University holds commencement ceremony

Colton Pence

Thousands of Longhorns donned their caps and gowns this weekend to celebrate graduation, marking the end of their time at the University.

About 3,100 students graduated this semester, including 2,124 undergraduates, 740 students who received master’s degrees, 221 doctoral students and 15 law students, according to the Office of the Registrar.

Fall commencement ceremonies took place on Saturday and Sunday with each college holding separate convocations. In addition, Texas Exes hosted a commencement weekend open house for the recent graduates to come and toast to their degrees on Saturday, called The Great Texas Exit.

For many graduates, this marks the time where they will try to find work and begin their career, which may prove difficult for some in the current economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate of Texas is 8.4 percent, below the current national rate of 9 percent. The University offers career services to graduates to assist in deciding what to do after graduation.

Printed on Monday, December 5th, 2011 as: New year, new grads