Topic: Commencement

Convocation Speakers to Address Spring 2016 Graduates

May 3, 2016
UT Austin commencement

Academic scholars, corporate executives, leaders in public service, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the university’s head men’s basketball coach are among the speakers for the 2016 spring convocation ceremonies of UT Austin schools and colleges.

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Regent Sara Martinez Tucker to Speak at Commencement

April 4, 2016

Sara Martinez Tucker, a former undersecretary of education at the U.S. Department of Education and a member of the UT System Board of Regents, will deliver the keynote address during UT Austin's 133rd Spring Commencement.

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In Praise of Failure: UT Commencement Edition

May 26, 2015
University of Texas graduate in the rain

In honor of things not going according to plan, here are some thoughts on the value of failure, brought to you by the wise words of speakers — all UT alumni — from commencement ceremonies that actually happened.

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Looking Back on a Stormy, Resilient 2015 Commencement

May 26, 2015
2015 University of Texas graduate with umbrella

Students, faculty, family and friends enjoyed college and school convocations before the storms hit. And even though the university-wide ceremony was canceled, the celebration went on.

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Darren Walker to Graduates: "Consider the Road Ahead"

May 23, 2015
Darren Walker

Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation and Texas Ex, shared his commencement speech in a live-streamed program Saturday evening. View the full transcript here.

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