Information about attending Commencement
All students are expected to participate in Commencement. However, if circumstances prevent participation, you must request permission to graduate in absentia from Dr. Alisa Gaunder, Dean of the Faculty. You may do this by contacting Barbara Jean in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. You will be asked to provide a permanent address so that your diploma can be mailed to you following Commencement.
Visit our “Where to Stay” page for information on local hotels and discounts available to the Southwestern community.
Getting To Campus
FROM INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35: Exit 261 (Georgetown). Follow Texas Highway 29 east into Georgetown, approximately 1.5 miles.
FROM STATE HIGHWAY 130 (TOLLWAY): Exit 415 (Georgetown). Follow Texas Highway 29 west into Georgetown, approximately 2.4 miles.
Parking for the general public is available all across campus.
This Adobe PDF highlights parking areas as well as campus locations/buildings that will host Commencement activities, as well as parking. Download it here.
Reserved seating for guests with special needs is available by request. Requests can be made during the ticket reservation process or by contacting the Office of University Events at firstname.lastname@example.org at least five weeks in advance.
Early arrival is encouraged as a limited number of special needs parking spaces are available.
Special needs parking is designated in the Corbin J. Robertson Center parking lot. If parking for special needs is at capacity, the Corbin J. Robertson Center parking lot is designated as the drop-off site for guests with limited mobility.
On Campus Simulcast
Due to limited seating in the Robertson Center, Southwestern provides a live simulcast of Commencement Convocation available to all guests (no ticket needed). Viewing will take place in Room 105 of the F.W. Olin Building.
Commencement will be streamed live via CollegeTVTicket. Please visit our Webcast page for more information.