The University of Texas at Austin Commencement
Friday May 10
iSchool Graduation Ceremony
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Dr

We’re pleased to announce that the School of Information 2024 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 3:00 pm in Bass Concert Hall, located in the Texas Performing Arts Center. Please join us in honoring the achievements of our graduates and celebrating their accomplishments.

School of Information Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 10, 3:00 - 4:30 pm | Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 

Guest Speaker: Danielle Smith, technology researcher (bio below)

We cordially invite faculty, staff, and guests to come join us in celebrating our graduates! The iSchool ceremony will feature a distinguished speaker and recognize our graduates individually as they cross the stage.

The ceremony will be livestreamed for family, friends, and loved ones who are unable to attend in person. 

If you have any questions, please email

Live Stream the iSchool's Graduation Ceremony 

Distinguished Speaker

Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith is a technology leader with 20+ years of experience in technology research and user experience design strategy. She’s worked in a variety of industries spanning from spaceflight at NASA/Lockheed Martin, to enterprise systems and end user computing at Dell, the payments and credit industry at PayPal, and healthcare at Cigna. Her most recent professional experience was leading a multidisciplinary Experience Research team focused on pharmacy and other healthcare services. The team included user research and accessibility, survey science, digital experience analytics and data science. She has been an individual contributor, a consultant, and a leader of leaders.

Danielle is a native Houstonian and completed her PhD in Industrial / Organizational - Human Factors Psychology at Rice University in 2007. She worked with Kenneth Laughery as an advisor, researching safety decision-making and warning label design. Danielle is currently wrapping up the second year of a 2-year career break in central Mexico, enhancing her Spanish and exploring life with her spouse.

Event Details




Information for Graduates

Academic regalia is strongly encouraged for graduates. Regalia can be purchased at the UT Co-Op.  

Check-in for graduates will begin at 2:00 pm at the Bass Concert Hall loading dock (see image) and will close at 2:30 pm. Graduates should arrive wearing their regalia and should not bring personal items such as purses or bags, as there is no area to secure them during the ceremony. We recommend that graduates carry cell phones and keys on a wristlet or in clothing with pockets.  

Flash Photography will take a photo of you as you cross the stage, as well as an individual posed photo shortly thereafter. Flash will e-mail you proofs of your photos directly; if you choose to purchase photos, you will do so directly through Flash. 

More information and updates will be provided to graduates who have RSVP’d to the iSchool’s ceremony in late April.


Additional Graduation Celebrations

We encourage all iSchool graduates to attend the University-wide Commencement Ceremony on May 11, 2024, at 7:30 pm in DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium, to celebrate with the entire university. This ceremony is the culmination of commencement weekend and students are recognized as a group, rather than individually. The ceremony includes a distinguished speaker, the lighting of the Tower, and a concluding fireworks display. 

Graduating students will receive more information about attending this ceremony in late April. Guest tickets are not required to attend, but tickets will be required for graduating students to access their designated seating area.  

Other celebrations