WHAT: Photo opportunity. An estimated 3,000 students will be graduated during Fall 2001 convocation ceremonies scheduled this week by the various schools and colleges at The University of Texas at Austin.
WHEN/WHERE: Friday through Sunday (Dec. 7-9) at The University of Texas at Austin. Specific information and contacts are available online. The convocation schedule includes:
Friday (Dec. 7):
College of Liberal Arts, 6 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center
Saturday (Dec. 8):
Graduate School (Master’s and Doctoral Degrees), 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center
College of Engineering, 9 a.m., Frank Erwin Center
School of Nursing, 10:30 a.m., LBJ Auditorium
School of Social Work, 10:30 a.m., Hogg Auditorium
College of Education, 11 a.m., Performing Arts Center
Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, 11 a.m., University Teaching and Information Center, Room 2.112A
College of Communication, 12:30 p.m., Frank Erwin Center
College of Fine Arts, 2 p.m., Hogg Auditorium
School of Architecture 7 p.m. in Goldsmith Hall Gallery
Sunday (Dec. 9):
Red McCombs School of Business, 9 a.m., Frank Erwin Center
College of Natural Sciences, 2:30 p.m., Frank Erwin Center
BACKGROUND: Convocation ceremonies, hosted by the various colleges and schools allow components of the university to celebrate the achievements of their graduates with individualized honors and traditions. The convocations provide photo opportunities for the candidates’ families to capture moments such as the hooding of doctor’s and master’s students or a dean shaking students’ hands as their names are called and they walk across the stage.
According to the Office of Institutional Studies, there were 2,983 graduates during the fall 2000 semester and 3,072 during the fall 1999 semester. The fall 2000 graduates included 2,218 undergraduates, 510 graduate students, 222 doctoral students, 31 law students and two pharmacy school graduates.