Texas A&M May 2018 Commencement Information

                    Thursday, May 10, 9 a.m. – Reed Arena

Graduates and Undergraduates in Mays Business School

                     Thursday, May 10, 2 p.m.  – Reed Arena

Graduates and Undergraduates in Liberal Arts (Departments: Communication, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)

Graduates in Bush School of Government and Public Service

                      Thursday, May 10, 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 11, 9 a.m. – Reed Arena

Graduates and Undergraduates in Agriculture

                       Friday, May 11, 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


                       Friday, May 11, 7 p.m. – Reed Arena

Graduates and Undergraduates in Education and Human Development

                        Saturday, May 12, 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)

                          Saturday, May 12, 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:

  • 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.

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