(March 9, 2010)--UTSA Commencement ceremonies for the spring semester are Thursday-Saturday, May 6-8 at the Convocation Center on the Main Campus. UTSA will continue with the traditional five ceremonies as the university remains one of the fast growing institutions in Texas.
As the ceremonies approach, graduates-to-be will want to attend GradFest on March 24-25, when commencement ticket distribution begins. Sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association, the event at the Main and Downtown campuses is an opportunity to make all commencement purchases at one time.
At GradFest, graduation candidates can pick up commencement tickets and order announcements, cap and gown, diploma frame and an official UTSA ring. Each graduate-to-be will be allotted six tickets for family members and friends to attend a ceremony. Remaining tickets will be distributed by lottery on April 24. Monitor the UTSA Commencement Web site for lottery times.
GradFest also is an opportunity for graduation candidates to register to win prizes and buy a Pave the Paseo brick. Brick buyers will have their names placed on a brick paving the walkway between the older and newer sections of the University Center on the Main Campus.
GradFest dates and times
>> Learn the latest about the ceremonies at the UTSA Commencement Web site.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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