Celebrate Success

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 all culminate in earning that significant degree. Celebrate with our UTSA community as we share inspiring stories about our excellent students and the long-awaited Commencement experience.

Ceremony One

Sunday, December 15

Ceremony 10 a.m.

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts

 

 

Speaker: Susan Pape ’86, Chairman, San Antonio Express-News

Ceremony Two

Sunday, December 15

Ceremony 3 p.m.

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Sciences
  • University College

 

Speaker: State Representative Philip Cortez, Ph.D.

Ceremony Three

Monday, December 16

Ceremony 10 a.m.

  • College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
  • College of Business
  • College of Public Policy

 

Speaker: State Representative Philip Cortez, Ph.D.

Commencement Speaker

Arcilia C. Acosta - President / CEO

Arcilia Acosta is the President and CEO of CARCON Industries and Construction, a full-service construction firm based in Dallas with offices throughout Texas. She is also the founder and CEO of Southwestern Testing Laboratories (STL Engineers), a geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing firm based in Dallas. In 2016, Acosta was appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by Governor Greg Abbott.

Acosta has previously served as Commencement speaker at Texas Tech University, Mountain View College, Texas Woman's University and Sam Houston State University.

Contact Us

For questions regarding Commencement, contact:

Phone: 210-458-4160

Email: commencement@utsa.edu

Meet some of our outstanding graduates

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Cameron Nguyen Profile

Cameron Nguyen

B.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Statistics

"UTSA surrounded me with a great group of people who do incredible work. They taught me skills to help me succeed in my career and constantly motivated me to reach goals that I barely thought were possible."





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Sonia Moreno-Rogers Profile

Sonia Moreno-Rogers

Master’s of Public Administration

"UTSA graduate school has given me the opportunity to pursue my passion of improving education and quality of life for the underserved in our community. This will assist me in reaching my leadership goals in the health care industry. Learning the importance of diversity and inclusion through the M.P.A. program was key to cultivating a network of relationships that will continue to benefit me for my entire career."

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David Swierzynski Profile

David Swierzynski

B.S. in Kinesiology

"My time at UTSA has paved the way to my development. While here, I've managed to solidify the idea that my career choice will be more than just a job, but a rewarding journey that will impact future generations to come."






Dress for Success

Dress for Success

The caps. The gowns. The tassels. The mortarboards. Here’s a breakdown of the meaning behind UTSA academia regalia and how it is displayed.

What They Wear

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Students capture this momentous occasion through photos taken at some of UTSA's most iconic locations. Here are some tips to take the perfect picture.

Say Cheese!

UTSA Traditions

UTSA Traditions

UTSA special traditions create the forever Roadrunner experience.

Roadrunner Spirit

Commencement Traditions

Commencement Traditions

From mariachis to class rings in the Alamo, see why our graduation is unique.

Make a Statement

What people are saying about #UTSAGrad18

Making an Impact

Making an Impact

UTSA graduates share a common bond: They're forever Roadrunners. Solidify that pride, make important connections, and join the UTSA Alumni Association.

Forever a Roadrunner

Celebrating Accomplishments

Celebrating Accomplishments

UTSA is so proud of our outstanding graduates! Take a look at how we recognize their achievements before they walk the stage on Commencement Day.

Celebrate
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Congratulations, Runners!