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Liberal Arts Joint Commencement

Information for Guests


Guest seating at the Frank Erwin Center will open at 10:30 a.m. Commencement lasts approximately two hours. Tickets are not required for the joint ceremony. Air horns are not allowed in the Erwin Center. Ushers will check for and confiscate air horns.

Security Procedures
Photography
Parking and Directions
Live Webcast
Services for Guests with Disabilities


Security Procedures

Because of heightened security concerns, additional safety procedures will be in place for all commencement ceremonies and all commencement venues. Backpacks, tote bags or any bags larger than 12 inches in any dimension will not be allowed into the Erwin Center. For further details, including a list of prohibited items, please see the Frank Erwin Center's Enhanced Security Plan.

Photography

During the ceremony, each degree candidate will cross the stage and be congratulated. A professional photographer will be present. Candidates will have the option of purchasing photographs in the weeks following the ceremony, but there is no obligation to do so.

Parking and Directions

Information regarding parking and directions can be found on the University Events website, and the Parking and Transportation Services website. Please note that due to construction, parking and access to the Frank Erwin Center will be affected.

Live Webcast

The College of Liberal Arts will be broadcasting its commencement ceremony live over the Internet on Friday, May 19 at 11 a.m. CST.

Services for Guests with Disabilities

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 contact Crystal McCallon at 512-232-2973 at least five days before the ceremony.