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Spring Commencements 2017 at PAC

Friday, May 19, 2017
8:30 AM – Pharmacy Commencement
12:00 PM – Nursing Commencement 
3:00 PM – Fine Arts Commencement 
6:00 PM – English Commencement 

Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00 AM – Graduate Studies (Masters) Commencement
12:00 PM – Graduate Studies (Doctors) Commencement 
3:00 PM – Social Work Commencement 

Texas Performing Arts Personal Bag Policy – Bags brought into the venue must not exceed 14”w x 12”h x 6”d.
Please return large bags to your vehicle.
Check your bag with Guest Services for a fee.
Bags can be claimed when you are exiting the building.

The following items may not be brought into the ceremony. In addition to items listed here, other items that may be deemed to present a potential hinderance or threat may also be prohibited.
(some items may be checked in at Guest Services for a fee)

  • Outside Food & Beverages
  • Tripods (Monopods are OK)
  • Large Bags or Backpacks
  • Large Signs (Signs smaller than 14” x 12”are OK)
  • Weapons
  • Noise Makers
  • Balloons
  • Glass Vases
  • Selfie-Sticks

*All guests must pass through the security checkpoint, including a bag check, prior to entering the building.

Generally we open our lobby doors 1 hour prior to ceremony start time. We wait until the lobbies are clear and clean from the one commencement before allowing entry for the next commencement. Times are subject to change.

Accessible seating cannot be reserved for Commencements. Accessible seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Please see a house manager or an usher when you arrive and let them know you need accessible seating. Accessible seating is available on all levels. Accessible seating is reserved for guests needing accessible seats plus one companion only.

Strollers are not allowed inside the auditorium. Please see a house manager for designated parking area.

Please call (512) 471-2787 

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