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UTSA releases Fall 2019 Commencement dates

UTSA releases Fall 2019 Commencement dates

(Sept. 19, 2019) -- UTSA has announced the dates for its Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies. In this defining moment of their academic journey, more than 4,100 students will be eligible to receive their degrees in one of three ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 at the Alamodome. 

Ceremony 1
Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.
To honor graduates from the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Guest speaker: Susan Pape ’86, chairman, San Antonio Express-News 

Ceremony 2
Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m.
To honor graduates from the College of Education and Human Development, the College of Sciences and University College.
Guest speaker: Philip Cortez, Texas state representative 

Ceremony 3
Monday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.
To honor graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, the College of Business and the College of Public Policy.
Guest speaker: Philip Cortez, Texas state representative 

>> Learn everything you need to know about UTSA Commencement.

To prepare, graduation candidates should attend Grad Fest to obtain important information about the ceremony and life after UTSA. At the event, they can order their ceremonial cap and gown and other Commencement-related items as well as win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. 

Students will need their UTSA ID Card to check in to Grad Fest, scheduled for both Main and Downtown campuses. There’s no reservation necessary; simply show up on the day. 

Grad Fest on Downtown Campus
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Buena Vista Street Building, Meeting Assembly Room (BVB 1.338) 

Grad Fest on Main Campus
Thursday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104 and 1.106) 

UTSA class rings are available to 2019 graduates. In one of UTSA’s most unique traditions, the rings are kept overnight at the Alamo before being distributed at the Ring Ceremony, when students receive this lasting symbol in front of their families and friends. 

UTSA is recognized as one of the top six young universities in the nation by Times Higher Education.

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