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College of Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony

The 2019 graduation ceremony for the College of Pharmacy will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M University campus. Full schedule below.

Schedule of Events

May 24, Friday

Awards Banquet, Texas A&M University MSC, Bethancourt Ballroom, 6 – 8 p.m.
(Due to limited seating, each student will only be allowed two (2) guests at the awards banquet.)

May 25, Saturday

Commencement, Texas A&M University Rudder Auditorium, 2 p.m.

The length of each commencement ceremony will vary and 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.

Every graduate would like for family and friends to hear his or her name called when receiving their degree. We kindly ask that air horns or extra loud noisemakers not be used during the ceremony.

Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. for general seating inside Rudder Auditorium.

Reception to follow, Texas A&M University Rudder Auditorium - Exhibit Hall

Security and  Safety Procedures

As Texas A&M University prepare for upcoming Commencement exercises, they are actively planning for the thousands of graduates, families and loved ones who will attend this momentous occasion. It is our top priority to ensure a safe and memorable experience for all involved.  Therefore, safety procedures will be in place for upcoming Commencement ceremonies held on campus.  To ensure the safety of every guest, visitors may be subject to security and bag checks before entering the Commencement venue.

This information is being provided as a preliminary precaution that delays are possible due to increased security measures.  We recommend checking back periodically for more information, as further details are pending.   

We regret any inconvenience our increased security causes, but our primary goal is the safety of our students, their families and guests, and our faculty and staff. Thank you for your understanding.


Flash Photography is the official commencement photographer for the ceremonies at Rudder Auditorium.  Graduates will be photographed once on stage and again individually off stage. Proofs will be e-mailed and mailed to each graduate the week after the ceremony with available packages for purchase. If you have any questions, please contact the photographer at 1-800-410-8070 or directly via their web page 

Diploma Frames

Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Texas A&M University is the official on-campus bookstore and located in the Memorial Student Center (MSC) first level. Diploma frames will be available to view and purchase on the day of commencement in the bookstore. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For additional information and online ordering click here.

USA Diploma Frames will be available on the day of commencement and will display diploma frame options for purchase.  For additional information, visit or call them directly at 214-763-3361.  

ADA Accommodations

Seating is available inside Ruder Auditorium for patrons needing ADA Accommodations.

The Commencement ceremony is well attended. We highly encourage any guest needing ADA Accommodations to arrive at the auditorium early.  An early arrival will allow us to seat you prior to the doors opening to the general public at 1:00 pm.  If you need assistance or have a question about accommodations, contact the Office of the Student Affairs at (979) 436-0720.


Rudder Complex  

For ceremonies held in College Station, there are many parking spaces available on campus and near Rudder Auditorium. Guests attending Commencement in Rudder may pay to park in University Center Garage according to the hourly visitor rates. Parking rates can be found here: 

Handicapped parking is available with the appropriate parking permit. For Texas A&M University main campus parking questions, please contact Transportation Services at 979-862-7275 (PARK).

Lot 62, 48 and 59, located next to Kyle Field and other open lots within walking distance to Rudder Auditorium are FREE on weekends, and after 5 p.m. on Friday, unless it is a RESERVED space. 

Hotel Accommodations

Please find updated information for the hotels in College Station for the Commencement:  Dates that have been reserved are May 24 & 25, with the cut-off date of April 24th.


Texas A&M Hotel
177 Joe Routt Blvd
Booking will be done online under: College of Pharmacy Commencement
Rate is $101.00 per night
20 rooms

Aloft College Station
1150 University Drive East
Booking will be done online under: Book your group rate for TAMHSC-Rangel College of Pharmacy
Rate is $101.00 per night
60 rooms

Embassy Suites by Hilton
201 University Drive East
Group Name: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
Rate is $101.00 per night
20 rooms

LaQuinta Inn College Station
607 Texas Avenue
Group Name: Rangel College of Pharmacy
Rate is $101.00 per night
90 rooms

Days Inn
901 University Drive E
Rate is $79.99 per night
10 rooms


More information coming soon 

Further Questions

Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at:
(Phone) 979-436-0720 or

Rangel College of Pharmacy Students – Detailed Commencement Information
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Last Updated 3/4/2019

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