Information for Guests

Attending Commencement

Welcome, and congratulations on your graduate's remarkable achievement of earning a college degree! Commencement is not only a major event in a graduate's life but also a celebration and acknowledgement of you—friends and family—who have provided guidance, care and support to the new graduate. We hope the information on this website will help you have the most enjoyable experience possible on this special day.


  • Doors will open approximately 2 hours before the ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Alamodome.
  • All names will be called. The ceremony should take approximately 2—2.5 hours
  • After the ceremony, please exit the Alamodome to congratulate your graduate. No re-entry will be allowed.

Alamodome Safety Procedures

The Alamodome has specific safety procedures that must be followed, including a prohibition on large bags, posters, noisemakers, banners, signs and more. All ceremony participants will be subject to a bag check and security scan. All attendees should carefully review the Alamodome Safety Procedures.


No ticket is required. There will be open seating for guests.

The Doctoral Hooding ceremony is limited to four guests per graduate.

Flowers & Graduation T-shirts

Through an exclusive arrangement with The Commencement Group, The University of Texas at San Antonio will provide graduates, their families and guests the opportunity to purchase flower bouquets and graduation t-shirts to share during Commencement.

Throughout Commencement weekend, The Commencement Group representatives will be located in booths at the Alamodome. Each booth will have flower bouquets and graduation t-shirts available for purchase.

Orders can be made in advance by visiting The Commencement Group's website.

A portion of sales proceeds will be returned to the UTSA Alumni Association to provide financial support for official programs and scholarships.