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College of Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony

The 2018 graduation ceremony for the College of Pharmacy will be held on Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M University campus. Full schedule below.

Schedule of Events

May 25, 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 26, 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.

Photography

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 www.FlashPhotography.com. 

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.

ADA Accommodations

Seating is available inside Rudder Auditorium for patrons who utilize a wheelchair.

Parking

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: http://transport.tamu.edu/Parking/visitor.aspx#rates. 

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

The following hotels will offer a state rate for guest attending the Rangel College of Pharmacy Commencement. All reservations MUST be made by April 27, 2018. The Rangel College of Pharmacy has no affiliations with the following establishments:

Best Western Premier Bryan College Station

1920 Austin’s Colony Parkway
Bryan, TX 77802
Phone: 979-731-5300 (Press 1)
Block name: TAMU College of Pharmacy
Friday, May 25, 2018 and/or Saturday, May 26, 2018
$119.00/night

 

Best Western Plus College Station Inn & Suites

950 Arrington Rd.
College Station, TX 77845
Phone 979-704-6444 (Ext. 1)
Block name: TAMU College of Pharmacy
Friday, May 25, 2018 and/or Saturday, May 26, 2018
$119.00/night

 

Hyatt Place College Station

1100 University Drive East
College Station, TX 77840
Phone: 979-846-9800 (Press 3)
Block name: TAMU College of Pharmacy
Friday, May 25, 2018 and/or Saturday, May 26, 2018
$139.00/night

 

Hawthorn Suites

1100 University Drive East
College Station, TX 77840
Phone: 979-695-9500
Block name: TAMU College of Pharmacy
Friday, May 25, 2018 and/or Saturday, May 26, 2018
$119.00/night  

Hilton Garden Inn

3081 University Drive East
Bryan, TX   77802
979-703-7919
Block Name: TAMU College of Pharmacy
Friday, May 25, 2018 and/or Saturday, May 26, 2018
$107.00/night

 

Vineyard Court

1500 George Bush Dr. E
College Station, TX   77840
979-693-1220
No Blocks: TAMU College of Pharmacy
Friday, May 25, 2018 and/or Saturday, May 26, 2018
$79.00/night

Days Inn

901 University Dr. E
College Station, TX   77840
979-260-9150
Block Name: TAMU College of Pharmacy
Friday, May 25, 2018 and/or Saturday, May 26, 2018
$79.99/night

Homewood Suites by Hilton

950 University Dr. E
College Station, TX   77845
979-846-0400
Block Name: TAMU College of Pharmacy
Friday, May 25, 2018 and/or Saturday, May 26, 2018
$119.00/night

Residence Inn

720 University Dr. E
College Station, TX   77840
Block Name: TAMU College of Pharmacy
Friday, May 25, 2018 and/or Saturday, May 26, 2018
$119.00/night
979-268-2200

 

Further Questions

Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at:
(Phone) 979-436-0720 or
(Email) COP-StudentAffairs@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu

Rangel College of Pharmacy Students – Detailed Commencement Information
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Last Updated 5/3/2018
 

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