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Commencement Details

Congratulations, MPAs! As you prepare to walk across the stage and receive your diploma, explore the details of your graduation day.

Graduation Details
  • Congratulations, MPA Class of 2023!

    The Department of Accounting and the MPA Program Office congratulate you as you approach the end of your academic program at The University of Texas at Austin. We are excited to celebrate the Class of 2023 on Saturday, May 6 at our MPA Commencement Reception and Ceremony.


Time and Place

The MPA Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Gregory Gym. Students should arrive at 11:45 a.m. to line up. The MPA Commencement Reception will be held prior to the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the McCombs Atrium. 


The closest parking garage is the Brazos Garage. See parking on campus during graduation weekend for other parking options or view the Campus Parking Map.

Further Information

MPA graduates will be contacted via email and the MPA Program Office Canvas Page as more information becomes available. If you have any questions please contact the MPA Program Office.


Academic Dress

Traditional academic regalia is required of all students participating in the MPA or any other University commencement exercises. The Master's Regalia Set (Cap, Gown, Tassel, Hood) costs $79 plus tax. MPA students earning both their BBA and MPA degrees concurrently only need to buy this one outfit, which they can wear to the BBA ceremony. April 14, 2023 is the last day to buy Master's Regalia. Regalia cannot be rented through the Co-op.

Academic regalia, personalized invitations, and similar items are available for purchase in the UT Co-op Graduation Department in the basement. More information can be found online at The University of Texas Masters Central, University Co-op.

Tassel and hood colors are by college, please select “business”. The tassel is worn on the right before the degree is conferred.

Watch this video to view how to wear your cap and gown. Please leave your hood in the bag until the day of graduation. Once you arrive on campus, you'll be able to take the hood out of its bag and put it on as is. You won't need to adjust your hood in any way.




Diplomas are mailed about six weeks after the student's graduation, so please make sure to keep your information with UT current. You can update your contact information on the Address Change section of UTDirect. MPA students graduating with both BBA and MPA degrees will receive them in the mail separately.

For more information regarding diplomas, you can contact Degrees and Diplomas or 512 475-7619.

General Property Deposit Form

When you enrolled at UT, you were required to make a $10.00 General Deposit. The University holds this deposit for 60 days past your graduation. After 60 days you may request a refund from Student Accounts Receivable. Directions are on the linked document.