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(May 6, 2014) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will celebrate two days of commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11. For the third time, UTSA will conduct these ceremonies at the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio. UTSA President Ricardo Romo will officiate the three ceremonies and serve as keynote speaker.

At spring commencement, UTSA will mark 100,000 graduates since the university's inception in 1969. More than 4,450 students are eligible to graduate in the three ceremonies, and an estimated 2,469 undergraduate students, 679 master's students and 56 doctoral degree candidates are expected to participate.

The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, for graduation for candidates from the UTSA College of Education and Human Development and the UTSA College of Sciences. This semester, an estimated 683 education and human development students and 339 sciences students are expected to participate in this ceremony.

On Saturday afternoon, graduation candidates from the UTSA College of Architecture, the UTSA College of Business and the UTSA College of Public Policy will gather at 4 p.m. for the second of the day's ceremonies. An anticipated total of 138 architecture students, 706 business students and 249 public policy students are expected to participate in this ceremony.

At 2 p.m., Sunday, candidates from the UTSA College of Engineering, UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts and UTSA University College will gather to conclude the weekend ceremonies. An estimated total of 185 engineering students, 789 liberal and fine arts students and 115 University College students are expected to cross the stage in this ceremony.

All listed graduation numbers are considered preliminary and subject to change.

>> For more information about UTSA Spring Commencement 2014, to read Student Spotlights from each of the nine UTSA colleges or for detailed day-of instructions for all three ceremonies, visit the UTSA Commencement website.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 29,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region.

UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property -- for Texas, the nation and the world.

 

 

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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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