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Spring 2014 Convocation for Graduating Students

Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Texas Performing Arts Center's Bass Concert Hall

School of Nursing Ceremony Information

The School of Nursing Spring 2014 Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Bass Concert Hall, 23rd and Robert Dedman Drive. More details will follow later in the semester 
about the ceremony and line-up.


Dean Stuifbergen, student representatives, and our convocation speaker, Luci Baines Johnson will address the graduates. A convocation program will be given to each degree candidate at the ceremony.


All UT parking garages will be free and open to the public on Friday, 5/16. The San Jacinto Garage (2401 San Jacinto) and Manor Garage (2017 Robert Dedman Dr) are near Bass Concert Hall. Parking is also unrestricted in all “C” lots on these days. Disabled parking is available along the east side of Robert Dedman Drive. Please allow adequate time for parking. Additional parking information is available at the Parking and Transportation Website.

Academic Regalia

Academic Regalia Required: Caps and gowns can be obtained from the University Co-op. Complete information on purchase or rental of caps is available at the University Co-op website.

PhD Regalia: Doctoral Regalia prices currently pending March 21, 2014 is the date your purchase should be made. The deadline for rentals is April 4, 2014.

Masters Regalia: Purchase price is currently pending for the cap, gown, tassel and hood. The date this should be arranged no later than May 2, 2014.

BSN Regalia: Purchase price is currently pending for the cap, gown, stole and tassel. The date this should be arranged no later than May 9, 2014.

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.

Photography: A photographer will be at the ceremony to take pictures of each candidate as they are congratulated by Dean Stuifbergen. 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

Special Assistance for Graduates & Guests

Guests will enter Bass Concert Hall through the front lobby. The doors to the Concert Hall will open at approximately 11:45 am. Guests with mobility impairments should enter through the southeast front entrance of the Concert Hall (there is a ramp at this entrance) and should arrive by 11:15 am. A house manager will admit and seat these guests before the lobby opens.

If guests will require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Christina Jarvis (232-4799) as soon as possible.

For the University Wide Commencement please check the website Services for People with Disabilities.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Office. We look forward to seeing all of you on Friday, May 16th.