regalia
Regalia are worn at the evening ceremony. The deadline for renting doctoral regalia from the University Co-op is April 18. The University Co-op has established a free loan regalia program for faculty attending the Saturday evening university-wide Commencement. If you have an interest in this program, please see information on the Faculty Regalia Loan Program.

Processional Route and Seating for Faculty
Faculty have a visible and central ceremonial role in the evening Commencement. Faculty process from the Main Building, down the South Mall toward Littlefield Fountain where they form an honor line for the student procession. During the ceremony, faculty are seated on raised platforms so they can view the proceedings and be seen by the audience.