All undergraduate degree candidates are invited to participate in Saturday evening's University-wide Commencement as well as their college or school graduation programs. All students earning graduate degrees are invited to take part in the master's or doctoral Graduate School convocations on Saturday morning, in the University-wide Commencement Saturday evening, and in the convocations of those colleges and schools that include both graduate and undergraduate students in their ceremonies, as indicated below with an asterisk(*).

Note: University-wide events appear in boldface type; college and school events appear in Roman type.

1:30 p.m.--Graduate School of Business Recognition Ceremony
Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Concert Hall

4 p.m.--ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Bates Recital Hall

8 a.m.--Graduate School Convocation (Master's Degree Candidates)
Bass Concert Hall

9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.--The Great TEXAS EX-it Open House
Lila B. Etter Alumni Center

9:30 a.m.--College of Business Administration
Frank C. Erwin, Jr., Special Events Center

10:30 a.m.--Graduate School Convocation (Doctoral Degree Candidates)
Bass Concert Hall

11 a.m.--Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Bates Recital Hall

12:30 p.m.--College of Natural Sciences
Erwin Center

1 p.m.--Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University Teaching Center 2.112A

1:30 p.m.--School of Social Work*
Bass Concert Hall

2 p.m.--School of Nursing* Lyndon B. Johnson Auditorium
Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 3

3 p.m.--College of Pharmacy
Marriott at the Capitol

3:30 p.m.--School of Architecture*
Texas Union Ballroom 3.202

3:30 p.m.--College of Liberal Arts
Erwin Center

4 p.m.--College of Education
Bass Concert Hall

8 p.m.--114th Spring Commencement, The University of Texas at Austin, South Terrace of the Main Building
(Erwin Center in the event of rain)

7 p.m. Carillon Prelude
7:20 p.m. Commencement Concert
8 p.m. Grand Procession
  • Grand Procession of Degree Candidates
  • Remarks
    Robert M. Berdahl, President,
    The University of Texas at Austin
  • Address
    Marian Wright Edelman
    Founder and President
    Children's Defense Fund
  • Certification of Degree Candidates and Conferring of Degrees
  • "The Eyes of Texas" and Recessional Music by The University of Texas Chamber Singers, Concert Chorale, Longhorn Band, and Wind Ensemble
  • SUNDAY, MAY 18
    9 a.m.--College of Communication
    Erwin Center

    10 a.m.--College of Fine Arts
    Bass Concert Hall

    12 noon--School of Law
    Erwin Center

    3 p.m.--College of Engineering*
    Erwin Center

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    19 December 96
    The University of Texas at Austin
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