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Spring 2018 Convocation for Graduating Students

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing students dressed on caps and gowns for their graduation ceremony.

Date: Friday, May 18th, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.
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, 23rd and Robert Dedman Drive. More details will follow later in the semester about the May 18th ceremony.


Dean Stuifbergen, student representatives, and our convocation speaker, Dr. Barbra Mann-Wall, Thomas A. Saunders III Professor in Nursing at the University of Virigina School of Nursing, 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, May 18th. 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.

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 School of Nursing ceremony.

Photography: A photographer will be at the ceremony to take pictures of each candidate as Dean Stuifbergen congratulates them. A card will be given to you to fill out for the announcement of your name prior to the ceremony. 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.

Bass Concert Hall Venue Policies

Bags brought into the venue must not exceed 14”w x 12”h x 6”d. Please return large bags to your vehicle  -  OR  -  Check your bag with Guest Services for a fee. Bags can be claimed when you are exiting the building.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: The following items may not be brought into the ceremony:
(some items may be checked in at Guest Services for a fee)

  • Outside Food & Beverages
  • Tripods
  • Large Bags or Backpacks
  • Large Signs
  • Noise Makers
  • Balloons
  • Glass Vases
  • Selfie-Sticks

Guests can call (512) 471-2787 for more information or if they have any questions.

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 11:10 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 Yaritza Ruiz (512-471-5237) 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 email Student Services Office or call us at (512) 232-4780. We look forward to seeing all of you on Friday, May 18th, 2018.

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