Department of Geography and the Environment

Spring 2014 Commencement

Fri, May 16, 2014 | Liberal Arts Joint Ceremony- Erwin Center

11:30 AM

Spring 2014 Commencement

The Department of Geography and the Environment will hold its commencement in the College of Liberal Arts ceremony. There will also be another University-wide ceremony including all departments. 

Commencement Information

All fall 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.

Spring Ceremony Information

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.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Liberal Arts Joint Ceremony, Erwin Center, 11:30 a.m.

Carmen Hoffman, 512-232-5749 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

University-wide Ceremony, Main Mall, 8 p.m.

*Guest tickets required

Ceremony Recognition

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.


Academic regalia (cap and gown) are required for all ceremonies (except ROTC Joint Commissioning), and may be purchased from the University Co-op. Cap tassels and stoles for the College of Liberal Arts are white. The deadline to order regalia is May 9, 2014.

Liberal Arts Joint Commencement Ceremony

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. 


Enter the Erwin Center through the Red River Street entrance. Please arrive at the Lone Star Room in the Erwin Center at 10:30 a.m. to check in with a Liberal Arts staff member and obtain a name card (which will be read as you cross the stage).

During the Ceremony

Do not bring any valuables that you cannot carry with you at all times, as you will not be able to leave anything in the preparation room. A professional photographer will take your picture as you cross the stage. Information on ordering photographs will be included in the commencement program.
Air horns are not allowed in the Erwin Center. Ushers will check for air horns and if found, they will be confiscated.

Parking and Directions

Information regarding parking and directions can be found on the Frank Erwin Center’s website and The University of Texas commencement website.

For additional information, please visit the College of Liberal Arts website. 

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