At UTSA, Commencement is more than a ceremony.  It’s a celebration, a defining moment, of the diligence, dedication and collaborations from this educational community which culminate in earning that significant degree.

Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies will be college-based and held at various locations on the Main Campus. While the ceremonies will look different than in past years, they retain many of the traditional celebratory aspects to rightfully honor our graduating students. Ceremonies will also be held for graduates who earned their degrees in 2020. UTSA will continue to host a virtual celebration for all graduates, including those who do not wish to participate in in-person ceremonies.

All ceremonies will be livestreamed for real-time viewing by family and friends. Links to live streams will be available on this page starting the day of the ceremony. To promote the safety of our graduates and volunteer organizers, we are limiting guests to two individuals per graduate. For more information, see Guest Protocols.

Updated May 19, 2021:

UTSA will comply with the Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA 36 on mask requirements for this weekend’s Commencement ceremonies. Given the large numbers of attendees and our focus on the health and well-being of our community, we strongly encourage all who are attending to wear masks. Graduates and their guests will be screened upon entry, and all individuals will be offered a mask upon entry. Each graduate will still be allowed two guests; guests will arrive with the graduate and be seated together. The guest seating allotment is based on venue size. Thank you in advance, and we look forward to seeing you at this weekend’s ceremonies as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates.

May 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Schedule of In-Person Ceremonies

Spring 2021 — Friday, May 14

Spring 2021 — Friday, May 14

  • 7:30 PM — HSU, H-E-B Student Union Ballroom — Live Stream

Class of 2020 — Friday, May 21

  • 7:00 PM — HSU, H-E-B Student Union Ballroom Live Stream

Spring 2021 — Saturday, May 15

  • 2:00 PM — Retama Auditorium — Last names beginning with A—L Live Stream
  • 6:00 PM — Retama Auditorium — Last names beginning with M—Z Live Stream

Class of 2020 — Saturday, May 22

Spring 2021 — Sunday, May 16

  • 10:00 AM — Campus Recreation Center — Last names beginning with A—GL Live Stream
  • 2:00 PM — Campus Recreation Center — Last names beginning with GM—O Live Stream
  • 6:00 PM — Campus Recreation Center — Last names beginning with P—Z Live Stream

Class of 2020 — Sunday, May 23

Spring 2021 — Saturday, May 15

  • 10:00 AM — Convocation Center — Last names beginning with A—GO Live Stream
  • 2:00 PM — Convocation Center — Last names beginning with  GP—O Live Stream
  • 6:00 PM — Convocation Center — Last names beginning with  P—Z Live Stream

Class of 2020 — Saturday, May 22

Spring 2021 — Sunday, May 16

  • 10:00 AM — Convocation Center — Last names beginning with A—G Live Stream
  • 2:00 PM — Convocation Center — Last names beginning with H—O Live Stream
  • 6:00 PM — Convocation Center — Last names beginning with P—Z Live Stream

Class of 2020 — Sunday, May 23

Spring 2021 — Saturday, May 15

  • 10:00 AM — Campus Recreation Center — Last names beginning with  A—GA Live Stream
  • 2:00 PM — Campus Recreation Center — Last names beginning with GB—O Live Stream
  • 6:00 PM — Campus Recreation Center — Last names beginning with  P—Z Live Stream

Class of 2020 — Saturday, May 22

Spring 2021 — Saturday, May 15

  • 10:00 AM — HSU, H-E-B Student Union Ballroom — Last names beginning with  A—GA Live Stream
  • 2:00 PM — HSU, H-E-B Student Union Ballroom — Last names beginning with  GB—M Live Stream
  • 6:00 PM — HSU, H-E-B Student Union Ballroom — Last names beginning with  N—Z Live Stream

Class of 2020 — Saturday, May 22

Spring 2021 — Sunday, May 16

  • 10:00 AM — HSU, H-E-B Student Union Ballroom — Last names beginning with A—GO Live Stream
  • 2:00 PM — HSU, H-E-B Student Union Ballroom — Last names beginning with GP—O Live Stream
  • 6:00 PM — HSU, H-E-B Student Union Ballroom — Last names beginning with P—Z Live Stream

Class of 2020 — Sunday, May 23

Spring 2021 — Saturday, May 15


Class of 2020 — Sunday, May 23

Commencement Drive

Friday, May 14, 2021
5:30 p.m.

Join us for a nostalgic Commencement Drive around the Main Campus

Meet some of our outstanding graduates

David Robinson Jr.

M.S., Urban and Regional Planning

“I thought it would be really fun to study urban planning at a time when UTSA was going through this massive kind of urban planning exercise with the downtown campus expansion.“

Devanshi Patel

B.S., Biomedical Engineering

“My professors were big role model for me. They encouraged me to pursue opportunities at UTSA.“

Anna Arroyo

B.S. Computer Science

“Getting involved in student organizations made my college experience so great and is definitely a huge part of who I am that contributed to my success at UTSA.“

Matthew Hinojosa

M.A., History

“I received incredible mentorship at UTSA from folks in the Mexican American Studies Program. They always had time for my peers and me.“

Cecilia Flores

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

“My biomedical engineering professors are wonderful. If I had gone to another university, I might not have experienced genuine care for myself as a person. They really cared about me.“

Joey Berrios

M.S., Business

“I knew I needed to strengthen my business expertise. The M.S. in business program at UTSA was attractive because it checked all the boxes.“