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McCombs BBA Commencement

The McCombs School of Business is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. Read below to learn more about this year’s commencement ceremony.

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    The 2024 McCombs BBA Commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am at the Moody Center. Graduates and families, please read below to find out information to help you prepare for the ceremonies.

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2024 McCombs BBA Commencement Ceremony

Date: May 10, 2024

Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Location: Moody Center



Timeline of Events:

7:15 AM – Graduates may begin lining up in Loading Dock
7:30 AM – Doors open for guests
7:30 AM – Graduate check in begins
8:15 AM – Last graduate checked in
8:30 AM – Ceremony begins
11:30 AM – Estimated ceremony end time


Graduate Arrival + Check In

It is strongly recommended that graduates are dropped off on San Jacinto Blvd and walk to the Moody Center from there, arriving at the Loading Dock Graduate Entrance as shown on the map below. Please arrive no later than 7:15 a.m. Graduates may start lining up at 7:10 a.m. Graduates must be checked-in by 8:15 a.m. Graduates arriving after 8:30 a.m. will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.


Graduates will check-in in the loading dock of the Moody Center and then head directly to the floor to find their seats. Please refer to this map for directions to the loading dock and details for your arrival. The Loading Dock entrance includes a more than 50-yard declining walkway that will lead graduates to their college and school gathering area. Low-heeled or flat shoes with traction are recommended.


Graduates and guests will undergo enhanced screening at the Moody Center. Please visit the Commencement Security Information website for more information. Please leave all personal items at home. Items such as bags, purses, coats, food, drinks, and accessories cannot be carried onto the floor, and cannot be left with McCombs or Moody Center staff.


Guests of Graduates:

Guests may not enter the Moody Center loading dock with graduates. The West Gate doors in the Dell Technologies Plaza will open at 7:30 a.m. for guests. 

Free parking is available in UT parking garages and surface lots. Please visit the Commencement Weekend Parking Page for more information. 

Clear Bag Policy and Prohibited Items at the Moody Center:
Graduates and guests will undergo enhanced screening at the Moody Center. Please visit the Commencement Security Information website for more information.

Accessible Seating for Guests:

Guests with limited mobility are encouraged to park at East Campus Garage and ride the free, ADA-accessible shuttle, which stops at the Moody Center. Guests can also drop off party members with limited mobility at the ride-share circle drive on the East Side of the Moody Center. Please notify personnel attending the entrance that passengers are ADA or mobility impaired. Additionally, all campus parking garages have ADA parking spaces (open to guests with appropriate placard or license plate) and elevators.

Moody Center offers wheelchair accessible and low mobility seating on each level of the venue. In the wheelchair accessible areas, there will be removable folding chairs so wherever a wheelchair or scooter is needed the folding chair will be removed. Upon arrival, guests should identify themselves to a Moody Guest Services team member who can escort them to accessible seating.

Elevators are available to guests with disabilities. Check with a Moody Center Guest Services member for assistance.

Map of Moody Center Commencement drop off map.




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BBA Commencement FAQ

Are tickets required for my guests? How many tickets will I get?

Tickets are required for all family and guests (over the age of two) attending the ceremony at Moody Center. Each graduate will be able to pull up to 8 tickets for their guests to attend the ceremony when they RSVP using the Marching Order system. 

Guest tickets are general admission and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Will I be able to request more than 8 tickets?

The BBA Commencement planning team will review the ticket numbers and inform graduates via the Marching Order system if more tickets become available. 

Graduates are able to transfer unused tickets to one another using the Marching Order system as well. 

I have a guest attending the ceremony who needs ADA accommodations. How can I ensure they are taken care of?

All tickets are general admission. The Moody Center offers wheelchair accessible and low mobility seating on each level of the venue.

Upon arrival, guests should identify themselves to a Moody Guest Services team member who can escort them to accessible seating.

How long is the ceremony? Can I leave the ceremony early?

The BBA Commencement Ceremony is approximately 3 hours long, lasting from 8:30 am - 11:30 am. 

While there is a possibility the ceremony can end earlier, we ask that all graduates and guests stay through the duration of the ceremony to respect the accomplishments and celebrate their peers and the students who will cross the stage after them. 


I am a Fall 2023 Graduate, can I participate in May 2024 Commencement?

Fall 2023 graduates will be allowed to RSVP and attend May 2024 Commencement. All Fall 2023 graduates will receive an email on February 26, 2024 with instructions on how to RSVP for the commencement ceremony using the Marching Order system. 

If you are a Fall 2023 graduate and you did not receive an email on February 26 with instructions on how to RSVP for the Commencement Ceremony, please email for assistance. 

Is there a photographer at the ceremony?

Graduates will have their photo taken as they cross the stage and pose for a graduation portrait. After the ceremony, the photography company will contact the graduate via email to provide proofs of the photos and information about ordering.

I also want to participate in the university-wide ceremony. Where can I find more information?

The 141st University-Wide Commencement Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR-TMS)

You can find more information by visiting the University Commencement website. All graduating students will receive an email communication from the University Commencement team with more information to prepare for the ceremony and commencement weekend. 

What are the venue policies for the Moody Center?

Clear Bag Policy 

If necessary, guests are permitted to bring:

One (1) CLEAR bag that does not exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″ OR One (1) non-clear small clutch/purse/wallet that does not exceed 5″ x 9″ x 1.5″


Moody Center is a cashless facility. Apple Pay, Google Pay, and all major credit cards are accepted. 

Prohibited Items 

The following items are prohibited for use, possession, display, or distribution at, on, or within Moody Center:

  • Professional Cameras, detachable lenses or external flash units, or recording equipment (aside from smartphones) for audio, image, or video recording purposes
  • Weapons including guns, firearms, knives of any size, stunguns/tasers, bats or poles
  • Noisemaking devices of any kind including whistles, air horns, vuvuzelas, and cow bells
  • Laptops and tablets
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate or dangerous by Moody Center and its league affiliates, in their sole discretion

All persons and bags are subject to search. Please visit, for more information.

How can I be featured on the Jumbotron and social wall before commencement?

There are several ways you can be featured. You may:

  • Tag us on Instagram: @UTexasBBA, @UTexasMcCombs
  • Use #McCombsGrad24 or #UTGrad24 in your posts
  • Text your photos to (256) 286-1870

Any of these options will work, but TEXT is the easiest and fastest way to get featured! 

Some examples of great photos we have featured include, but are not limited to:

  • Cap and Gown photos around campus
  • Grads with family, friends, or pets
  • Decorated mortar boards/graduation caps
  • Favorite McCombs memories
  • UT Spirit photos
  • and more!

Visit our photo wall for inspiration and submit your photos today! 

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    Apply for Graduation

    All students with more than 100 credit hours who anticipate graduating in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024, should apply for certification for graduation. This process audits your degree plan to determine the semester you are expected to graduate. This process must be completed prior to RSVPing for the commencement ceremony. The graduation application will be open from February 1 – March 26, 2024.
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    RSVP for Commencement

    All students who were approved to graduate in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024, or anticipate graduating in Summer 2024 are invited to RSVP for the 2024 McCombs BBA Commencement ceremony. This year we will be using a new system, Marching Order, to manage the RSVP and communication process for the ceremony. Eligible students will receive an email on February 26, 2024 with information on how to RSVP for the BBA Commencement Ceremony. If you are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony and did not receive the email on February 26, please email for assistance.