Commencement December 2017

Ceremony One

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Ceremony 10 a.m.

Commencement Speaker

The Honorable Joaquin Castro
United States House of Representatives, 20th District of Texas

  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Public Policy
  • College of Sciences

Ceremony Two

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Ceremony 4 p.m.

Commencement Speaker

The Honorable Ron Nirenberg 
Mayor, City of San Antonio

  • College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • University College

Things to remember the day of Commencement

  • Arrive two hours before the ceremony. Follow the signs to check-in.
  • At check-in, graduates will pick up their name card, fill out the photo information and line up.
  • Leave purses and bags with family. They're not allowed at check-in.
  • During the ceremony, all names will be called.
  • The ceremony will last 2—2.5 hours.
  • Stay seated throughout the ceremony.
  • After the ceremony, meet family and friends outside.

To ensure the safety of every guest and graduate, all persons will be subject to a bag check and security scan. The Alamodome has implemented a Clear Bag Policy that limits the size and type of bags permitted. Visit Security Procedures for more information on the process.

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