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2019 Commencement Information

The College of Liberal Arts hosts eight commencement ceremonies. Students should attend the ceremony applicable to their major. The Liberal Arts Joint Ceremony is intended for majors not represented by a department ceremony. For those eligible to attend more than one ceremony, all Liberal Arts majors are read for each student, regardless of which ceremony you attend. All students are also invited to attend the University-wide Ceremony.

Ceremony Schedule | Student Information | Guest Information

Liberal Arts Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Friday, May 24, 2019

Government | Gregory Gym, 8:30 a.m. | Jenna Bacorn, 512-232-7259
*History | Hogg Auditorium, 10 a.m. | History Advising Office, 512-471-7670
Liberal Arts Joint Ceremony | Erwin Center, 11:30 a.m. | Katie Lathrop, 512-232-5749
Psychology | Gregory Gym, 6 p.m. | Gina Pollard, 512-471-5175
English | Bass Concert Hall, 6 p.m. | Yollie Fierro Ulloa, 512-471-5736

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Economics  | Gregory Gym, 9 a.m. | Katherine Foster
**Plan II  | Hogg Auditorium, 9 a.m. | Mary Dillman, 512-471-1442
**Mexican American Studies | Student Activities Center Auditorium 1.402, 10 a.m. | Natasha Saldana, 512-471-2134
University-wide Ceremony | Main Mall, 8 p.m. |

*Guest tickets required. History students who do not apply to graduate or sign the walk list by April 8 cannot be guaranteed guest tickets.

**Guest tickets required.

Commencement Information for All Students

The May commencement ceremonies are intended to honor the graduates and degree candidates for the entire academic year (fall 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019).

Participation in a College of Liberal Arts commencement ceremony does not constitute graduation from The University of Texas at Austin.


Currently enrolled students can apply to graduate February 7 – April 8, 2019. Students who graduated in fall, or will graduate in summer, and wish to walk in the ceremony can sign up for the walk list in person in Gebauer (GEB) 2.306 through April 8, 2019. A full list of important deadlines is listed on the Application page.

Ceremony Recognition

During all Liberal Arts ceremonies, students will walk across the stage and have their names and Liberal Arts majors read.


Academic regalia (cap, gown, tassel, and stole) are required for all ceremonies, 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 12, 2019. Students should wear business casual attire underneath their regalia. Only academic related additions to the regalia will be allowed (i.e. Honor Cords, Honor Society sashes, etc.)

Commencement Information for All Guests

Ceremony Recognition

During all Liberal Arts ceremonies, students will walk across the stage and have their names and Liberal Arts majors read.


A professional photographer from Flash Photography will be present at all ceremonies to photograph each student crossing the stage. 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 Commencement website, and the Parking and Transportation Services website. Please note that visitor traffic is significant during commencement days and you should anticipate longer travel and parking times.

Services for Guests with Disabilities

Guests who require accommodations due to a disability are asked to reach out to the ceremony contact at least five days before the ceremony.