Commencement ceremonies will be held in the
There are many parking spaces available near the arena (traffic and parking maps).
The doors to Reed Arena will be opened for guests two hours before the start of each ceremony. Seating is available on a "first come, first served" basis. Large groups may want to arrive earlier to find seats together. In recent semesters there has been adequate seating for all guests, although some guests who arrive as the starting time approaches may have to sit in upper or corner sections. Editor's Note: Typically "excellent" seating can be found at least 45 minutes early, "good" seating can be found at least 30 minutes early.
Unless otherwise noted on the Date & Speakers Page, tickets are not required for guest admission.
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 anytime, graduating students and their guests are requested to respect the other graduates by staying during the entire ceremony.
Other Viewing Options
The ceremonies are carried live on Texas A&M's television station KAMU-DT (broadcast on Channels 12.1, 12.2, & 12.3 and Cable 700 locally). The broadcast may be viewed from the comfort of an apartment or hotel room. Also, you may purchase a video on DVD from KAMU of any of the ceremonies.
A number of hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts are located in the Bryan/College Station area. Check the local yellow page listings for additional lodging that may be available in Bryan/College Station or nearby towns. This listing is provided as a service and does not imply endorsement or recommendation by Texas A&M University of any specific establishment.