Master’s Commencement: Class of 2023
Congratulations to the HDO Master’s Class of 2023!
Join us on December 8, 2023, to commemorate the graduation of our tenth HDO Master’s cohort. We have three special events planned for the day to celebrate the impressive work of these students. All events will take place at UT Austin’s Thompson Conference Center. We hope to see you there!
Please see below for more information regarding each of our graduation-day events.
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HDO Master’s Commencement 2023 Events:
Practical Applications of the Liberal Arts for the Modern Workplace
December 8, 2023 • 10:00 am-Noon • Thompson Conference Center (Room 3.102) at UT Austin
Each Master’s student produces a Capstone Project that allows them to personalize HDO’s multidisciplinary curriculum and apply it to an issue(s) of their choosing. These projects, which explore the applicability of the humanities and social and behavioral sciences to businesses and nonprofit organizations, serve as a culmination of all the work students have put forth in pursuit of their degree.
The Class of 2023 will be presenting their Capstone Projects to the general public, faculty members, business and nonprofit leaders, advisors, and family members at HDO’s annual Practical Applications of the Liberal Arts for the Modern Workplace event on December 8.
At this event, students present posters that summarize the key points covered in their Capstone Project, answer your questions about their research, and explore how their ideas may be applied to your organization.
December 8, 2023 • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm • Thompson Conference Center (Room 1.110) at UT Austin
Graduates’ family members, friends, colleagues, and other supporters are invited to join HDO faculty and staff in celebrating the commencement of our Master’s Class of 2023.
Who should RSVP? While RSVPs are encouraged, they are not required for graduating students or their guests who wish to attend the ceremony. However, HDO faculty members and UT administrators attending the event are required to RSVP.
December 8, 2023 • 5:30 pm-7:30 pm • Thompson Conference Center (Dining Room) at UT Austin
Our graduation dinner is an intimate event allowing graduates to celebrate their achievements with family members, friends, and HDO faculty.
Please note that the graduation dinner is an invitation-only event. As a reminder, graduating students are permitted three guests for dinner, while faculty and Board members are permitted one guest each.
Who Should RSVP? Graduating students, faculty members, and Advisory Board members should complete this RSVP for themselves and any guests they will be bringing. This will enable us to get an accurate count and collect relevant dietary restriction information.