Celebrate Success

At UTSA, Commencement is more than a ceremony. It's a celebration, a defining moment, of the diligence, dedication and collaborations from this educational community which all culminate in earning that significant degree. Celebrate with our UTSA community as we share inspiring stories about our excellent students and the long-awaited Commencement experience.

Ceremony One

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Ceremony 10 a.m.

  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • University College



Speaker: Paula Gold-Williams

Ceremony Two

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Ceremony 4 p.m.

  • College of Architecture, Construction & Planning
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering


Speaker: Paula Gold-Williams

Ceremony Three

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ceremony 2 p.m.

  • College of Education & Human Development
  • College of Public Policy
  • College of Sciences


Speaker: Phil Guthrie

Commencement Speaker

Arcilia C. Acosta - President / CEO

Arcilia Acosta is the President and CEO of CARCON Industries and Construction, a full-service construction firm based in Dallas with offices throughout Texas. She is also the founder and CEO of Southwestern Testing Laboratories (STL Engineers), a geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing firm based in Dallas. In 2016, Acosta was appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by Governor Greg Abbott.

Acosta has previously served as Commencement speaker at Texas Tech University, Mountain View College, Texas Woman's University and Sam Houston State University.

Contact Us

For questions regarding Commencement, contact:

Phone: 210-458-4160

Email: commencement@utsa.edu

Meet some of our outstanding graduates

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Raven K. Reyna Profile

Raven K. Reyna

B.A. in Medical Humanities

UTSA has given me tools necessary to be a valuable contributor to the community. By participating in opportunities provided by the Honors College. I gained crucial experience in fields related to my degree.

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Rambod Agharokh Aznavaleh Profile

Rambod Agharokh Aznavaleh

B.A. in Biology (Neurobiology)

Attending UTSA has made me cognizant of social and political issues, understanding and open to viewpoints of varying disciplines, and made me an all-around better person. I could not be more thankful.

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Lee Ann Higginbotham Profile

Lee Ann Higginbotham

M.A. in Accounting

UTSA has prepared me for the future by giving me the skills I am going to require to be successful at being an auditor for a national accounting firm where I have been an intern.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success

The caps. The gowns. The tassels. The mortarboards. Here’s a breakdown of the meaning behind UTSA academia regalia and how it is displayed.

What They Wear

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Students capture this momentous occasion through photos taken at some of UTSA's most iconic locations. Hare are some tips to take the perfect picture.

Say Cheese!

UTSA Traditions

UTSA Traditions

UTSA special traditions create the forever Roadrunner experience.

Roadrunner Spirit

Commencement Traditions

Commencement Traditions

From mariachis to class rings in the Alamo, see why our graduation is unique.

Make a Statement

What people are saying about #UTSAGrad18

Making an Impact

Making an Impact

UTSA graduates share a common bond: They're forever Roadrunners. Solidify that pride, make important connections, and join the UTSA Alumni Association.

Forever a Roadrunner

Celebrating Accomplishments

Celebrating Accomplishments

UTSA is so proud of our outstanding graduates! Take a look at how we recognize their achievements before they walk the stage on Commencement Day.

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Congratulations, Runners!