- Do I need to wear my cap and gown to the baccalaureate service?
No. We suggest you wear business attire. This event will be held outdoors, therefore, dress accordingly.
- Are tickets required for Commencement Convocation?
No, however please note that there will be limited amount of seating available on the Academic Mall. Overflow will be available in other buildings as well.
- Does my family need tickets for the baccalaureate service?
No, tickets are not required for either the Baccalaureate Service or Commencement Convocation.
- I have a family member who needs assistance at Commencement Convocation. What do I need to do in advance?
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 Events@southwestern.edu or 512-863-1483 at least five weeks in advance. Early arrival is encouraged as a limited number of special needs parking spaces are available.
On-Campus Friday Events
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.
Off-Campus Saturday Events
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.