Texas A&M Spring 2019 Commencement Information

Thursday, May 9, 2019

  • 9 a.m. – Reed Arena
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Mays Business School
  • 2 p.m. – Reed Arena
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Liberal Arts (Departments: Communication, Economics, Political Science, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Sociology)
    • Graduates in Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • 7 p.m. – Reed Arena
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Liberal Arts (Departments: University Studies/Women’s and Gender Studies, Anthropology, English, Hispanic Studies, History, International Studies, Performance Studies, and Philosophy and Humanities)
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Science
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Friday, May 10, 2019

  • 9 a.m. – Reed Arena
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • 2 p.m. – Reed Arena
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Architecture
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Geosciences
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Nursing
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Public Health
  • 7 p.m. – Reed Arena
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Education and Human Development

Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • 9 a.m. – Reed Arena
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Engineering (Departments: Aerospace Engineering, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Engineering)
  • 2 p.m. – Reed Arena
    • Graduates and Undergraduates in Engineering (Departments: Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Ocean Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering)

Please note the following rules and regulations:

  • Clear Bag Policy is in effect. Click here for more information.
  • No outside food and beverages permitted. Concessions are available at this event
  • No alcohol, tobacco products, or electronic/vapor cigarettes.
  • No weapons (knives, guns*, chains, etc.)
  • No banners, signs, or flags
  • No balloons, noise makers, air horns, laser pointers, or fireworks
  • No roller blades or skate shoes
  • No animals other than service animals
  • No tripods
  • No strollers

*Reed arena is a concealed handgun license (CHL) exclusionary zone (guns free zone) for athletic and other designated events. Concealed carry is also prohibited at events and in arena facilities at which alcohol is sold or served. Guests may contact the arena management office at 979-862-7330 for information pertaining to which events do and do not permit licensed carry of concealed handguns, pursuant to SB 11, the Campus Carry law effective August 1, 2016. Open carry of handguns is prohibited at all times.

Graduation Seating:

  • First come first serve seating at Reed Arena.
  • Reserving seats for other guests in your party is not permitted.
  • Complete parties have priority seating over incomplete parties.
  • For Texas A&M Commencements, it is recommended that you arrive up to an hour early to ensure seating together for larger groups.
  • The top three rows in each section are reserved for mobility impaired guests.  Most of these reserved areas can accommodate wheelchair seating.  Up to four family members/attendants per mobility impaired patron is permitted to sit in the reserved areas. These areas are accessible from the ground level concourse through the North, East and Main Entrances.

The ceremony will conclude with a recessional, during which the graduates will be directed to exit Reed Arena from the southwest to meet their guests outside. Once out of the facility, there will be no re-entry for graduates or guests.

South and West Entrances are non-ADA accessible.

For additional information about Texas A&M commencements, please visit the Texas A&M Graduation website.

Directions to Reed Arena

Parking information

This is a photo of Texas A&M graduates