All spring undergraduate degree candidates must meet their degree requirements and apply to graduate by March 31, 2014. Participation in the College of Liberal Arts commencement ceremony does not constitute graduation from The University of Texas at Austin.
Students can apply to graduate starting January 30, 2014. To apply to graduate, go to the Graduation Section of our website for the Application process . Some students may need to apply to graduate in person in GEB 2.306. Complete Liberal Arts commencement information will be emailed to each student.
The College of Liberal Arts hosts nine commencement ceremonies. Students are encouraged to attend the ceremony applicable to their major. The Liberal Arts Joint Ceremony is intended for those majors not represented by a department ceremony. Students with more than one major may choose to attend multiple ceremonies or attend one ceremony and have all of their majors read. All students are also invited to attend the university-wide ceremony.
Questions regarding ceremonies should be directed to the department contact listed below. Most department commencement websites will not be updated until after spring break.
Government, Gregory Gym, 8:30 a.m.
Jenna Bacorn, 512-232-7259
Liberal Arts Joint Ceremony, Erwin Center, 11:30 a.m.
Carmen Hoffman, 512-232-5749
ROTC Joint Commissioning, Bates Recital Hall, 3 p.m.
Elaine Vianello, 512-471-7649
History, Bass Concert Hall, 6 p.m.
History Advising Office, 512-471-7670
Economics, Gregory Gym, 9 a.m.
Michelle Calkum, 512-475-8507
Plan II*, Hogg Auditorium, 9 a.m.
Phillip Dubov, 512-471-2960
Center for Mexican American Studies, Student Activities Center, 10 a.m.
Natasha Saldana, 512-471-2134
English, Gregory Gym, 12:30 p.m.
Neal Ballard, 512-471-5736
Psychology, Gregory Gym, 3:30 p.m.
Selina Yanez, 512-471-5175
University-wide Ceremony, Main Mall, 8 p.m.
During the Liberal Arts joint ceremony and department ceremonies, students will walk across the stage and have their name and major read. At the university-wide ceremony, students graduate by college or school; individual names and majors are not read.
The Liberal Arts Joint Ceremony will be held at the Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River Street, on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are not required for the ceremony. Guest seating will open at 10:30 a.m. Commencement usually lasts approximately two hours.
**Please note that the area around the Erwin Center is under construction and we are expecting heavy traffic delays. Please see the map below for parking and accessibility information.**
The Liberal Arts Commencement ceremony can also be viewed here.
Guests with mobility issues should enter the Frank Erwin Center through Red River Street entrance. Ushers will be at these doors to help them to the elevator and seating. One person can enter the Red River Street entrance with the guest with mobility issues. Cell phones will work in the Erwin Center, so the person parking the car will be able to contact their family/friends in the Erwin Center.
Guests with hearing impairments should email Carmen Hoffman or call at 512-232-5749 at least five days before the ceremony.
The university-wide commencement ceremony will be on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 8 p.m., on the Main Mall.
Students must have tickets for the university-wide ceremony. Seating for guests at the university-wide ceremony begins at 5 p.m. and is first-come, first-seated. Guests do not need tickets for this ceremony.
For more information on tickets, parking, and other ceremony details, please go to www.events.utexas.edu/commencement/spring.