Fall Commencement Scheduled for Friday, Saturday

More than 2,300 students will graduate in five separate ceremonies.

Kent and his wife Susie.

More than 2,300 students will graduate Friday and Saturday (Dec. 13-14) during five Texas Tech University ceremonies held at the United Spirit Arena.

Commencement exercises for the College of Arts and Sciences begin at 3 p.m. Friday. The Graduate School will follow at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, the Rawls College of Business, Honors College, College of Media and Communication, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts will begin their ceremony at 9 a.m. The Colleges of Architecture, Education, Engineering, Human Sciences, the Office of the Provost (B.A. University Studies) and Wind Energy will begin commencement exercises at 1:30 p.m. The School of Law will hold its hooding ceremony at 5 p.m.

All ceremonies will take place at United Spirit Arena (18th Street and Indiana Avenue), with the exception of the School of Law, which will take place in the Lanier Auditorium at the law school (1802 Hartford Ave).

Paul L. Foster, founder and executive chairman of Western Refining, Inc., a Fortune 500 oil refining and marketing company based in El Paso will speak at Friday’s ceremonies. Texas Tech alumnus O. Wayne Isom, the Terry Allen Kramer Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, will speak at Saturday’s undergraduate ceremonies. William B. Dawson, a partner in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Texas Tech School of Law alumnus, will speak at the School of Law Hooding Ceremony.

Ceremonies can be viewed online at www.commencement.ttu.edu/livestream.

Jones AT&T stadium will be open for graduates to take photos with family members and friends from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday. Graduates may enter through the top of home tunnel on the southwest side by Gate 1. Graduates and their visitors will be able to park in the C1 lot west of the stadium.

For more information about commencement, including information on maps, guest seating, college receptions, parking and hotels, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/commencement/.

Fall 2013 Commencement

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

(All ceremonies at United Spirit Arena, unless otherwise noted.)

3 p.m.: Arts & Sciences

7 p.m.: Graduate School

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

9 a.m.: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Rawls College of Business, Media and Communication, Honors College, Visual and Performing Arts

1:30 p.m.: Architecture, Education, Whitacre College of Engineering, Human Sciences, Office of the Provost (BA University Studies and BS University Studies), Wind Energy

5 p.m.: Law School, Lanier Auditorium