MAP: Where to avoid downtown San Marcos during Texas State University's commencement

Texas State University will graduate more than 5,000 students this year.

Texas State University will graduate more than 5,000 students this year.

Next week, Texas State University will graduate a record-setting number of students. More than 5,000 candidates for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are expected to cross the stage during eight commencement ceremonies May 10-12 at Strahan Coliseum.

During commencement week, Charles Austin Drive will only be accessible from Hopkins Street. The two large parking lots near Bobcat Stadium and the parking lot at Eastwood Street and Post Road will serve as park-and-ride lots to Strahan Coliseum.

The parking lot on Post Road near the Meadows Center will be used as a limited mobility parking lot.

The parking garage on Edward Gary Street will waive fees from May 10-12.

Below is the schedule for commencement ceremonies for May 10-12.

May 10:
10 a.m.: Department of Geography, Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology and the Graduate College

2 p.m.: Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of History, Center for International Studies, Department of Modern Languages, Department of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, University College and the Graduate College

6 p.m.: College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Graduate College

May 11:
10 a.m.: Department of Health and Human Performance, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology, and the Graduate College

2 p.m.: Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Occupation, Workforce and Leadership Studies, School of Social Work, Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Graduate College

6 p.m.: College of Health Professions, Department of Agriculture, School of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Graduate College

May 12:
10 a.m.: McCoy College of Business Administration and the Graduate College

2 p.m.: College of Science and Engineering and the Graduate College

Texas State will stream the ceremonies live at


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