(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.
During the forums, the UTSA community will have the opportunity to hear each finalist give an overview of their qualifications, their interest in the position and their vision, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
All UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring finalist candidates for the dean of the UTSA College of Sciences.Various Locations, Main Campus
Co-sponsored by UTSA, the regional conference provides a venue to bring together scholars in the fields of archaeology, ethnography, art history and the general public to share information on research focused on the cultures of the Mesoamerican region. The conference is free and open to the public.San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio
The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy invites everyone to its monthly lecture and stargazing event (weather permitting).Flawn Sciences Building (FLN 2.02.02) and Curtis Vaughn Jr. Observatory, FLN 4th floor, Main Campus
Future Roadrunners experience life and opportunities at UTSA during this one day Fall Open House.Various locations, Main Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will welcome historian Gregory Peek of Penn State University and a panel of music scene personalities to recount the Alamo City’s place in the heavy metal landscape.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA is an early voting site for the statewide General Election.H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of the President and the UTSA College of Public Policy present a discussion on San Antonio’s charter amendments. Event will be livestreamed to UTSA Main Campus, Travis Room – HSU 2.202Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus