Information for Faculty

ACC commencement is the highlight of the academic year.

Faculty participation is encouraged as we endeavor to create a meaningful occasion for our graduates and their guests.

Communication about faculty participation, details instructions for the event will be sent to participating faculty two weeks before the ceremony.  

The HEB Center has an enforced bag policy for all guests.  Information about this can be found here. Additionally, the HEB Center does not allow guests to carry in gifts, helium baloons or signs. 

Parking at the HEB Cedar Park Center:

Parking at the HEB Center is plentiful and is free for all ACC graduation ceremony attendees and guests. 

Optional Shuttle Bus Transportation to the Commencement Ceremony:

Faculty and staff can catch the shuttle bus service from the Highland Campus parking garage to the HEB Cedar Park Center. Free parking is available in the new Highland Campus parking garage.  

Buses will pick up from and return to the northwest side of the Highland Campus, South parking garage before and after the ceremony.  The first shuttle bus will depart the Highland Parking Garage area at 4:00 p.m. The second shuttle bus departure will be at 4:30 p.m.

The first return shuttle bus will leave the HEB Center shortly after the ceremony and the second bus will leave approximately 30 minutes after the first bus departs.     

For mobility-impaired passengers, vehicle drivers may drop off or pick up passengers at the accessible entrance to the HEB Cedar Park Center.  

Link to Map with Faculty entrance to the HEB Center.

Full-time faculty and administrators lead the procession and sit near the graduates on the arena floor during commencement. Academic regalia is worn by all who participate in the ceremony. Full-time faculty or administrators who plan to participate should arrive by 5:00 p.m.