(May 6, 2014) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will celebrate two days of commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11. For the third time, UTSA will conduct these ceremonies at the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio. UTSA President Ricardo Romo will officiate the three ceremonies and serve as keynote speaker.
At spring commencement, UTSA will mark 100,000 graduates since the university's inception in 1969. More than 4,450 students are eligible to graduate in the three ceremonies, and an estimated 2,469 undergraduate students, 679 master's students and 56 doctoral degree candidates are expected to participate.
The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, for graduation for candidates from the UTSA College of Education and Human Development and the UTSA College of Sciences. This semester, an estimated 683 education and human development students and 339 sciences students are expected to participate in this ceremony.
On Saturday afternoon, graduation candidates from the UTSA College of Architecture, the UTSA College of Business and the UTSA College of Public Policy will gather at 4 p.m. for the second of the day's ceremonies. An anticipated total of 138 architecture students, 706 business students and 249 public policy students are expected to participate in this ceremony.
At 2 p.m., Sunday, candidates from the UTSA College of Engineering, UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts and UTSA University College will gather to conclude the weekend ceremonies. An estimated total of 185 engineering students, 789 liberal and fine arts students and 115 University College students are expected to cross the stage in this ceremony.
All listed graduation numbers are considered preliminary and subject to change.
>> For more information about UTSA Spring Commencement 2014, to read Student Spotlights from each of the nine UTSA colleges or for detailed day-of instructions for all three ceremonies, visit the UTSA Commencement website.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 29,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region.
UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property -- for Texas, the nation and the world.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.