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McCombs BBA Commencement

Longhorns, we applaud you as you approach the end of your academic program at the McCombs School of Business and The University of Texas at Austin.

May Commencement, Friday May 20, 2022

Frank Erwin Center
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Graduates must RSVP by Friday, April 15th

Please visit the UT-Wide Commencement website for more information about the Saturday, May 21st ceremony at DKR Stadium.

Questions

Please see the FAQ below for Frequently Asked Questions and contact us with any additional questions you may have. 

 

BBA Commencement FAQ

*All graduates receive FAQ and instructions via email.

Is there a guest limit or RSVP for guests?

There is no limit, RSVP, or ticket requirement for guests of graduates.

Erwin Center & DKR Stadium Clear Bag Policy

 

Clear Bag Policy 

A clear bag policy is in effect to enhance existing security measures and expedite venue entry at Texas Athletics event facilities on the Forty Acres, including the Frank Erwin Center and DKR Stadium.

Approved bags include:

  • LARGE BAGS: Bags or totes that are clear and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
  • SMALL BAGS: Each person is allowed one large clear bag and one small clutch. Small clutch bags or purses do not have to be clear but cannot exceed 4.5" x 6.5"

Small bags must not be larger than 4.5" x 6.5"

Prohibited bags include:

Non-clear bags that exceed 4.5” x 6.5” OR clear bags that exceed 12” x 6” x 12”. This includes items such as grocery totes, mesh or straw bags, duffle bags, diaper bags, camera/binocular cases, and any other bags that stadium event staff deem do not meet the clear bag policy.

Prohibited Items 

The Texas Athletics team is committed to maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all of those who attend Commencement at DKR-TMS. This Prohibited Items list is subject to change.

  • Artificial noisemakers
    • These items can cause distractions for participants and officials in the game.
  • Large bags (see Clear Bag policy above)
  • Banners, flags, flag poles, selfie sticks, signs, umbrellas, etc.
  • Cameras with detachable lenses greater than 10", GoPros, video cameras and tripods
  • Coolers
  • Explosive and flammable materials, disabling chemicals and other dangerous items
  • Food
    • Snacks needed for medical purposes are allowed.
    • No other outside food is permitted.
  • Water: One sealed (soft plastic) bottle of water (up to one liter) is permitted. No other outside beverages or beverage containers are permitted (including Yeti or similar products)
    • Free water fountains are available to refill.
    • Should you need water or hydration support, our St. David’s EMS partners can assist you.
  • Items deemed a safety hazard or annoyance (Frisbees, balloons, projectiles, laser pointers, fireworks, firearms, weapons, etc.)
  • Pets (except service dogs)
    • Only service dogs are allowed into the stadium. Any other type of animal is not permitted.
    • Texas Athletics operates under the same rules and regulations as the UT Austin campus. As such, we only permit service dogs into our venues.
    • The service dog should be wearing identifiable attire and be harnessed or tethered in some fashion.
  • Strollers
  • Tobacco products (See smoking and tobacco policy on UTexas.edu)
    • The University of Texas became a tobacco-free campus in 2012. Campus policy prohibits the use of any tobacco products on the property including parking areas, parking structures, lawns and sidewalks. All forms of tobacco including, but not limited to, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco are banned from campus.
  • Weapons
    • No weapons of any kind are permitted in DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium, Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletics Center, or in any designated UT venue. Any individual carrying a weapon on campus must secure their weapon in their vehicle or other property prior to entering the building. This policy does not include weapons used by off-duty law enforcement officers.
    • The Campus Carry law (S.B. 11) does not pertain to sporting events on campus. No weapons of any kind are permitted in Texas Athletics sporting events. For full details on Campus Carry, visit UTexas.edu

Security officers will search all bags before attendees will be permitted to enter. Those with prohibited items will be turned away.

 https://commencement.utexas.edu/about/security-information 

What time should graduates and guests arrive for commencement?

Graduates should arrive by 6:45 a.m. CST at the Erwin Center Red River Entrance. Guests are not allowed to enter with graduate. 

 

Erwin Center Doors will open for guests at 7:00 a.m. CST.

I have a guest with a mobile disability. What should I do?

Parking garages are equipped with mobility impaired parking spots.

If you are a guest with mobility impairment and potentially unable to walk, there is a drop off location at the Red River entrance of the Erwin Center (please only one accompanying guest). Once you arrive, usher staff will be available to provide a wheelchair for transportation to your seat. Wheelchairs are provided for transportation to and from seat only, and cannot be used for the entirety of the event.

For those attending the ceremony with their own wheelchair, wheelchair-specific seating  is reserved and is found in row 32 of selected sections on the arena level and in row 3 of selected sections of the mezzanine level. 

Are graduates seated alphabetically? Do graduates get to cross the stage during the ceremony?

Graduates are seated by major. We allow graduates to sit with their friends instead of alphabetical seating. 

All graduates will have the opportunity to cross the stage and have their name read aloud at the BBA ceremony.

Where can I park?

Parking for Commencement activities is free in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis. University parking garages will be available as well as campus lots marked “C” Parking. The Health Center Garage located on Trinity Street will also be available. More information on Erwin Center parking can be found here. 

I am a Fall 2021 Graduate, can I participate in May 2022 Commencement?

Fall 2021 graduates will be allowed to RSVP and attend May 2022 Commencement. Fall 2021 graduates will receive a separate communication.