(Sept. 28, 2018) – The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will honor its fall graduates in one of two Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, December 16. More than 4,200 UTSA students are eligible to walk the stage at the Alamodome during this memorable occasion.
All graduate students’ names will be called and their photograph taken upon receipt of the diploma presented along with an honorable handshake from UTSA leadership.
The first ceremony begins at 10 a.m. to honor graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and College of Public Policy.
At 4 p.m., the second ceremony will be held to honor graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and the University College.
The celebration comes at a time when the university is seeing a substantial rise in graduation rates. New 2018 numbers indicate a three percent increase in both students who graduate in four years (to 25%) and also in six years (40%).
In order to prepare for a successful Commencement, graduates should plan to attend Grad Fest, which will provide students with important information about the ceremony and life after UTSA. The festival features prize giveaways, such as, diploma frame, set of regalia, and a fun selfie station to take pictures.
Monday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106)
Tuesday, Oct.16, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Buena Vista Street Assembly Room (BVB 1.338)
UTSA class rings are also available for graduating students. During one of UTSA’s most unique traditions, the rings sleep in the Alamo before the Ring Ceremony, when students receive this lasting symbol in front of family, friends and university dignitaries symbolizing their student success.
Through the month of February, the UTSA community is invited to join student organizations, colleges and departments at events that commemorate the African American people, places and events that have paved the way for racial equality.Various locations
Representatives from companies across the nation will discuss potential full-time job and/or internship opportunities available to STEM majors.Convocation Center, Main Campus
Representatives from companies across the nation will discuss potential full-time job and/or internship opportunities available to all majors.Convocation Center, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of English hosts the Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Lawrence Venuti. Venuti is a professor of English at Temple University.Business Building University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The student organization MuTe (Music Technology) will be hosting a recital that's open to the public.Arts Building Recital Hall (ART 2.03.02), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of English presents this year's Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Lawrence Venuti. Venuti is a professor of English at Temple University.Business Building University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
Diploma Dash is a fast, certified 5k course for runners and a scenic route around Main Campus for walkers, strollers and dogs! There are individual and team prizes. Benefits UTSA students through the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship program.UTSA Main Campus
Enjoy music, food and socializing during this fundraising event benefiting the San Antonio Symphony League for the Youth Concert Series and the ITC for its ongoing educational mission.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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