Dear MPA Students:

We are very excited to virtually celebrate the MPA Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 23rd at 5pm CST!

Please see the information below as to what to expect for the upcoming virtual ceremony.

Virtual Ceremony Details:

  • Students, families and other visitors will be able to access our virtual celebration platform (MarchingOrder) starting at 5pm CST on Saturday May 23d. The platform is a website which will feature a video of the pre-recorded commencement ceremony. All site visitors will be able to scroll through or search for the names of their graduates and view their photo and messages on their graduate slide (example attached). We have over 180 submissions for slides from students, which we invite you to go see as they have personalized them!
  • The link to the ceremony will be shared with students, faculty and staff on May 21st, but will not go live until 5pm on the 23rd. The link will also be posted on the McCombs and UT Commencement websites.
  • Prior to and during the ceremony, we invite you all to participate via social media (posting a photo/video on your social media account and tagging our official McCombs and MPA profiles) and through the commencement hashtags #UTGrad20 #McCombsGrad20 #WhyMcCombs on Instagram and Twitter. We will be actively reposting and engaging with others via social media all week and during the ceremony. The McCombs Twitter account and the MPA Instagram accounts will be live on the ceremony website.


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MPA graduates, feel free to forward this information to family and friends. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I will send out the commencement site link as soon as it is available.


Makenzie Kleszcz

Special Projects Coordinator | MPA Program Office | McCombs School of Business

The University of Texas at Austin

Direct: 512.475.6897 | Main: 512.471.6559 | Office: GSB 4.112CE

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