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COMMENCEMENT

Longhorns, we applaud you as you approach the end of your academic program at the McCombs School of Business and The University of Texas at Austin. We’re proud of what you have achieved during your time here, and we’re ready to celebrate you.

Resources

  • Orange and white balloons at commencement

    Graduation Help

    The Graduation Help Desk consolidates all the tools available to help students stay on track to graduate and offers students assistance enrolling in classes required to fulfill their degree requirements. Graduation Help Desk staff work with students, advisors, and faculty to resolve roadblocks to timely graduation.
  • McCombs Connect

    Join McCombs Connect

    All McCombs alumni, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to join the McCombs Connect virtual community. Reconnect or create new connections, sign up to mentor students, or meet other McCombs community members with mutual interests. McCombs alumni can also access career coaching, workshops, events, and resources that will provide career support and connections for life.
2021 Winter Yard Sign
  • Show Your Pride

    Personalized invitations, yard signs and souvenirs are available for purchase in the (graduation department in the basement).

McCombs Commencement Schedule

 

DateProgramTime and LocationContact
Saturday, December 3 BBA  Bass Concert Hall, 3:30 p.m. Erica Garza
Saturday, December 3 MPA Program  Bass Concert Hall, 3:30 p.m. MPA Events

HOW TO WEAR YOUR CAP AND GOWN

FAQs

Can I indicate that a different name from what appears on my student records should be announced?

Yes, you may confirm the name that will be announced the day of the event.

Do I have to RSVP?

Yes, all graduates will need to RSVP. This guarantees that graduates will be included in registration sign up and keepsake program. The deadline is November 5. Graduates cannot participate without an RSVP.

Do guests need tickets to attend or do guests have to RSVP for the ceremony?

No. Guests do not need tickets or have to RSVP. There will not be a guest limit.

Do I need to wear a cap and gown? If so, where can I buy them?

A cap and gown, commonly referred to as "academic regalia," are traditionally worn during Commencement and may be purchased through the University Co-op. The Co-op also offers announcements, invitations, yard signs and other graduation items. You are welcome (and encouraged) to wear a cap and gown. Please note that in order to receive your regalia prior to the Commencement Weekend, orders must be placed by November 12.

How do I wear my cap and gown?

Watch this video. Please leave your hood in the bag until the day of graduation. Once you arrive on campus, you'll be able to take the hood out of its bag and put it on as is. You won't need to adjust your hood in any way.

 

What is the inclement weather policy?

As always, inclement weather could be an issue. The Commencement Ceremony will be held rain or shine. Please bring an umbrella and other suitable rain gear, if desired.

What COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place?

We encourage students and guests to practice healthy behaviors including staying home if sick. You can learn more about UT's health policies at Protect.utexas.edu

A member of my party has mobility or other accommodation requests. Where can I find more information?

Please visit the Accessibility Information for Guests page for more information and appropriate contacts.

What prohibited items do guests need to be aware of?

Please visit the Texas Performing Arts Venue for restrictions on prohibited items, bag sizes, and security protocols.

Photography

A professional photographer will be present. Photo can be ordered from Flash Photography.
Candidates will have the option of purchasing photographs.

Parking

View available UT parking lots and garages. You may also print a map of campus Visitor Parking areas.

Recommended Campus Parking

  1. San Jacinto Garage