Class of 2020


Information About Attending Commencement


All students are expected to participate in Commencement. However, if circumstances prevent participation, you must contact the University Events Office at  . Please provide us with a permanent address so that your diploma can be mailed to you. 


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.

Campus Map

This Adobe PDF highlights parking areas as well as campus locations/buildings that will host Commencement activities, as well as parking. Download it here.   

Special Needs                                                                       

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  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. Download the map here  .

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.