Celebrations and Awards

The Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice plans celebrations and hosts awards that showcase the strengths of the UTSA students and celebrates their accomplishments.  Highlighting the strengths of our communities and lifting student voices is central to our mission.

Graduation Events

UJIMA Graduation Celebration

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.



Fall 2022 Celebration
  Saturday, December 2nd
HEB Student Union Ballrooms - 6:00 pm

Lavender Graduation Celebration

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.

Lavender Graduation stole


Fall 2022 Celebration
  Thursday, December 1st
Student Union Denman Ballroom - 7:00 pm

Dreamer Graduation Celebration

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.

Dreamer Graduation Ceremony


Fall 2022 Celebration
  Thursday, December 1st, 2022
6:00 pm