The official graduation date for Spring 2013 is Saturday, May 18.
Those graduating in December 2012, May 2013 and August 2013, are invited to participate in the Sunflower Ceremony, the commencement ceremony for the School of Law. All participants must fill out the Sunflower Ceremony Survey before noon, April 1, 2013.
The 2013 Sunflower Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Frank Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center. Degree candidates, their families and friends are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class.
Degree candidates will assemble at 2:45 PM in the Lone Star Room. Family members and friends are invited to come and celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class.
Senator Rodney Ellis, '79, will give the keynote address.
|8:00 AM - 2:30 PM||Law School open for self-guided tours|
|2:45 PM||Graduates assemble in Lone Star Room, Erwin Center|
|3:30 PM||Sunflower Ceremony|
|5:30 PM||Reception in the Susman Godfrey Atrium|
|7:00 PM||Graduates assemble for University-wide Commencement.|
Traditional regalia for the Law School's Sunflower Ceremony is "business attire", with a sunflower, which a Dean will pin on your lapel as you graduate.
"Business attire" means what you would wear in the courtroom. The Sunflower Ceremony is a formal event commemorating your graduation from a professional school; additionally, there are always many prestigious guests in attendance. While white suits have been a longstanding tradition from the Law School’s beginning, business suits and professional dress of any hue are appropriate "business attire" for both men and women. Business attire does not mean business casual. Flip flops and non-professional shoes are not appropriate. Coat and tie are required for men. Dresses and blouses with spaghetti straps, low necklines, small straps, or straps of any kind are not appropriate attire for women. Sleeveless dresses walk the line; a jacket is always appropriate if you’re unsure. All students are asked to use good professional judgment. Shorts or other casual clothing are not appropriate for the Sunflower Ceremony.
The University-wide Commencement includes all levels of graduating UT students and will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, with students assembling at 7:00 PM on the Main Mall by the UT Tower building. The Grand Procession of Degree Candidates will begin at 8:00. These exercises will last approximately two hours.
You may wear regalia (cap and gown), or the Law School's Sunflower Ceremony traditional regalia, which is "business attire" (see description above). Caps and gowns can be ordered at the Graduation Center at the Co-Op Annex on the Drag. The rental deadline is Friday, April 5, 2013. More information can be found on the Co-Op website at www.universitycoop.com.
A ticket will be required for each graduate to participate in the UT Commencement. Guests do not need tickets. Updated information on University-wide Commencement is available at http://events.utexas.edu/commencement/spring2013.