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McCombs BBA Commencement

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BBA Spring Class of 2021 

McCombs BBA Graduate Recognition Moment at Rowling Hall Auditorium - Friday, May 21st

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 *Last Update: 5/20/21*

Dear BBA Graduates and Families!

We look forward to celebrating our BBA graduates and their 2 guests on Friday, May 21stAll Graduate Recognition Moments will be streamed live to allow the moment to be shared with extended family and friends. All students who are eligible to graduate in Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 are invited to attend the BBA Graduate Recognition Moment. 

Click Here to watch the BBA Commencement Livestream!

*Ceremony remarks will be streamed 20 minutes prior to each major kick off. Virtual graduates will be recognized at the end of each major presentation.

 Graduation Recognition Moment
9:00 a.m. Accounting
10:45 a.m. Canfield Business Honors
12:00 p.m. Finance
2:30 p.m. Management
3:30 p.m.  Marketing
4:30 p.m.  International Business
5:00 p.m.  Management Information Systems
5:45 p.m.  Supply Chain Management & Science and Technology Management

Please see our schedule and frequently asked questions below and direct any unanswered questions to:

Frequently Asked Questions

Full FAQ 

Q: What will the Graduation Recognition Moment look like? 

A:  The in-person Graduate Recognition Moment for all UT Colleges and Schools will consist of a guided path where graduates will enter the event space with a max of two guests, cross the ceremony stage, take a professional graduation photo, and exit the venue. To see what to expect at the GRM please see this video.

Q: I have RSVP'd for the BBA Ceremony, but am not receiving text messages, what do I do? 

A: Please check your email as our office is emailing all communication to students as well to make sure it gets to everyone who has RSVP’ed to participate in the GRM. If you still have no information, please reach out to:

Q: How many guests may attend with me?

Up to 2 guests will be allowed to attend with each graduate. Children under 3-years will not be included in a graduate’s guest count.

*Guests of graduates will NOT need tickets or to RSVP * 

Q: Why are guest numbers different for the University DKR ceremony and the BBA GRM? 

A: Due to Covid-19 safety protocols and location of events, the BBA Graduation Recognition Moment can only allow 2 guests to accompany graduates. Please note that there are several McCombs program ceremonies happening at the same time, so if more than 2 guests arrive with the graduates, they will be asked to wait away from the Rowling Hall Courtyard and meet up with graduates upon completion of their GRM. We appreciate your patience as we work to keep everyone safe.

Q: Where can we park? 

A: Please provide ample time for graduates and their 2 guests to find parking. Due to many ceremonies happening across campus at once, the BBA program office encourages ride sharing (Lyft & Uber) options if at all able.  If unable to ride share, please see your parking options below. We have included both free and garages expecting payment. 

Recommended Free Campus Parking:

1. Brazos Garage

2. Rowling Garage

Paid Parking Options

1. Dobie/2005 Whitis Garage

2. Bullock Museum

Q: What happens if it rains? 

A:  The BBA Graduate Recognition Moment will take place rain or shine.  We will have tents in outdoor spaces where lines may form while graduates wait to enter the building.  Please bring an umbrella and other suitable rain gear, if desired.

Q: Is there a chance the Graduate Recognition Moment will be cancelled and “go-virtual” like last year?

A: All plans for Commencement are being guided by the COVID Investigating Committee and based on current public health guidelines, have been developed to celebrate the class of 2021 safely and responsibly.  While Commencement plans for May 2021 are within the current health guidelines, they will be evaluated monthly by the COVID Investigating Committee and are subject to change based on changing conditions.

Q: Will I need to RSVP?

A: Yes, graduates will need to RSVP through Grad ManagerFurther Recognition Moment registration instructions and Virtual Commencement information will be sent in early May to all BBA Graduates that applied for Graduation Certification and RSVP'd to the Recognition Moment through Grad ManagerRSVPing also guarantees that graduates will be included in registration sign up and keepsake program. The RSVP deadline is April 23rd - graduates cannot participate without RSVPing.

The deadline to apply for Graduation Certification is April 5th. For more information regarding Graduation Certification, please visit

Instructions and more information will be emailed in early May. Note, that the University will be sending additional communication about ticketing for the Stadium ceremony.  For more information regarding the Stadium ceremony, please visit

Q: Do I need to wear a cap and gown? If so, where can I buy them?

A: You are welcome (and encouraged) to wear a cap and gown. Should you wish to purchase regalia, it can be purchased here. Please note that in order to receive your regalia prior to the Commencement Weekend, orders must be placed by April 30.

Please note, as of May 19, 2021, masks are optional inside university buildings and outdoors.  For individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have weakened immune systems, masking and social distancing are optional but recommended.