Moody College Graduation Ceremony


Moody College Graduation Ceremony

Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. CT
Location: Moody Center - 2001 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712


The Moody College Graduation ceremony is a celebration each May to honor the undergraduate candidates of the entire academic year (past Fall, current Spring, and future Summer). Additionally, this occasion is a special event that acknowledges the support of the graduates family, friends, mentors, and faculty/staff. We are excited to celebrate with you and have outlined some need to know information on your visit to the 40-acres below!

Have a question not covered below? Check out our Graduation FAQs.

Guest Information


  • Guests will be allowed entrance to the Moody Center approximately one hour prior to the event start time. 
  • All graduates names will be called by their degree.
  • A keynote speaker, the Dean of the College, and faculty members will provide words throughout the ceremony.
  • At the conclusion of the ceremony, all guests should exit to meet with their graduates. Re-entry or entry onto the stadium floor is not permitted. 
  • The event will be livestreamed. The link will become available on this page the day of the event.


Parking in all garages will be free for Commencement Weekend. ADA spots are limited, please arrive early to secure a spot. 

Traffic during Commencement weekend can be significant especially with additional road closures as noted below. We recommend planning ahead and carpooling as able.  

View additional maps and road closures



  • All guests are required to have a ticket. 
  • Tickets must be claimed and shared by the graduate. The Moody Graduation team is unable to provide tickets to guests or family.
  • Please refer to our Graduation FAQs for information regarding the ticket allotment. 

Security at the Moody Center

For the health and safety of all guests, and to expedite the entry process, Moody Center requests that guests do not bring a bag to the arena.  If necessary, guests are permitted to bring a bag that fits within the following specifications:  

A CLEAR BAG POLICY is in effect to enhance existing security measures and expedite venue entry at Moody Center.  
Approved bags include: 
Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″ 
One-gallon clear resealable plastic storage bags 
Non-clear clutch bags or wallets must not exceed 5″ x 9″ x 1.5” 

Any and all bags that do not meet the criteria above including items such as grocery totes, mesh or straw bags, duffle bags, diaper* bags, camera/binocular cases, and any other bags that arena event staff deem to not meet the clear bag policy.
*Items normally carried in a diaper bag must be placed into a clear plastic bag for entry. 

The following items are prohibited for use, possession, display, or distribution at, on, or within Moody Center:

  • Professional Cameras, detachable lenses or external flash units, or recording equipment (aside from smartphones) for audio, image, or video recording purposes
  • Weapons including guns, firearms, knives of any size, stunguns/tasers, bats or poles
  • Noisemaking devices of any kind including whistles, air horns, vuvuzelas, and cow bells
  • Laptops and tablets
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate or dangerous by Moody Center and its league affiliates, in their sole discretion

Review the full list of prohibited items in the A-Z Guide.

Accessibility at the Moody Center

Moody Center is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and providing equal access to an enjoyable event experience for everyone in our community. Moody Center has elevators available to ticket holders and guests with disabilities. Check with a nearby Guest Services member for assistance.  

Accessible parking is available on a first-come basis for guests with disabilities in each available garage. Manor Garage is the closest ADA parking to Moody Center. Please arrive early to ensure parking is available. 

A passenger drop-off point is available at the Member drop-off location accessible from the I-35 frontage road, head west on Clyde Littlefield Dr., then south on Red River. Please notify personnel that passengers are ADA or mobility impaired.

Set your location as “Clyde Littlefield Rd. & Red River St.” Message the driver to inform police they are picking up for Moody Center’s “Member/ADA Drop Off”. 

Guests who require additional assistance because of a limitation in mobility can request a wheelchair transport from the entry doors of the arena to their seating location. A Guest Services member will escort guests to their seat and arrange a pick-up time to escort them for their departure if desired. This service is available on a first come, first served basis and may be requested from any team member at the entry doors. Please note that arena wheelchairs cannot be left with guests during the event. 

There are many options for wheelchair accessible and low mobility seating. We reccomend the following sections: 106, 107, 110, 115, 117, 118, 207, 210, 215. As tickets are unassigned, these sections will be also be first come, first served.


Please review the Accessibility Guide for more information on accessible services, programs and policies for guests with disabilities. 

Flowers and Gifts

We recommend utilizing the University Co-op for graduation gifts.