Class of 2021

Attendance

Information About Attending Commencement

Attendance

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

Accommodations

Visit our “Where to Stay” page   for information on local hotels and discounts available to the Southwestern community.

Getting To Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex (Birkelbach Field): 2275 N Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

FROM INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35: Exit 264 (Route 158/Austin Ave. towards Lakeway Drive). Turn right onto N Austin Ave. Turn Left onto Stadium Dr. Take first right into stadium parking lot. 

FROM STATE HIGHWAY 130 (TOLLWAY): Exit 415 (Georgetown). Follow Texas Highway 29 west into Georgetown, approximately .07 miles. Turn right onto North East inner Loop, approximately 2.6 miles. Turn left into Stadium Dr. Take first right into stadium parking lot.   

Birkelbach Field Social Distancing Regulations
​Southwestern University has set in place social distancing regulations at Birkelbach Field. In an effort to follow CDC guidelines, each party of eight (8) will be required to wear masks at all times and will be seated in a pod that will accommodate up to eight family members.  For members of your family who are unable to attend, a livestream of the ceremonies will be available to view.  
On Campus Parking

Parking for Friday evening commencement events 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 for Campus for Friday, May 7    

Reserved seating for guests with special needs is available by request. Requests can be made by contacting the Office of University Events at events@southwestern.edu  at least five weeks in advance.

Special Needs for Birkelbach Field for Saturday, May 8                                                  

Reserved seating for guests with special needs is available by request. Requests can be made by contacting the Office of University Events at events@southwestern.edu  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 near the entrance of Birkelbach Field. If parking for special needs at Birkelbach Field is at capacity, look for the drop-off site at the entrance of the stadium.

Webcast

Commencement will be streamed live. Streaming information to be announced.