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Life at McCombs

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Life at McCombs

Your time as a Texas Master of Science student will be fast-paced and intensive, and you will be a part of a diverse, highly qualified cohort of students representing the future of analytics, finance, information technology, and marketing. Many of your experiences will happen outside of the classroom, and we are here with you every step of the way. 

Use the table below to find out more about living in Austin, opportunities during your degree, and current year graduation information.

Living in Austin

Living in Austin

Life in Austin is bustling with diversity, opportunity, and entrepreneurial spirit. The University of Texas at Austin not only provides you access to world-class educational opportunities but to a thriving young city. Learn more about life in Austin and prepare for your year in the heart of the Hill Country.

 Learn About Life in Austin

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Throughout the year, MS students have the opportunity to participate in volunteer opportunities, philanthropic events, and other opportunities throughout the year. With events on campus like Girl Day, The Data Open, and numerous individual speakers, our students have multiple ways to learn both in and out of the classroom.

Utilize our events calendar to stay up to date on current events with Texas Master of Science Programs (events calendar coming soon!).



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Student Executive Committee

Student Executive Committee

The Texas Master of Science Program Student Executive Committee (SEC) provides exceptional students in the Business Analytics, Finance, Information Technology & Management, and Marketing degrees with leadership opportunities within their degree program and across the entirety of the Texas MS programs. Our Student Executive Committee is made up of students who serve as leaders for their respective programs. Students apply to become a member of the committee and then are elected by peers and Program Directors. Our Student Executive Committee members meet every other week and serve as the voices for their programs while leading initiatives in Career Services, Alumni relations, student life and admissions. For more information regarding joining the Texas MS Programs Student Executive Committee, please speak with your degree's Senior Academic Program Coordinator. 

Social Events

Social Events

Our students work hard, and we want to ensure they have time to relax, too! Throughout the year, the Texas MS Programs office runs social events, including the Fall and Spring Socials, Holiday Party, and countless opportunities to grab a free breakfast taco! 

Event Calendar

Event Calendar

The Texas Master of Science Programs events calendar is coming soon!

Graduation information

General Information >

General Information

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Texas Master of Science Programs Commencement Ceremony

When: Friday, May 18, 2018 12:00 pm (noon)

Where: LBJ Auditorium

Commencement Speaker: TBD

Live Streaming: Information & Link Coming Soon!

Texas Master of Science Commencement Reception

When: Friday, May 18, 2018, 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Where: DKR Texas Memorial Stadium, Touchdown Club (8th Floor)


For questions regarding the Texas Master of Science Program Commencement and Reception, please email Allison Wilden at

Don't forget to order your caps and gowns by Sunday, May 6!


Student Shaking Hands 

Apply to Graduate

Students must apply to graduate by April 13 in order to take part in the MS Programs Spring Commencement Ceremony. Apply here.


On graduation day, students must wear the traditional academic regalia in order to participate in the MS Programs Commencement Ceremony. The Masters Regalia Package, which includes cap, gown, tassel, and hood, may be purchased through the Co-Op for $65.99 plus tax. The last day to buy Master's Regalia is May 6, 2018. Regalia cannot be rented through the Co-Op.

Commencement regalia and related items may be purchased from the Graduation Department in the UT Co-Op. Please visit the Graduation Department website for purchase information and in-store. Graduation invitations may also be purchased through the UT Co-Op.

Disability Services

Services for Graduates and Visitors with Disabilities

Special services are available upon request to accommodate the needs of students and visitors with disabilities at all Commencement programs. If you need special accommodation during the ceremony, contact Danielle Thoma at least 5 days prior to Commencement. She may be reached at 512-232-3624 during normal business hours.

If you or your guest requires a sign-language interpreter at the MS Programs Commencement Ceremony, please email Allison Wilden at no later than April 15 so that arrangements can be made.


Professors at Graduation


Free parking will be available in all university parking garages as well as on most surface lots.


The MS Programs Commencement Ceremony will last approximately 2 hours beginning at 12:00 P.M. (noon). Students and guests may walk as they wish to the MS Commencement Reception at the Touchdown Club located on the 8th floor of the DKR Texas Memorial Stadium. The reception will begin at 1:30 P.M. and will last approximately 2.5 hours on a come-and-go basis.


Graduation Caps


Diplomas are mailed approximately six weeks after graduation. Please ensure that your student information is current through the Registrar Office.

Alumni Network

Alumni strengthen the McCombs and MSF communities. Stay involved and up-to-date with the latest news in the MS Programs by sending your updated contact information to Allison Wilden. Stay connected with social media on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You will be able to find your fellow MS Programs alumni and continue to network with colleagues and old classmates.

Please remember to stay connected to our MS Programs Alumni Network post-graduation and let us know your career status. The MS Program hosts several alumni events throughout the year, so please contact Allison Wilden