UT Commencement

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Location: 
UT Tower
Date: 
May 18, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The University-wide Commencement Ceremony of The University of Texas at Austin is held each spring to mark the completion of another academic year in the life of the institution and to celebrate the cumulative accomplishment of a distinguished community of scholars — graduates of The University of Texas at Austin — as they transition from students to alumni.

SCHEDULE:

5:00 p.m. Commencement Seating Area Open

6:30 p.m. The University of Texas Steel Pan Ensemble Performance

7:00 p.m. Tower Carillon Concert

7:20 p.m. Commencement Concert: 
     The University of Texas at Austin Chamber Singers
     The University of Texas at Austin Concert Chorale
     The University of Texas at Austin Wind Ensemble
     Butler School of Music • College of Fine Arts

8:00 p.m. Grand Procession of Degree Candidates

     Commencement Ceremony
     President Bill Powers
     Presiding

     Commencement Address
     Sanya Richards-Ross
     2012 Olympic Gold Medalist
     2010 Outstanding Young Texas Ex
     The University of Texas at Austin

     Presentation of Degree Candidates 
     Deans of Academic Colleges and Schools

     Conferring of Degrees
     Illumination of the Tower in Orange Honoring Degree Candidates

     Grand Finale
     “The Eyes of Texas”
     Fireworks Celebration