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Guests of Graduates

Fall McCombs Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Bass Concert Hall

There is no reservation or ticketing process for guests attending the ceremony. There is also no limit on the number of guests graduates may bring to the ceremony. Doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. Only graduation candidates are allowed into the staging area. The ceremony will be around one and a half hours in length. 


Guests should enter the Bass Concert Hall via the main entrance, located off of 23rd Street. Ushers will be available to direct you. The doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.


Visit the Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau for information on lodging in Austin, and other visitor information. Please note that the university does not endorse any hotel or motel and clicking on the above link will take you outside the UT web.


Bass Concert Hall is near two parking garages (San Jacinto Garage, Manor Garage) as well as street parking on Dean Keeton Street. Map of parking garages.

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

The following items may not be brought into the ceremony.  In addition to items listed here, other items that may be deemed to present a potential hinderance or threat may also be prohibited.
(some items may be checked in at Guest Services for a fee)
Outside Food & Beverages
Tripods (Monopods are OK)
Large Bags or Backpacks
Large Signs (Signs smaller than 14” x 12”are OK)
Noise Makers
Glass Vases
*All guests must pass through the security checkpoint, including a bag check, prior to entering the building.

Accessible seating cannot be reserved for Commencements.  Accessible seating is on a first come, first serve basis.  Please see a house manager or an usher when you arrive and let them know you need accessible seating.  Accessible seating is available on all levels.  Accessible seating is reserved for guests needing accessible seats plus one companion only.


Strollers are not allowed inside the auditorium. Please see a house manager for designated parking area.

Please call (512) 471-2787