The information below can assist you prepare for attending a commencement ceremony held at Texas A&M University and those organized by individual colleges and branch campuses
. If you're a degree candidate, please review the student graduation information on the Aggie One Stop website
Guest Arrival and Seating
The doors to Reed Arena will be opened for guests at least one hour before the start of each ceremony. Arena seats are not assigned and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See schedule
Accommodations for Guests with Limited Mobility or Impaired Hearing
Reed Arena is fully equipped for ADA needs. Wheelchair space and seating for mobility-impaired guests are both available on a first-come first-serve basis. 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. Enter at the main entrance, and an usher will be able to direct you to the appropriate seating area. Designated reserved sections for hearing and visually impaired guests can be found in Section 104, Rows A and B, Seats 1-4. Sign interpretation for graduates or guests will be provided for the university commencement ceremonies. Hearing assistance devices are available in Guest Services, across from Section 113, near the main entrance. For additional details regarding accessibility services at Reed Arena, please visit https://reed.tamu.edu/guest-services/accessibility-information/
Family and guests are typically dressed in business or business casual attire.
Although the length of each ceremony varies with the number of graduates, it is best to plan for up to three hours. Visitors may leave the viewing area at any time; however, graduating students and their guests are requested to respect the other graduates by staying during the entire ceremony.
There are several policies that graduates and attendees are expected to adhere by. These include a clear bag policy
no outside food and beverages, no alcohol or tobacco products, no noise makers/air horns, no pets, no tripods or monopods. A full list of prohibited items at Reed Arena may be found on their Special Events Policies