Guests

Welcome–Parents, Families, and Friends!

Texas A&M University students work very hard to obtain their degrees.  Without a doubt parents, families, and friends help support our students along their journey to receiving a diploma.  Which means not only are these ceremonies meant to congratulate and honor our new graduates, it is also a event to be shared with those who have helped them along the way. 

Reed Arena – The doors to Reed Arena will be opened for guests at least one hour before the start of each ceremony. Saving seats inside ceremony locations is not permitted.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Large groups may want to arrive earlier to find seats together.  Graduation ceremony locations are ADA compliant.  Reserved seating for wheelchair/mobility/visually impaired patrons is available.

Kyle Field – The doors to Kyle Field will be opened for guests beginning 7:30 a.m.  The procession of graduating students into Kyle Field will begin at 8:45 a.m.  Guests will enter through the West entrance (entrance 3) through the Hall of Champions and be seated on the West side of Kyle Field.  The Hall of Champions will be open during the ceremony for guests to enter for restrooms, concessions, and air conditioning – the ceremony will be streamed on the TV monitors inside.
 
A clear bag policy will be in effect for the commencement ceremony at Kyle Field – bags must be clear and not exceed 12” (by 6” by 12”) or be a clear 1 gallon re-sealable plastic freezer storage bag, one per person.  Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and have a maximum of one logo imprint not exceeding 4.5” tall by 3.4” wide.  The only non-clear bags permitted are small clutch bags (with or without a strap) that are the size of a hand.  Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at designated areas.

Unless otherwise noted on the Ceremony webpages*, tickets are not required for guest admission.

*Ceremony Webpages:

Reed Arena – Although the length of each ceremony varies with the number of graduates, it is best to plan for up to three hours. Although visitors may leave the viewing area at any time, graduating students and their guests are requested to respect the other graduates by staying during the entire ceremony. Graduates leaving the ceremony early will have to leave their diploma(s) with an usher at the exit.

Kyle Field – Due to the increased number of students participating in the College of Engineering ceremony at Kyle Field, the ceremony is expected to last longer than smaller ceremonies held at Reed Arena with the hope that it will not exceed four hours.  As with the ceremonies at Reed Arena, visitors may leave the viewing area at any time, graduating students and their guests are requested to respect the other graduates by staying during the entire ceremony. Graduates leaving the ceremony early will have to leave their diploma(s) with an usher at the exit.
 
 

Some additional information you may find helpful regarding commencement ceremonies are:
 


We welcome you to join our degree candidates in celebrating such a special milestone.