The impressive Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, which has hosted American presidents and industry leaders, is an excellent location for conducting graduations and award ceremonies or hosting lectures and keynote speakers. The auditorium seats 967. Originally built in 1965, it was renovated in 2010 along with the LBJ Presidential Library, including updates to the upper lobby, lower lobby, green room and auditorium interior, as well as upgrades to the audio and visual equipment for the auditorium.
Host larger receptions and exhibitions in the two lobbies outside of the auditorium. The close proximity of the Thompson Conference Center serves as a convenient location for break-out sessions or for smaller receptions or displays.
The LBJ Auditorium serves a variety of clients and hosts a wide assortment of educational programs and events. Campus groups commonly use the space for graduations and other ceremonies. Government entities have rented the auditorium as part of large conferences or as a forum to discuss changing policies. External use of the auditorium is available with university co-sponsorship. Corporations, non-profit agencies and business associations have hosted events such as graduations and other not-for-profit educational events.