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UTSA Fall 2010 Commencement ceremonies are Dec. 16-18 at Main Campus

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UTSA Commencement (Photo by Mark McClendon)

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(Dec. 14, 2010)--More than 3,000 graduation candidates will walk across the stage this week as UTSA celebrates three days of commencement ceremonies from Thursday, Dec. 16 through Saturday, Dec. 18 in the Convocation Center on the Main Campus. After Saturday's ceremonies, UTSA will have nearly 85,000 alumni. UTSA President Ricardo Romo will officiate at all ceremonies in the Convocation Center.

A total of 2,419 undergraduate students will participate in six ceremonies at the Main Campus with 592 master's students and 46 doctoral students joining the procession.

>> The five UTSA commencement ceremonies at the Convocation Center will be telecast live on AT&T U-verse channel 99, Grande Cable channel 21 and Time Warner Cable channel 98 and on the UTSA Distance Learning and Academic Technology website.

  • Ceremonies begin at 6 p.m., Thursday when 816 graduation candidates from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts are eligible to walk the stage.
  • At 2 p.m., Friday, the Honors College ceremony will be in the UTSA Recital Hall. Honors College graduates represent students enrolled in UTSA's seven other colleges. These students are invited to participate in both the Honors College ceremony and with their classmates in the ceremonies for their degree majors.
  • At 6 p.m., Friday, 636 graduation candidates from the College of Education and Human Development will walk the stage.
  • Ceremonies continue Saturday with three commencement exercises. At 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, 743 graduation candidates from the College of Business will participate in the ceremony.
  • The 1 p.m. ceremony will include 199 candidates from the College of Engineering and 387 candidates from the College of Sciences.
  • The final exercise of the day is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and will include 77 degree candidates from the College of Architecture and 199 degree candidates from the College of Public Policy.

Free parking for commencement ceremonies will be available in lot 5 adjacent to the Convocation Center.

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UTSA Fall 2010 Commencement preliminary statistics
(Statistics may change when finalized in January 2011)

College
Undergraduates
Master's
Doctoral
Total
Architecture
70
7
0
77
Business
616
117
10
743
Education and Human Development
408
221
7
636
Engineering
117
71
11
199
Liberal and Fine Arts
749
66
1
816
Public Policy
145
50
4
199
Sciences
314
60
13
387
Total
2,419
592
46
3,057

 

 

 

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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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