For all Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 College of Science graduates:
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the UT Arlington College of Science. Our ceremony celebrating August and December graduates is scheduled for Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. in College Park Center (CPC) on the UT Arlington campus. Graduates should arrive at the west entry of CPC for check-in between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. The procedure for the ceremony is very simple, but it is important that you arrive on time so that you can receive all the necessary instructions. The north and northwest doors of CPC will open for guest seating at 6 p.m. We anticipate that the ceremony will conclude by 9 p.m.
Tickets are required for all guests attending the ceremony, including children.Graduates will also be required to present a separate ticket for backstage admission. Be sure to print your graduate ticket when accessing tickets for your guests and bring it with you to the ceremony. Each graduate will receive a minimum of eight guest tickets to the ceremony, and will have the option to claim up to eight additional tickets on a first come, first served basis (maximum total of 16 guest tickets per graduate) on Tuesday, November 19, when ticket distribution begins. Graduates will receive a message to their MavMail account containing your unique ticketing password and log-in at approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19. Tickets are available to be downloaded and printed until 6 p.m. on December 15. Guests must arrive with printed tickets; tickets cannot be scanned from the screen of a smart phone, iPad, etc.
Parking for the ceremony is available in the Park South, Park Central and Park North Garages on Center Street between UTA Boulevard and CPC. Additional parking is available in Lots 38, 39, F11, F12, 47, 53, F10, and at Lipscomb Hall and the Center for Continuing Education. There will be a drop-off for guests with mobility issues at Spaniolo Drive and 3rd Street, and handicapped parking will be available in the Park South Garage. See http://www.utacollegepark.com/visit-us/map.php
for locations. Please be sure that guests are aware that they may have to walk several blocks from parking areas to reach CPC.
Please notify your guests that graduates will exit the arena through a private exit onto Moritz Plaza. Guests should exit through the north, northeast and northwest entrances, and plan to meet their grads on Moritz Plaza. It may be helpful to identify a meeting spot in that area prior to the ceremony. Please make your guests aware that helium balloons and strollers are not allowed in CPC, and will have to be checked at Guest Services prior to the ceremony if
|they cannot be left in your vehicle.
Be aware that you may be standing for long periods of time, so please wear comfortable shoes. If you have any mobility issues, please notify Lori Norris no later than December 1 so accomodations can be arranged (817-272-3494 or firstname.lastname@example.org
.) Because you may not return to the same seat after crossing the stage, no personal items may be brought backstage, including purses, keys, cameras, sunglasses, etc. This includes cell phones! Please leave all personal items locked in your car or with your guests. There is no secure area backstage during the ceremony and you will not return backstage.
Please stop by the UT Arlington Bookstore
or call them at 817-272-2785 for complete information on ordering caps and gowns. Please note that the cost of regalia will increase by $15 on November 15, so purchase early. Master’s and doctoral candidates should contact the bookstore immediately to order regalia for the ceremony. Announcements are optional, and can be ordered online at www.jostens.com
. FLASH Photography will photograph each graduate during the commencement ceremony, and complimentary proofs will be mailed to the graduates soon after the ceremony. If you have any questions, please contact Flash Photography via their website at www.FLASHphotography.com
Again, congratulations and best wishes for your future success!