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UT's commencement page has useful information about graduation weekend festivities, parking, services for guests with disabilities, and other detailed information for graduating students.
Let your family and friends know about your achievement!
Even if you don't want to attend commencement, it's a good idea to let your family know that you have finally joined the proud population of UT alumni!
We've partnered with Signature Announcements to create a high-quality collection of invitations, thank you notes, and accessories for UT Students. Choose from a variety of packages with several unique paper styles, all featuring our beloved Longhorn or the University of Texas seal.
You just spent four years achieving a great accomplishment. Show your friends and family how proud you are and how far you've come. Choose Signature Announcements quality to present your professional image!
Personal linen notes can be printed to announce special graduation celebrations or ceremonies. They can also be ordered blank to write your own special message. This item is used as an insert into the announcement itself and does not come with envelopes. Each personal note card is printed with your school seal or logo!
Place your order online through www.signaturea.com/UT - orders will ship in 3 business days.
Tip: We recommend checking with your family before placing your order. Family members typically have a long list of friends to whom they want to send invitations or announcements!
Invitations should be mailed out early enough to arrive at least 2 weeks before the graduation ceremony. We recommend, for those graduating students who have family and friends traveling from out of town, to mail out the invitations earlier if possible.
It's a great idea to send your visiting family and friends tips for getting around Austin.
Announcements are another great option for students who won’t be participating in their ceremony or who prefer not to have a big celebration in Austin. Announcements may be mailed out at any time and are frequently sent out later in the semester.
We’ll include directions for putting together your invitations with your order. Here are tips for addressing your invitations:
Order online or drop by the Graduation Department to get your cap and gown!
Save the Date
Bachelors and Masters
Graduating University of Texas doctorates (including the PharmD program) will be required to wear UT's Official style of doctoral regalia, which is available for rent or purchase.
Are you planning on standing out at graduation? Share your custom grad cap with us on Instagram for a chance to win a Co-op gift card! Share your photo on Instagram with #LonghornGrad by 12/2 (your profile must be public). 1st place gets a $150 Co-op gift card, 2nd place is a $100 gift card, and 3rd place is a $50 gift card. Just looking for some inspiration? Check out #LonghornGrad or @Universitycoop on Instagram!
Don't forget to take your yearbook photos for the Cactus Yearbook! Drop by the Co-op Graduation Department to take your yearbook photo for free.
Now in its 127th year of publication, the Cactus Yearbook is the oldest publication at the University of Texas at Austin. It is an award-winning Texas Student Media production featuring the ultimate Texas experience. This beautiful coffee table book documents favorite traditions, events on campus, and special memories from your final year on campus. It's a great memento to remind you of your time on the beloved 40 acres. Be sure to take your yearbook portraits so you can be included in the Cactus Yearbook.
Deadline for yearbook photo is March 25th.
Visit the Co-op Photo Studio on one of our walk-in days to take your yearbook photo for free. We've got caps and gowns if you'd like to wear that for the photo!
Help! I didn’t realize I had graduation deadlines and I haven’t ordered any of my supplies!
We’re always here for you! We will try our hardest to get you what you need in time for your ceremony. Order online or drop by the store to submit your order right away.
I’ve got my cap and gown from high school, can I wear that? How do I get the satin stole and tassel?
The bachelor’s gown is a traditional black gown, so your high school gown should be similar. You are welcome to purchase the stole and tassel separately on our website or drop by the store.
What do I need to know to order my graduation gear?
For your cap and gown, you only need to know your height. For invitations, you should know what degree you are receiving, you can look up your ceremony time & location on the www.utexas.edu/commencement website.