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UTSA students celebrate graduation during special ceremonies

(Nov. 12, 2018) -- Commencement is the icing on top of the collegiate journey for students at UTSA. Before crossing the stage to receive their diploma at the Alamodome, many UTSA students celebrate academic milestones through various colleges and organizations which helped them to chart  their path to success. Below is a sampling of a few of the graduation ceremonies that make UTSA so unique.

Distinguished Scholars Stole Ceremony
Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Welcome Center (BRG 0.316), Main Campus

The UTSA Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships Office celebrates graduates  who have successfully completed the Distinguished Scholars program. Each student receives a special stole to proudly wear at Commencement.


Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union Denman Ballroom (2.01.28), Main Campus

Ujima is the third of seven principles of Kwanzaa and stands for collective work and responsibility, and to build and maintain a community together. This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of UTSA’s African, African-American and black students.

Lavender Graduation
Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Raising Cane's, 17518 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio

This graduation ceremony recognizes and honors all UTSA students who fall under the LGBTQ umbrella for their hard work and academic accomplishments.

>> Learn about the various academic regalia and other information about UTSA Commencement.

UTSA Ring Ceremony
Monday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus

One of UTSA’s most memorable traditions when hundreds of Roadrunners will receive their class rings.  Before the rings arrive at UTSA, however, they make a special stop to spend a night in Texas’ most iconic landmark, the Alamo.

Teacher Induction Ceremony
Thursday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus

Clinical teachers (formerly student teachers) are inducted into the profession of teaching and receive a special certificate for the completion of their clinical teaching. The College of Education and Human Development Dean, Associate Deans and Director of Clinical Teaching provide a few words to the students, and the graduate watch a video that showcases their journey at UTSA.

College of Sciences Ph.D. Graduate Reception
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2p.m., Biosciences Building (BSB 3.03.02), Main Campus

This ceremony recognizes College of Sciences Ph.D. students who are graduating this semester. They also receive a gift from the college.

Fall 2018 Order of the Engineer
Friday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m., Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building Atrium

Graduating seniors take an oath then receive an Order of the Engineer ring from another Order of the Engineer alumni. They also sign the guest book and receive a certificate.

Honors College Stole and Laurel Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 14, 4 p.m., H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus

The Honors College Stole and Laurel Ceremony celebrates Honors College graduates with the awarding of an Honors Stole, individual announcement of future plans, thesis and major advisor, as they walk across the stage.

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