|Albert Sidney Burleson was
one of thirteen Law School graduates to receive the first
diploma awarded by The University, June 14, 1884.
|Early in its
history The University's week-long commencement
celebrations featured concluding exercises of the
literary societies and a Final Ball and Reception.
|Commencement exercises from
1884 until 1888 were conducted at Millett's Opera House
located on Ninth Street in downtown Austin.
and dresses topped with mortar boards represented the
proper graduating attire for the Class of 1895.
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