Spring 2013 McCombs Business School Commencement


Spring 2013 Commencement is nearly hear. Join the McCombs School of Business as we celebrate the accomplishments of our most recent graduates!


Backpacks, tote bags or any bags larger than 12 inches in any dimension will not be allowed into any Commencement venue. Additional information on this year's new security procedures are listed below.

Congratulations, Class of 2013!

The McCombs School of Business commencement ceremonies will be held on May 17-18, recognizing around 1,200 graduates. Dates and times for the five commencement ceremonies can be found below. We are also pleased to welcome this year's distinguished speakers.

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Friday, May 17, 2013 | 8–10:30 a.m.

Frank Erwin Center
Speaker: Woody L. Hunt (bio), Chairman/CEO of Hunt Companies, Inc. 

Woody Hunt    McCombs Commencement Info

Master of Science in Finance McCombs

Friday, May 17, 2013 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Student Activity Center
Speaker: Chip Van Os (bio), Managing Director – Investment Banking of Raymond James

Chip Van Os    McCombs Commencement Info

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Friday, May 17, 2013 | 3–5 p.m.

Gregory Gym
Speaker: Robert G. May (bio), Ph.D., KPMG Professor of Accounting at The University of Texas

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Friday, May 17, 2013 | 6–8 p.m.

Gregory Gym
Speaker: Jeffrey Swope (bio), Managing Partner of Champion Partners

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Saturday, May 18, 2013 | Noon–2 p.m.

Speaker: Bob Metcalfe (bio), Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise

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mccombs safetyBecause of heightened security concerns after recent national events, additional safety procedures will be in place for all upcoming Commencement ceremonies. Backpacks, tote bags or any bags larger than 12 inches in any dimension will not be allowed into any Commencement venue. This applies to all McCombs ceremonies, as well as other schools and the university-wide Commencement at the Tower.

In addition, all other bags, including purses, camera cases and diaper bags are subject to search at the college, school and departmental ceremonies. We strongly urge all attendees not to bring bags unless they are absolutely necessary. Visitors bringing smaller bags should expect delays in order to enter the venue and those with the prohibited larger bags will be turned away.


McCombs Commencement Parking

Parking for Commencement activities is free in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis. With the exception of spaces marked “At All Times,” all university parking garages as well as most surface lots are available.



If you need information about lodging and dining accommodations, the "Austin Visitor Guide" is available from the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.  


videography commencementNot able to attend the commencement ceremony? Check back in a few weeks to view Commencement Ceremony videos. 

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