(Nov. 14, 2017) -- Keynote speakers have been selected for Fall 2017 Commencement, which will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 4,000 UTSA graduates in two ceremonies at the Alamodome on Sunday, Dec. 17.
U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20) will deliver the keynote address at the first fall Commencement ceremony. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. and honors graduates from the College of Business, College of Engineering, the College of Public Policy and College of Sciences.
Castro has provided ongoing support of UTSA in Washington, D.C., helping secure federal funding for many UTSA research projects and programs. He also serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg will address students earning a degree from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Education and Human Development, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, and University College at the 4 p.m. ceremony. As a city councilman from July 2013 through June 2017, Nirenberg represented District 8, home of the UTSA Main Campus.
During his two terms, Nirenberg advocated UTSA’s vision as an urban-serving university by advocating for partnerships between UTSA and the City of San Antonio. As mayor, he continues to be a champion for higher education and UTSA.
Fall 2017 graduates are advised to arrive two hours prior to their ceremony for check-in, located on the ground level of the Alamodome. Family and friends are also encouraged to attend. All Roadrunners and their families and friends are encouraged to share their Commencement experience on social media using #UTSA and #UTSAgrad17.
This fall’s graduating class will bring UTSA’s alumni network to 119,000 Roadrunners strong.
UTSA is recognized as one of the top five young universities in the nation by Times Higher Education.
Learn more about UTSA Commencement.
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
Throughout the summer, UTSA offers more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
This event guides seniors and graduate students on the last phase of their college career and prepares recent alumni within one year of graduation for the world of work. Workshops and sessions will provide information on interview skills, job search strategies and networking.Student Union, University Career Center, 2nd floor, Main Campus
The gala brings together UTSA alumni, friends and guests to celebrate the association's 41 years of scholarships, services, programs and the 2018 Alumni Award recipients.Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio
As part of the citywide Kidcation and the ITC's free second Sunday, kids and families will have an opportunity to interact with cowboy docents, practice their skills at roping, learn about life on the cattle drives, make their own spurs, grab a seat for cowboy story time and work on cowboy-themed hands-on crafts.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Dozens of fun and free events to welcome new and returning Roadrunners.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The kickoff to Roadrunner Days, the UTSA community welcomes the thousands of students who move in to their new homes as they begin their journey at UTSA.Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
After a full day of moving, UTSA students and their families are invited to the party featuring food, swag, dancing and a special performance from the Spirit of San Antonio marching band.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus