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The Inauguration of Taylor Eighmy

The Sixth President of The University of Texas at San Antonio

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Convocation Center, UTSA Main Campus

2:30 p.m. | Prelude and Processional

3:00 p.m. | Ceremony

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Inauguration Highlights

Dr. Taylor Eighmy

Join us in a celebration of UTSA's newest chapter under the leadership of President Taylor Eighmy.


  • Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band
  • UTSA student music and dance performances
  • An original poem by Dr. Carmen Tafolla, Poet Laureate of Texas 2015-16
  • Greetings from City Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales
  • Remarks by Student Government Association President Marcus Thomas
  • Remarks by Chancellor William McRaven
  • Inaugural Remarks by President Taylor Eighmy

All attendees are invited to a reception following the ceremony on the Convocation Plaza.

Day of Service

You are invited to participate in UTSA's Day of Service on the Saturday following inauguration. In honor of Dr. Eighmy's vision for close alignment between the university and the city, this day celebrates that partnership by providing an opportunity for the university to give back to San Antonio.

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Faculty are invited to participate in the Inauguration ceremony processional, joining delegates from institutions around the country in their academic regalia.

More Information for Faculty


See the schedule of events for institutional delegates, including information on robing and the pre-ceremony processional where delegates will march in order of the founding date of their institution.

More Information for Delegates

About Dr. Eighmy

As an advocate for urban-serving public higher education, Eighmy is passionate about UTSA’s role as San Antonio’s university of the future by preparing graduates to tackle our society’s grandest challenges.

Learn More about Dr. Eighmy


We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the Inauguration, including information about parking, attire and more!

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