(Nov. 12, 2018) -- Commencement is the icing on top of the collegiate journey for students at UTSA. Before crossing the stage to receive their diploma at the Alamodome, many UTSA students celebrate academic milestones through various colleges and organizations which helped them to chart their path to success. Below is a sampling of a few of the graduation ceremonies that make UTSA so unique.
Distinguished Scholars Stole Ceremony
Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Welcome Center (BRG 0.316), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships Office celebrates graduates who have successfully completed the Distinguished Scholars program. Each student receives a special stole to proudly wear at Commencement.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union Denman Ballroom (2.01.28), Main Campus
Ujima is the third of seven principles of Kwanzaa and stands for collective work and responsibility, and to build and maintain a community together. This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of UTSA’s African, African-American and black students.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Raising Cane's, 17518 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio
This graduation ceremony recognizes and honors all UTSA students who fall under the LGBTQ umbrella for their hard work and academic accomplishments.
UTSA Ring Ceremony
Monday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
One of UTSA’s most memorable traditions when hundreds of Roadrunners will receive their class rings. Before the rings arrive at UTSA, however, they make a special stop to spend a night in Texas’ most iconic landmark, the Alamo.
Teacher Induction Ceremony
Thursday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Clinical teachers (formerly student teachers) are inducted into the profession of teaching and receive a special certificate for the completion of their clinical teaching. The College of Education and Human Development Dean, Associate Deans and Director of Clinical Teaching provide a few words to the students, and the graduate watch a video that showcases their journey at UTSA.
College of Sciences Ph.D. Graduate Reception
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2p.m., Biosciences Building (BSB 3.03.02), Main Campus
This ceremony recognizes College of Sciences Ph.D. students who are graduating this semester. They also receive a gift from the college.
Fall 2018 Order of the Engineer
Friday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m., Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building Atrium
Graduating seniors take an oath then receive an Order of the Engineer ring from another Order of the Engineer alumni. They also sign the guest book and receive a certificate.
Honors College Stole and Laurel Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 14, 4 p.m., H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
The Honors College Stole and Laurel Ceremony celebrates Honors College graduates with the awarding of an Honors Stole, individual announcement of future plans, thesis and major advisor, as they walk across the stage.
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The events are a collaborative effort between student organizations, student led-groups, and campus departments.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA and San Antonio communities are invited to see the Roadrunners in action during this free game that marks the end of the spring workouts season.Dub Farris Athletic Complex, 8400 North Loop 1604 W), San Antonio
The UTSA Alumni Association and the San Antonio Parks Foundation will co-host the official Fiesta event. The outdoor event is family-friendly, with live music, lawn games, a free mechanical bull ride, photo fun, local food, fresh sips, local art and cowboy merch. Admission is free for those who RSVP online, however there will be a $10 entry charge at the gates on the day of the event, as capacity allows.UTSA Park West Athletics Complex
UTSA is a designated early voting site for the May 4 Joint, General and Special Election. Any registered Bexar County voter can skip the lines and cast a ballot at UTSA from Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 30.H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
The Campus Master Plan task force and Page consultants will share the initial draft of the master plan.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Campus Master Plan task force and Page consultants will hold a series of meetings in late April and early May to share the initial draft of the master plan.Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
In this UTSA 50th anniversary speaker series, Roger Enriquez, UTSA associate professor of criminal justice, explores how immigration past and present helps us understand its future.Casa Hernán, 411 Cevallos St., San Antonio
Grab a friend and sign up to bowl with fellow Roadrunners and raise money for scholarships.University Bowl, 12332 I-10 #10, San Antonio
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