I invite you to join us for the 128th Spring Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin. Our Commencement ceremony is one of the most uplifting and enjoyable events I have ever experienced. Graduating students celebrate their achievements in front of the Tower with classmates, family and friends. It is a memorable evening filled with music, tradition, and spectacular fireworks.
Commencement provides the opportunity for each of us to look at the world from a different perspective. As we gaze upon the horizon that illuminates the end of daily discoveries on campus as well as the beginning of those beyond, we pause for a brief moment to celebrate our shared value that emanates from expanding knowledge and human understanding.
Inspired by the innovative spirit of Texas — the spirit that nothing is impossible — each graduate embarks on a new journey. Our graduates leave empowered to do their best and equipped to fulfill our shared purpose of transforming lives for the benefit of society.
I congratulate our graduates and offer my sincere appreciation to parents, friends and family members for their roles in shaping the lives of these extraordinary students.
William Powers, Jr., President
William Powers Jr.