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Graduation Celebration 2013

Congratulations Class of 2013! Graduation Celebration is an annual event held during May commencement weekend in celebration of UT Arlington's graduating class. All May, August and December grads and their families and friends are welcome!

This event was previously scheduled for the Levitt Pavillion, but poor conditions outdoors on the lawn have made it necessary to move the event indoors to the College Park Center.

Kal Penn

Keynote Speaker: Kal Penn

Open to the public
Free food and beverages, beer available for purchase.

Actor, producer and former White House aide Kal Penn will give this year’s keynote address at Graduation Celebration. Penn, 35, is well known for his starring roles in “House,” “24” and the popular “Harold and Kumar” franchise. In 2009 he stopped his acting career midstream to work full-time in politics, joining the Obama administration as an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Program also includes live music, remarks by UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo and Rene Grimes, an education graduate student, who will represent the Class of 2013.