Maverick Family & Guest Experience

Pre-order flowers and commencement gifts for your graduate

Guests can preorder flowers and gifts for easy pickup at commencement. The Commencement Group will be onsite at all UTA commencement ceremonies.

Maverick Parents, Families, and Friends!

We welcome you and your family to The University of Texas at Arlington’s commencement ceremonies.   

Commencement marks a significant achievement for your student; they have worked hard to obtain their degrees and achieve their goals. There is no question that the support, motivation, and inspiration provided by their family and friends guided them along this journey to degree completion. Our goal is to engage, involve, educate, and support the entire Maverick family. Which means not only are these ceremonies meant to congratulate and honor our new graduates, but it is also an event to be shared with those who have helped them along the way. We cannot wait to meet you and your family!

NOTE: Be sure to review all commencement details below. If you have questions or concerns, please check-in with your student first. Graduating seniors receive direct communication from commencement staff and their colleges. If there are further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Globe Life Field Bag Policy

For guests, all bags and purses must be soft sided and not exceed 16” x 16” x 8”. Backpacks are prohibited, except for single-compartment drawstring bags that do not exceed the MLB bag-size requirements of 16” x 16” x 8”. Exceptions are for those that are carried for medical reasons or manufactured diaper bags that accompany infants and young children. All bags are subject to search before entering the ballpark. Strollers are permitted.

Prohibited Items

  • Advertising, selling, or promoting any product (including, but not limited to, food and beverage items)
  • Alcohol not purchased from the event or illegal drugs/substances
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Backpacks, including clear backpacks
  • Bags larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches
  • Banners or signs that are not in good taste, obstruct another guest’s view, or are not event-related
  • Banners that are permitted may not contain commercial messages, logos or political endorsements and may not be hung from or affixed to ballpark structures
  • Beach balls or balloons
  • Binocular Cases
  • Camera Cases
  • Clothing with offensive or profane language as deemed by Texas Rangers management
  • Coolers of any kind
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Drinks, with the exception of one sealed unflavored bottled water less up to 1 liter
  • Fireworks
  • Food, except in a clear quart sized sealable bag. 1 bag per Guests
  • Glitter, confetti or rice
  • Glass or Metal Containers
  • Camera Lenses longer than 8 inches
  • Laser pointers
  • Littering
  • No Smoking (including e-cigarettes, vapes or any other smoking device) inside the structure of Globe Life Field
  • Noisemakers
  • Signs on poles or sticks, or constructed of wood or metal material
  • Tripods, monopods and selfie-sticks
  • Use of drones or other unmanned and remote-controlled aircraft systems
  • Weapons of any kind, even if properly permitted or registered, including Pepper Spray and Pocket Knives

All bags and items are subject to inspection.



Parking at Globe Life Field is free for ticketed UTA Commencement guests. See here for the Globe Life Field Parking Map for Spring 2024 Commencement.

Guest Seating

All guest seating is general admission, first come first serve. Any seat numbers on the tickets should be disregarded.

To enter commencement, you must present your guest tickets forwarded by your graduate in the MLB Ballpark App or through My Rangers Tickets. Printed or screenshotted tickets cannot be accepted at Globe Life Field.

Before you arrive, please ensure that your ticket lists the correct ceremony you are planning to attend. If you have trouble accessing the tickets shared by your graduate or other questions, contact

Please visit our Guest Tickets page for details on the ticketing process.

Special Accommodations

ADA Accommodations

UTA commencements at Globe Life Field are fully equipped to create an accessible experience for guests and graduates.

If you need handicap parking accommodations, ask parking attendants for directions. For guests unable to walk long distances, parking shuttles and wheelchair escorts are available upon request. Please notify Globe Life Field staff upon arrival.

Guests requiring accommodations during the ceremony should notify Globe Life Field staff upon arrival for further instructions and assistance.

For more specific questions, contact Globe Life Field at 817-533-1972.

Personal Cameras

Personal cameras will be allowed during Commencement, but guests are asked to remain in their designated seat to take photos and video, and will not be allowed on the floor where the degree candidates are seated.

Commencement Pictures

The university provides an official photographer to photograph each degree candidate. Flash Photography will photograph every graduate. Proofs will be emailed directly to graduates the week after.