University-Wide Commencement Ceremony


The 141st University-Wide Commencement Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. in Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR-TMS).

A digital version of the University-Wide Commencement Program is available here. Printed versions are available at Texas One Stop located on the Ground Floor of the Main Building. 

A recording of the 141st University-Wide Commencement Ceremony can be found here.

This ceremony is hosted by UT Austin President Jay Hartzell and brings together graduates from all 17 degree-granting colleges and schools at the university. 

Remarks from student representatives, the Commencement speaker, and university leadership precede the official conferral of degrees by the president and recognition of graduates as a college or school by their dean. The ceremony lasts approximately 90 minutes. 

The Degree Candidates are seated by college and school for the University-wide Commencement and recognized as a group by their dean. Students are recognized individually in their college and school convocations. 


View timelapse of 2024 Commencement here:


History and Traditions

Learn about the history and traditions that are a part of Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin. 


Graduates are seated on the field at DKR-TMS, with fellow members of their college or school. 

Guests are seated in the stadium stands. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis; saving of seats is not allowed. 

DKR-TMS is ADA-accessible, with elevators, wheelchair-accessible seats, and ADA-accessible stalls in all bathrooms. Guests requesting accommodation should visit the Disability Services Page for Guests.


Tickets are required for graduates attending the University-Wide Commencement Ceremony.

Graduates require a specific graduate ticket in order to access graduate seating on the field.

Guests do not need a ticket to attend the University-Wide Commencement Ceremony.