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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Plan II Honors Commencement 2014

PLAN II GRADUATION INFORMATION

Saturday, May 17th :: Hogg Auditorium :: 9:00am

(1) **Ticket information for Plan II Honors Graduation** 

Who needs a ticket, and why?
 
Graduating Plan II Honors seniors do NOT need a ticket for the Plan II Honors Graduation ceremony.  However, because seating is limited, all guests must have a ticket to enter the Hogg Memorial Auditorium.
 
How many tickets may I have?
 
Each graduating senior may pick up SIX (6) tickets for family and guests.
 
Why only six tickets?
 
Because seating is limited, we will not have more tickets than available seats.  Therefore, we expect that seniors will not pick up more tickets than they intend to use. Please do not pick up six tickets if you know you will only have 4 or 5 guests!
 
May I have more than six tickets?
 
If you really intend to use them (see above), but only after all seniors have had a chance to get their tickets (see below).
 
When may I pick up my tickets?
 
From MONDAY, APRIL 21 THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 2, at the Plan II Honors Program office front desk.
 
How do I get my tickets?
 
Each senior will be asked to sign for the number of tickets they are picking up.   NOTE:  This is the time to check the spelling of your name, your other major(s) and degree(s).
 
May I ask a friend (or another graduate) to pick up my tickets for me?
 
NO. You should absolutely NOT ask any friends to pick up extra Plan II graduation tickets for you.  It's a good way to get NO tickets.
 
Each Plan II graduating senior should claim only the number of tickets he/she needs for their own family members.  We have always had enough tickets for everyone who needs extra tickets, precisely because those who need fewer tickets only pick up the number of tickets that they actually need.
 
What if I miss the deadline?
 
Tickets will not be reserved for seniors who do not pick up tickets on or before May 2.
 
How can I get more than six tickets?
 
BEGINNING ON MONDAY, MAY 5, all remaining Plan II Honors Graduation tickets will be released on a ''first-come, first-served'' basis to those seniors who expect more than 6 guests.  If you show up and tickets are available, you can get them.  If you show up late and they are gone....that’s that.

(2) **Plan II Graduation Ceremony Information**

SENIORS MUST ARRIVE at the Flawn Academic Center (FAC) 21 at 8:00 am (EIGHT O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING!)
Saturday, May 17, 2014.

FAC 21 is the auditorium at ground level on the Texas Union side of the Flawn Academic Center. You may enter through the glass doors off the Union patio (across from Wendy's) or from the 1st floor lobby of the FAC (at entrance to Undergraduate Library) go down the stairs at the west end (Union-side end) of the lobby.

WHAT TO TELL/GIVE YOUR FAMILY

Give your family/guests their tickets BEFORE SATURDAY!  You will not be with them for AT LEAST one hour prior to the ceremony.

Do not bring any items that will not fit in your pockets or a small purse that can tuck UNDER your graduation robe. There is NO place to leave items during the ceremony-- the room will not be "manned" or locked and you will NOT return to this room after commencement.  Do not carry a bunch of junk in your arms or over your shoulder as you walk across the stage.  

Do not bring items for your guests/family members: you will not see each other before the ceremony.

RECEPTION

We would like to invite each of you to our commencement reception honoring our Plan II graduates immediately following this ceremony. Students, parents, and faculty can relax and greet one another over a light brunch buffet. 

The reception is being held in the Texas Union Ballrom, just a few steps away from Hogg Auditorium.

PARKING

All the UT parking garages are free on Saturday. 

The San Antonio UT Parking Garage (24th and San Antonio) is the closest parking to the Commencement Ceremony Hogg Auditorium.

2: SATURDAY EVENING UT CEREMONY

PROCESSION TICKETS
If you plan to participate in the University-wide ceremony, YOU MUST PICK UP A TICKET to line up and participate in the Grand Procession. Tickets will be collected. Without a ticket, you will not be guaranteed a seat. Pick up your free ticket with your UT student ID up to Saturday at 4 p.m. at the following locations:

Texas Performing Arts Box Office
(23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive)
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
Special hours Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Frank Erwin Center Red River Box Office
(1701 Red River Street)
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
Special hours Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ASSEMBLY AREA FOR GRAND PROCESSION
All graduates line up south of Littlefield Fountain between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Staff and posted signs will direct you to your assembly location in this area. The Grand Procession begins at 8 p.m. You will be grouped by college/school and proceed up the South Mall to the Main Mall where you will be seated.

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER
Although current weather predictions for Saturday evening are generally favorable, the situation could change unexpectedly. The ceremony will not move from the Main Mall if there is severe weather. You and your guests are encouraged to review inclement weather plans in advance at:

http://www.utexas.edu/commencement/2014/inclement_weather.html

Should there be changes to the regularly scheduled program, they will be announced through a number of university communication channels.

The College of Liberal Arts

Information for Visitors Coming from Outside of Austin

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