"We're Texas": Commencement Celebrations at The University of Texas, 1884-1983

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

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