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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 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 Degree Regalia
The University's Official custom regalia is the official regalia for all doctoral degree candidates including degree candidates receiving professional degrees in Pharmacy (PharmD) and law (Doctor of Jurisprudence - JD). It is the preferred outfit for doctoral candidates walking in commencement.
Are you planning on standing out at graduation? Share your custom grad cap with us on Instagram!!
Share your photo on Instagram with #LonghornGrad
Just looking for some inspiration? Check out #LonghornGrad or @Universitycoop on Instagram to see amazing caps from all of our contests!
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.
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 strongly recommend that you place your order online as soon as possible and we will do our best to fulfill any orders that we receive.
I’ve got my cap and gown from high school, can I wear that? How do I get the satin stole and tassel?
As long as your cap and gown from high school are both black, there should not be an issue with wearing it to your commencement ceremony at UT. You are welcome to purchase the additional pieces necessary. Stoles, hoods, and tassels are all available for purchase separately on our website. You may also purchase these items in store at one of our Austin locations.
What do I need to know to order my graduation gear?
For your cap and gown, we will need to know your height. You can view our gown sizing chart here. You will also need to provide us with your college information so that we can pull the correct color of other regalia pieces. View the list of regalia colors by college here. 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.
I have a gift card that I received with the Grad Pack from Signature Announcements. How do I use that?
The gift card that you received from Signature Announcements will have a total of $30 that you can use towards the cost of your graduation gear. You may use that in store at the register or you can use it online and enter into the gift card box located on the payment screen.
As a reminder, this is a Co-op gift card. If you have paid for your regalia before receiving your gift card or if you just don't want to use for your graduation gear, you are more than welcome to apply it to any other Co-op purchase.