Graduation Celebrations

Graduation is an important milestone for our students. While completing this milestone, our students have garnered many accomplishments and been involved with different groups during their time at UTSA. The involvement and connections made with these groups are an important part of any student’s time at UTSA. Below are a series of celebrations that are taking place to help celebrate all our graduating students' accomplishments. Everything they have experienced has been a part of creating their bold future.

Dreamer Graduate Stole


Dreamer Graduation Celebration

Date - TBD

The Dreamer Graduation is held at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters to celebrate the accomplishments of Dreamer and undocumented students. The students and their families are celebrated with graduation memorabilia that represent the resiliency and hope of the immigrant community.

Lavender Graduate Stole


Lavender Graduation Celebration

Date - TBD

Lavender Graduation is a celebration of the academic accomplishments of LGBTQIA+ students. Students are given a stole to wear for Commencement showing their pride. This is a validation and celebration of each student and their identity. The Lavender Student Leadership Award is presented during the celebration.

UJIMA Graduate Stole


UJIMA Graduation Celebration

Date - TBD

One of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, Ujima stands for collective work and responsibility. This graduation celebration honors Black students and their academic accomplishments. Students are given a custom stole to remind them to continue to work collectively to better the communities in which they work and live. The UJIMA Student Leadership Award is presented during the celebration.



Veteran Cord Ceremony

Saturday, May 13 - 7:00 pm
Main Building Auditorium, Main Campus

This Veteran Cord Ceremony is a special celebration for our Veterans recognizing their achievements. Participants will receive their official cords to wear at the commencement ceremonies.

UTSA Class Ring


UTSA Class Ring Ceremony

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
HEB Student Union Ballroom

Receive your official UTSA Ring in the presence of your friends, family, and university dignitaries at the official UTSA Ring Ceremony. You will cross the stage to receive your ring in an exclusive, beautiful keepsake box, along with a special certificate, and learn about the symbolism of the rings before reciting the UTSA Ring creed with your fellow Roadrunners. Rings ordered through Balfour, the officially licensed ring vendor of UTSA, are eligible to participate in the UTSA Ring Ceremony or sleep overnight in the Alamo. 

Rings ordered before March 8, 2023 are eligible for inclusion in the Spring 2023 ring ceremony.

Rings ordered after March 8, 2023 will be eligible for inclusion in the Fall 2023 ring ceremony.

  • Ceremony 1 - 6:00 pm
  • Ceremony 2 - 8:00 pm
woman receiving doctoral hood


Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Wednesday, May 17 - 7:00 pm

A Doctoral Hooding Ceremony is a special celebration for our doctoral graduates. It's a celebration, a defining moment, of the diligence, dedication, and collaborations from this educational community which all culminate in earning this significant degree. Doctoral Graduates will be hooded by their faculty advisor during this ceremony to mark the end of their journey in their program. Faculty and Graduate are asked to wear their academic regalia during the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

Roadrunner Walk


Roadrunner Walk

Thursday, May 18 - 4:00 pm

Roadrunner Walk is an event for graduating students to have a memorable walk on campus to celebrate an important milestone and their achievements. Graduates will walk along the Paseo while being celebrated by the UTSA community, friends, and family members. This event will be similar to Commencement Drive but graduates will be walking on a path and campus partners will be in one location to celebrate our students.
Honors College Stole


Honors College Stole and Laurel Celebration

Friday, May 19 - 4:00 pm
Student Union Retama Auditorium

This celebration recognizes the outstanding achievements of graduating Honors College students. Participants will receive their official Honors College stole to wear to commencement ceremonies.