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UTSA Presidential Seal

The Inauguration of Taylor Eighmy

The Sixth President of The University of Texas at San Antonio

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of having an inauguration?

Universities hold inaugurations to accomplish several goals. The occasion encourages public identification and establishment of the new president in their position. It also gives the institution an opportunity to reaffirm historic commitments, to rally the academic community around the president and to heighten institutional visibility.


Who may attend the inaugural ceremony?

All faculty, staff, students and other friends of the University, as well as those who have been invited as Delegates and Special Guests, are welcome.


Who is invited to march in the procession?

Those individuals who regularly march for convocation and commencement are invited to wear full academic regalia and march in the procession. Delegates may check in on the first floor of the H-E-B Student Union, adjacent to the Ximenes Garage, beginning at 12:15 p.m. Ceremony begins at 3 p.m. and is expected to conclude by 4:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided to Delegates.


What groups will be represented in the procession?

In addition to the faculty, the procession will include the color guard, student delegation, delegates from other educational institutions, principal administrative officers of UTSA, members of the University board of trustees.


Will campus offices be closed during the inauguration?

No, but hourly employees and salaried non-­faculty who wish to attend the inauguration ceremony may make arrangements with their supervisor to do so.


Who is invited to the pre-ceremony luncheon?

Because of space limitations, the Inaugural Luncheon is planned for Official Delegates and Special Guests. Many of these individuals will be in town just for the inauguration day. This event will provide them with an opportunity to talk briefly with Dr. Eighmy.


Where do off-campus guests receive information?

There is an Inauguration website with information available at utsa.edu/inauguration. On the day of inauguration, there will be student ambassadors to assist guests.


Who are the members of the Committee for the Inauguration in case I have further questions?

Contact either Anne Peters – anne.peters@utsa.edu; or Rebecca Luther (Faculty and Delegate liaison) rebecca.luther@utsa.edu.


Day Of Service

Can I choose the service agency where I’ll be volunteering?

We will assign you to a service project based on the size of your group, number of volunteers needed for each project, and transportation needs. Thank you in advance for your flexibility!


Will there be transportation available from Downtown Campus to the various service locations?

Yes, shuttle service will be available from both the Downtown and Main Campuses to some of the service locations. Confirmations will be sent out on March 21st.


Is there an age limit for the Day of Service volunteers? Can I bring my child to the Day of Service?

Yes, your entire family can participate in the Day of Service! Any children 10 and over are welcome to participate. Be sure to register as a “group” on the registration form, and indicate how many children under the age of 18 will be accompanying you. Please note that children must be under parent/guardian supervision at all times.


How can I register my service agency for the Day of Service?

Use this form to register your service agency, and our volunteer services program manager will get back to you to make arrangements.


Who should I contact with questions about the Day of Service?

Contact Brandi Raschke, Day of Service Program Manager, at volunteer@utsa.edu or 210-458-6114.

 


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