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Fall 2009 Convocation for Graduating Students

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Hogg Memorial Auditorium

The convocation ceremony will be held in the Hogg Memorial Auditorium.  You are to assemble at the Auditorium by 8:15 a.m. More details will follow later in the semester regarding the line-up and ceremony. Please view the map below for directions.

Parking: Parking for the ceremony should be readily available in the San Antonio Parking Garage, 2420 San Antonio.  This is one block west of Guadalupe, between 24th and 25th Street.

Academic Regalia: Caps and gowns can be obtained from the University Co-op.  The Graduation Department will open October 1. Complete information on purchase or rental of caps and gowns will be available on the University Co-op web site by October 1.  On the left side of this webpage, click on Graduation.

PhD Regalia: Purchase should be arranged by October 17. Rental is approximately $45.00 (mortar board, gown, and hood) or $65.00 (tam, gown and hood) and should be arranged by November 7.

Masters Regalia: Purchase is approximately $50.00 for the cap, gown, tassel and hood.  Should be arranged by November 21.

BSN Regalia: BSN regalia purchase is approximately $45.00 for the cap, gown, stole and tassel.  This should be arranged by November 28.

Invitations:Graduation announcements and invitations may be purchased at the Co-op as well as other locations. It takes about 3-5 business days after ordering to receive the invitations. 

Guest Tickets: Tickets will not be needed for your guests and there is no limit on the number of guests you may invite to the ceremony. However, if you plan to have more than 20 guests, please let Sue Walker know this.

Photography: A photographer will be at the ceremony to take pictures of each candidate as they are congratulated by Dean Sands. A card will be given to you to fill out for the announcement of your name. The photography company will also use the card to mail your photo and you will be given the opportunity at that time to make a purchase if you choose.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Office. We look forward to seeing all of you on Saturday, December 5.