(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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The Racial Justice Book Club was established at UTSA by members of the campus community to explore social justice following acts of racial violence across the nation over the last few years. We are reading The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas by Monica Muñoz Martinez. We will meet every Wednesday in September and October at 2 pm on Zoom.Virtual Event
We invite you to learn about the process of screenwriting and explore the intersection of identity and pursuing dreams from Jorge Ramirez-Martinez and Raymond Perez, screenwriters for the Selena: The Series, released on Netflix. They will discuss their careers and writing process, including how their identities as Mexican American and gay men have shaped their professional experiences.Virtual Event
Please join us in remembering those who have entered the next part of life by designing a nicho box in their memory. This workshop will provide the necessary items to create your nicho box, though please remember to bring a photo or small object that can fit in a 3.5 x5x1 inch box (small jewelry box).John Peace Library GroupSpot B, Main Campus
Come celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month with La Comunidad at The University of Texas at San Antonio. We will have food, games and dancing!H-E-B Student Union Ballroom 1 & 2, Main Campus
LMSA invites you to join us in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month through an interactive cooking lesson! This cultural experience will teach you how to prepare a popular Mexican dish, street taquitos. You will be able to sample this dish and learn the recipe to use in your own home.Recreation Wellness Center Demo Kitchen
Future Roadrunners will see what Roadrunner life is all about at UTSA Day. All of Main Campus transforms into our UTSA Day open house for Future Roadrunners and their families to explore the university experience.Main Campus
Learn about the LGBTQIA+ community and being an Ally and advocate for LGBTQIA+ people, communities, and the issues that impact the LGBTQIA+ community.Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice Lounge, Main Campus
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