Graduate Marshaling Locations

Graduates will enter DKR-TMS for the university-wide Commencement ceremony in a processional, led by faculty members, to their seats on the field, where they will be seated by college or school. To assist in an organized processional and timely start to the program, graduates must arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. Graduates that arrive later may not be seated until the ceremony has started, and are not guaranteed a seat with their college or school. 

Upon arrival at the stadium, graduates must report to their assigned marshaling area (see below). Note: Master's candidates will marshal with the Graduate School, with the exception of Master's candidates with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, School of Information, and McCombs School of Business. 

Graduates MUST report to their assigned marshaling area. A graduate ticket is required for entry to these areas, and the ticket will not allow entry to a different marshaling area than the one assigned. 

Please have your ticket pulled up on your phone and your regalia open to expedite the security screening process. Reminder that the clear bag policy is in place for graduates.

Below is a list of marshaling locations and a map to assist in wayfinding. 


(Between Gates 7 and 8 on San Jacinto Blvd)

School of Architecture 

Moody College of Communication 

College of Education 

College of Fine Arts

Jackson School of Geosciences

Graduate School:   Doctoral and Master’s Degrees

College of Liberal Arts

School of Nursing

School of Social Work


(northeast corner of DKR-TMS, at intersection of Deloss Dodds Way and Robert Dedman Drive)

McCombs School of Business:  (Masters and Undergraduate Degrees)

Cockrell School of Engineering 

School of Information 

School of Law

Dell Medical School

College of Natural Sciences

College of Pharmacy

LBJ School of Public Affairs 

Map of DKR-TMS Stadium with Marshaling areas highlighted with a star