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Fall 2014 Convocation for Graduating Students

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 am.
Location: Texas Performing Arts Center's Bass Concert Hall

School of Nursing Ceremony Information

The convocation ceremony will be held in the Performing Arts Center’s Bass Concert Hall, located at 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive. Additional details will follow later in the semester regarding the ceremony and line-up.

Academic Regalia

Deadlines and Important Dates to Purchase Academic Regalia

  • October 1 *: Graduation Department opens in the lower level of the Main Co-op

  • October 10: Doctoral purchase deadline – for both Faculty and Students.
  • October 31: Last day to RENT doctoral (and faculty) regalia.
    **Note** The Faculty Loaner regalia that the Office of Relationship Management coordinates does not include a doctoral hood, so if faculty would like a hood they must place a rental order by this date to avoid a rush fee.
  • November 21: Last day for Masters Students to purchase regalia.
  • November 28: Last day for Bachelors Students to purchase regalia.

* The Co-op Graduation Department will be open early (at least an hour before the ceremonies begin) on graduation weekend – if anyone has lost an item or forgotten something.

Academic Regalia Pricing

The University Co-op is proud to offer Green Weaver caps and gowns for the bachelors and masters students again this season – each gown is made of 23 recycled water bottles! All of the information plus forms and pricing can be found in the Co-op’s Main Store or at University Co-op Online.

** All ONLINE Doctoral Rental orders should be placed before 10/11/14 at the link above. If you are ordering multiple rentals, please contact the Co-op for a bulk rental form.

Special Regalia Items

Bulk orders for honor cords or other special regalia items may be ordered through the Co-op – pricing varies by quantity and style.

Invitations and Announcements

A wide variety of package sizes are available and students may purchase personalized invitations as low as $15.00 for a set of 10. Turn-around time is 3-5 business days. We recommend students send invitations at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.

Store Locations

Students may shop at University Co-op Online or they may visit one of the following stores:

  • Graduation Department in the lower level of the Main Co-op at 2246 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX 78705 | 800-255-1896 option 9

  • Co-op East located at 2902 Medical Arts Austin, TX 78705 | 512-472-6156
  • ** Please note, Doctoral candidates should visit the Main Store location only.

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.


A photographer will be at the ceremony to take pictures of each candidate as Dean Stuifbergen congratulates them. A card will be given to each candidate to fill out for the announcement of his or her name. The photography company will also use the card to mail photos and graduates will be given the opportunity at that time to make a purchase.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Office. We look forward to seeing all of you on Saturday, December 6.