Austin Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018

Please join us to celebrate our world-changing graduates! National American University Austin area campuses will host the 2018 commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium located on the University of Texas at Austin Campus.

Info for Grads

Morning Ceremony - Graduate Programs from the Roueche Graduate Center

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 12 p.m.

ONLY Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs

10:00am-10:30am: Graduates arrive at the LBJ Auditorium for check in (Doors open for graduates and staff only). If you are not on time, you may forfeit your right to walk the stage. The ceremony will begin at 12:00 p.m.

10:30am-11:00am: Graduates begin lining up.

11:00am- 11:30am: Procession of graduate candidates begins.

12:00pm-2:00pm: Commencement ceremony begins (will be approximately 2 hours).

Afternoon Ceremony -Undergraduate Programs from Georgetown and Austin North Campus

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

ONLY Diploma, Associates, and Bachelor Degree Programs

2:30pm- 3:00pm: Graduates arrive at the LBJ Auditorium for check in (Doors open for graduates and staff only). If you are not on time, you may forfeit your right to walk the stage. The ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m.

3:00pm- 3:30pm: Graduates begin lining up.

3:30pm-4:00pm: Procession of graduate candidates begins.

4:00pm-6:00pm: Commencement ceremony begins (will be approximately 2 hours).

Graduates should arrive early for check-in. If you are not on time, you may forfeit your right to walk the stage.

Guests should arrive no more than 30 minutes before the commencement ceremony begins.

Services for Graduates with Disabilities

Degree candidates with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in their Commencement ceremony, are asked to contact their academic advisor, or send an email to awiderman@national.edu to discuss accommodation possibilities.

Accommodation requests must be made by Friday, June 1, 2018. While every effort will be made to make accommodations, the university may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests.

Info for Guests

Attending Commencement

Congratulations on your graduate's remarkable achievement of earning a college degree!

Ceremony

  • Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before the ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the LBJ Auditorium.
  • The ceremony should take approximately 2—2.5 hours.
  • After the ceremony, please exit the auditorium to congratulate your graduate.

Tickets

RSVP via EventBrite indicating how many guests will attend, as spacing is limited.

Noisemakers, Balloons, Flowers and Refreshments

No noisemakers, balloons, or outside refreshments will be allowed inside the LBJ Auditorium.

Regalia and Announcements

Regalia for Undergraduate Programs:

All participants must wear academic regalia. Caps, gowns, tassels and other commencement items can be ordered from Josten's here:

Georgetown Campus: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2417106/National-American-University/

Austin North Campus: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2417107/National-American-University/

Regalia for Master's Programs:

All participants must wear academic regalia. Caps, gowns, tassels and other commencement items can be ordered from Josten's here: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2417140/National-American-University-Grad-Center/.

Regalia for Doctoral Community College Leadership Program:

All participants must wear academic regalia.  Doctoral regalia consisting of gowns, hoods, tams, and tassels can be ordered from Oak Hall here: https://oakhalli.com/colleges/NAU.

You are encouraged to wear dark shoes, since dark accessories have a more favorable appearance with the formal academic wear.

Announcements

Announcements can be purchased directly through the Jostens website.

Where to Stay

Area accommodations for lodging are in high demand in Austin during Commencement weekend. Guests are encouraged to make arrangements well in advance. As a helpful resource, a list of hotels near the LBJ Auditorium is provided below. Please note that this list is provided for your convenience and is not an endorsement of any business listed.

 

There are several hotels near the LBJ Auditorium, some with discounted rates.
 

Doubletree by Hilton Austin University

1617 North Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78702
512-479-4000

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/A/AUSIMDT-NAU-20180607/index.jhtml

Doubletree by Hilton Austin

6505 North Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78752
512-454-3737

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/A/AUSLNDT-NAT-20180607/index.jhtml

 Courtyard by Marriott Austin-University Area

5660 North Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78751
512-458-2340

https://www.marriott.com/reservation/rateListMenu.mi?defaultTab=standard

Directions and Parking

Directions to Lot 40 (General Parking, LBJ Auditorium)

Please note, parking in lot 40 is limited (241 spaces). If the lot fills, do not park in lots 38 or 39. The closest garage is the Manor Parking Garage (MAG), standard parking rates apply.

Coming from IH-35

Take the 32nd St. Exit and turn west at the light. Travel west on block on 32nd St. to Red River St. Turn left and travel south on Red River St. to the first light (26th/Dean Keeton). Proceed through the intersection and turn right into the first parking lot (Lot 40).

Coming from Austin Bergstrom International Airport

When leaving the airport, turn left Hwy 71 west. Stay in the right hand lanes and curve to the right onto Bastrop Hwy/US 183. Continue in the same lane as it crosses the bridge over the Colorado River. Continue in the same lane onto Airport Blvd. Stay on Airport Blvd. until the intersection with IH-35. Turn left onto the southbound IH-35 access road and process to 32nd St. Turn right onto 32nd St. Travel west 1 block on 32nd St. to Red River St. Turn left and travel south on Red River St. to the first light (26th/Dean Keeton St). Proceed through the intersection and turn right into the first parking lot (lot 40).

Closest Parking Garages

Manor Road Garage (MAC): 2017 Robert Dedman Drive- Garage fees will apply

South of the TCC and LBJ Library on Robert Dedman, directly across the street from Darrell K Royal- Texas Memorial Stadium

San Jacinto Garage (SJG): 2401 San Jacinto Blvd – Garage fees will apply

San Jacinto Garage is between 24th and Dean Keeton (formerly 26th ) Streets.

Traffic

Due to the high number of guests in attendance for the ceremony, heavy traffic congestion is anticipated in the LBJ/Downtown areas. Families are strongly advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Additional parking options are available in private lots or downtown parking garages. Click here for more information on downtown parking.

Contact Us

For any questions regarding commencement, please contact: