For information on specific convocations and special events, please call colleges and schools directly. Contact information is listed at the bottom of this page. College and school offices will be closed on Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24.
Invitations and Announcements
Printed invitations and announcements for mailing to family and friends may be ordered from the University Co-op and Balfour Student Center, 2304 Guadalupe. Degree candidates may order personal name cards to include in their mailings; please allow extra time for printing.

Academic Dress
Academic regalia for degree candidates is traditional for the evening Commencement on May 23 and for school and college ceremonies on May 23 and 24. Graduating students should check with their particular college or school for instructions. Law students may wear the traditional sunflower ceremony attire to the evening Commencement ceremony. Academic dress may be ordered from the University-area businesses noted above.

University Housing
Degree candidates living in University housing may request to remain through the night of Saturday, May 23. Residence halls will close on Sunday, May 24, at 9 A.M.

Area Accommodations
Guests requesting information on hotel and motel availability should contact the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau at 512-478-0098 or 1-800-888-8AUS.

Tickets for Events
The Graduate School of Business and the College of Pharmacy host events for which tickets are required. Please contact those offices directly for information. All other events-including the University-wide 115th Spring Commencement, the Great Texas Ex-it, the University-wide Graduate School convocations, and most academic college and school convocations-are free and offer open seating.

Services for Students and Visitors with Disabilities
People with disabilities are asked to contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) in the Office of the Dean of Students (telephone 512-471-6259, TDD 512-471-4641) before their arrival for Commencement weekend activities. Members of that office will be pleased to provide accessibility maps, information on seating at the University-wide 115th Spring Commencement, and other services. Please contact colleges and schools directly for information on seating for individual convocations and special events. The SSD office will be open until 5 P.M. Friday, May 22, but will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Guests with disabilities may call the UT Police Department at 512-471-4441 for information when the Office of the Dean of Students is closed.

The University will provide ample free parking in designated sites during Commencement weekend. The UT parking garages at 24th and San Jacinto and at MLK and Speedway (just south of the Jester Center) are pay lots on Friday, May 22. On Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24, these garages will be open and free to the public. In addition, commercial parking lots are located off campus.

Commemorative Texas Style® Commencement Items
T-shirts, a video of the May 23rd ceremony, and more are available for purchase via the Internet at

Call for Stories
Degree candidates, please respond to a few questions about your experiences at UT, for possible use in Commencement publications. Visit our web page at for an online questionnaire.

General Information
For more information on Commencement 1998 activities, please telephone The University's Visitor Center at 512-471-6498. The University's Visitor Center at Sid Richardson Hall Unit 3, adjacent to the LBJ Library and Museum, will be open on Friday, 8 A.M.-4:30 P.M.; and Saturday, 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Several Commencement 1998 information centers will be located around campus on Saturday, which will offer maps, listings for campus museum and gallery attractions, and details on food and beverage service, campus stores, remote telecasts for the Saturday evening Commencement, and other information.

Colleges and Departments Contact Information

College/School • Representative • Phone (512)
Architecture • Ms. Nelda Lillie • 471-0109
Business • Student Records Division • 471-0690
Communication • Ms. Phyllis Akmal • 475-6375
Education • Ms. Yolanda Thomas • 471-3486
Engineering • Ms. Leea Mechling • 471-1166
Fine Arts • Student Division • 471-5011
Graduate School • Ms. Deidra Tyler • 471-7151
Law • Ms. Susana Alemán • 471-0325
Liberal Arts • Ms. Fran Chapman • 471-4141
Library and Information Science • Ms. Melba Claymon • 471-2297
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs • Ms. Courtney Brown • 471-8288
Natural Sciences • Ms. Janice Anderson • 471-3285
Nursing • Ms. Sue Walker • 471-7311, Ext. 204
Pharmacy • Ms. Linda Porterfield Brown • 471-3718
Social Work • Ms. Julie Cunniff • 471-0562

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17 March 1998
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