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Commencement 2015

College, School and Department Convocation Schedule

Students earning graduate degrees are invited to their master's or doctoral Graduate School convocations on Saturday, May 23. In addition, those colleges, schools and departments noted below with an asterisk (*) include graduate degree candidates, along with undergraduate degree candidates, in their ceremonies.


Time: Ceremony:

Friday, May 22, 2015

8 a.m. McCombs School of Business (Undergraduate Ceremony)
Convocation Location: Frank Erwin Center
Contact: Wesley King (512) 471-2103
8:30 a.m. Department of Government*
College of Liberal Arts
Convocation Location: Gregory Gymnasium
Contact: Jenna Bacorn (512) 232-7259
8:30 a.m. College of Pharmacy
Convocation Location: Bass Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center
Contact: Sharla Brewer (512) 475-9753
10 a.m. Department of History
Convocation Location: Hogg Auditorium
Contact: Nancy Sutherland (512) 471-7670
Note: Tickets are required.
11:30 a.m. College of Liberal Arts
Convocation Location: Frank Erwin Center
Contact: Tess Pepmiller (512) 471-7352
All Liberal Arts students are invited to participate in the joint College of Liberal Arts convocation ceremony. Several departments also host individual ceremonies including: Government, History, Economics, Plan II, Mexican American Studies, English, and Psychology. Students in these ceremonies may choose to attend either their departmental ceremony, the joint ceremony or both. The dates and times for these individual ceremonies are listed separately in the schedule. Students in all departments not included in the list above should plan to participate in the joint College of Liberal Arts ceremony.
11:30 a.m. Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
McCombs School of Business

Convocation Location: Student Activity Center Auditorium, 1.402
Contact: Katie Stephens (512) 471-2012
Noon College of Education
Convocation Location: Gregory Gymnasium
Contact: Michael Dean (512) 471-3223
Noon School of Nursing*
Convocation Location: Bass Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center
Contact: Christina Jarvis (512) 232-4799
3 p.m. College of Fine Arts
Convocation Location: Bass Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center
Contact: Marie Du Mond (512) 475-7032
3 p.m. Joint ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Commissioning Location: Bates Recital Hall, Music Building & Recital Hall
Contact: Jessica Mahoney (512) 232-3336
3 p.m. Master in Professional Accounting (MPA)
McCombs School of Business

Convocation Location: Gregory Gymnasium
Contact: Stacy Abrams (512) 475-6897
3:30 p.m. Master of Science in Business Analytics
McCombs School of Business

Convocation Location: : Student Activity Center Auditorium, 1.402
Contact: Hillary Patterson (512) 471-3787
3:30 p.m. Moody College of Communication
Convocation Location: Frank Erwin Center
Contact: Cindy Patiño (512) 471-1553
6 p.m. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Recognition Ceremony
McCombs School of Business

Convocation Location: Gregory Gymnasium
Contact: Jamie Bandy (512) 471-1618
6 p.m. Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Convocation Location: Bass Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center
Contact: Neal Ballard (512) 471-5736
7 p.m. Cockrell School of Engineering*
Convocation Location: Frank Erwin Center
Contact: Annette Perrone (512) 471-1166

*Ceremony includes graduate and undergraduate students.


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

8 a.m. College of Natural Sciences (Ceremony 1)
Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Marine Biology, Neuroscience, Public Health
Convocation Location: Frank Erwin Center
Contact: Janis Vanderberg (512) 471-3285
9 a.m. Department of Economics*
College of Liberal Arts

Convocation Location: Gregory Gymnasium
Contact: Katherine Foster (512) 475-8507
9 a.m. Graduate School (Master’s Degree Candidates)
Convocation Location: Bass Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center
Contact: Danielle Thoma (512) 232-3624
Note: Tickets are required.
9 a.m. Plan II Honors Program
College of Liberal Arts

Convocation Location: Hogg Auditorium
Contact: Phillip Dubov (512) 471-2960
Note: Tickets are required.
10 a.m. Center for Mexican American Studies*
College of Liberal Arts

Convocation Location: Student Activities Center Auditorium, 1.402
Contact: Natasha Saldaña (512) 471-2134
11 a.m. Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Convocation Location: LBJ Auditorium
Contact: Kelly Pratlett (512) 232-4003
Lovdy Grossman (512) 232-4024
Noon College of Natural Sciences (Ceremony 2)
Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
Convocation Location: Frank Erwin Center
Contact: Janis Vanderberg (512) 471-3285
Noon Graduate School (Doctor's Degree Candidates)
Convocation Location: Bass Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center
Contact: Danielle Thoma (512) 232-3624
Note: Tickets are required.
Noon Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC)
McCombs School of Business

Convocation Location: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Salon C
Contact: Stuart Bone (512) 471-4700
12:30 p.m. Department of Psychology*
College of Liberal Arts

Convocation Location: Gregory Gymnasium
Contact: Whitney Faulkner (512) 232-4269
3 p.m. School of Architecture*
Convocation Location: Hogg Memorial Auditorium
Contact: Richelle Ouellete (512) 471-8187
Note: Tickets are required.
3 p.m. Jackson School of Geosciences*
Convocation Location: Bates Recital Hall, Music Building & Recital Hall
Contact: Erin Negron (512) 471-5870
3 p.m. School of Social Work*
Convocation Location: Bass Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center
Contact: Julie Cunniff (512) 471-0562
3:30 p.m. School of Human Ecology
College of Natural Sciences

Convocation Location: Gregory Gymnasium
Contact: Janis Vanderberg (512) 471-3285
3:30 p.m. School of Law
Convocation Location: Frank Erwin Center
Contact: Elizabeth Bangs (512) 232-1313
4 p.m. School of Information
Convocation Location: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Amphitheatre
Contact: Terry Giles (512) 471-2608

*Ceremony includes graduate and undergraduate students.

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