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Plan II Honors Commencement Convocation

Mon, April 2, 2007

Speaker: Austin Ligon, Plan II '73, Founder, first president and first CEO of CarMax, Inc.

2006/2007 Plan II Chad Oliver Teaching Award recipient: Marjorie C. "Jorie" Woods

Student Speaker: Parth Gejji

Plan II Honors Dean's Distinguished Graduates: Michael Buhrmester, Manasi Deshpande, Lydia Eckhoff, Reid Long, Annalee Sweet and Tanvir Vahora

The May Plan II commencement convocation is for May and August graduates only. December graduates may walk in the University-wide ceremony, but not Plan II Honors.

Reception Follows

A reception and light brunch will immediately follow the ceremony at approximately 10:30 am in the Life Sciences Library in the Main Building, Room 220

Ticket information for Plan II Honors Convocation:

All guests must have a ticket to enter the Hogg Memorial Auditorium.

The doors to Hogg Memorial Auditorium will not open until 8:30 am.

Guest tickets for Plan II Honors students' family and friends are available for pick-up at the Plan II Honors front desk beginning at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 25 through 5:00 pm on Friday, May 4, 2007. Beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, May 7 until tickets are no longer available, students may pick up additional tickets (within reason) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each senior may request six (6) tickets.

Please do not pick up more tickets than you expect to use. Please do not pick up six tickets if you know you will only have 4 or 5 guests! You will cause your friends problems.

Tickets will not be reserved for seniors who do not pick up tickets on or before the deadline.

Plan II Honors students do NOT need a ticket for themselves for the Plan II Honors ceremony on Saturday morning at the Hogg Memorial Auditorium.

At the out-door 124th Spring University-Wide Commencement ceremony on Saturday night, May 19, 2007, STUDENTS need tickets, but family and guests do NOT need tickets.

Disregard "balcony" or "orchestra" designation on tickets: THERE IS NO RESERVED GUEST SEATING. Seating is "first-come, first-seated."

Invitations and Announcements:

Printed invitations and announcements for mailing to family and friends may be ordered from the University Co-op at each of its three locations:

2304 Guadalupe (512-476-7211, Ext. 8210);

2902 Medical Arts (512-472-6156); and

2237 East Riverside (512-447-4376) or via the web at:

Commencement invitations and announcements should be purchased by MONDAY, MAY 1 and mailed by FRIDAY, MAY 4 to ensure delivery.


The most convenient parking for the Plan II Graduation Convocation should be readily available in UT Parking Garage #2 on San Antonio Street (one block west of Guadalupe Street) between 24th Street and 25th Street.

On May 18 and May 19 no permits are required and no charges will be incurred at University garages.

Guest drop-off for seniors and those with disabilites is possible at the front door of Hogg Memorial Auditorium. There is very limited disabled parking at Hogg Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, May 19. If driving east on 24th Street, turn right at Inner Campus Drive and right again at the Yield Sign at the turtle pond. This will take you to the front of the Hogg Memorial Auditorium where you may drop-off guests before parking at another spot. You must mention "Plan II Honors commencement at Hogg Auditorium" to the guard to be allowed entrance to the inner campus area.

Special Needs:

Special services are available to accommodate needs for individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodations adaptive equipment, please contact Jennifer Scalora (512 471-1442) at least five days prior to Commencement activities. Without five days notice, we regret that we may not be able to complete arrangements for special accommodations.

Campus resources and a map with details of accessibility on campus are available at Disability Resources Home.

Students needing accomodations should also notify Jennifer Scalora (512 471-1442) and work with Services for Students with Disabilities (512 471-6259; TTY 512 471-4641).

See the Schedule of all University College, School and Department Convocations

Participation in the Plan II Honors Program Graduation Convocation and/or the University Commencement does not constitute graduation for The University of Texas at Austin or completion of the Plan II Honors Program requirements.

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