The University of Texas at Austin celebrates the academic
attainment of our graduates with a full slate of Commencement activities. Please join us for a memorable weekend that honors
our graduates and welcomes families and friends.
The 116th Spring Commencement (Saturday evening). All graduates and
families and friends of degree candidates are invited to the University-wide
Commencement program, the most important event of The University's year. The
tradition-rich ceremony, set among
UT's historic buildings,
showcases the achievements of UT's students, particularly its
celebration includes a grand procession of degree candidates and faculty,
the traditional lighting of the Tower, the singing of the alma mater, and
the brilliant flare of fireworks. The sights and sounds will be unforgettable,
with colorful banners, students and faculty in academic regalia, a joyous
Commencement chorus joining with instrumental ensembles, and the remarks of
the distinguished speaker, William S. Livingston.
Graduate School Convocations (Saturday morning). Candidates for graduate
degrees are invited to University-wide convocations honoring their achievements.
Two separate convocations will recognize master's and doctoral candidates,
with hooding and individual recognition of each student.
Specific college and school graduation programs (Saturday and Sunday).
UT's fourteen academic colleges and schools conduct individual convocations
honoring their graduating students. Speakers and traditions unique to each
area are part of these programs, and degree candidates are recognized individually.
The Ex-Students' Association Great TEXAS EX-it Open House (throughout
Saturday). Graduates and their families are invited to celebrate and remember
the best of Texas at the Great TEXAS EX-it open house and champagne toast
at the Alumni Center, featuring Bevo and other UT traditions. The get-together
is a great chance to meet with friends, pick up a Texas Ex window decal, and
join The Ex-Students' Association.