(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.
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.
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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Celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates of the College for Health, Community and Policy, College of Liberal and Fine Arts and College of Sciences.Alamodome, 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203
Celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design and University College.Alamodome, 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203
First Friday Stargazing gives anyone free access to the night sky using university telescopes and teaching equipment. Weather permitting, experienced astronomers will provide a handful of telescopes of varying designs, give training on how each operates, and point to various astronomical objects that may appear in the sky for that given time of the year. If you have a telescope and do not know how to operate it, feel free to bring it and get instructions on its use.4th Floor of Flawn Science Building, Main Campus
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