FEBRUARY 14, 2020 — UTSA has released the dates for Spring Commencement ceremonies. In this defining moment of their academic journey, graduating students will be eligible to receive their degrees in one of three ceremonies scheduled on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 at the Alamodome.
Saturday, May 16, 10–11:30 a.m.
This ceremony will honor students in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning; the College of Business and the College of Public Policy.
Saturday, May 16, 3–4:30 p.m.
This ceremony will honor students in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and in University College.
Sunday, May 17, 10–11:30 a.m.
This ceremony will honor students in the College of Education and Human Development, the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences.
GET READY FOR COMMENCEMENT
To prepare for Spring Commencement, students are encouraged to attend Grad Fest, held March 2–3, to obtain important information about the ceremony and life after UTSA. At the event graduating students can order their cap and gown and other commencement-related items, win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station.
Grad Fest will be held on both campuses, and participants should take a UTSA student ID for entry.
Main Campus Grad Fest
Monday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106)
Downtown Campus Grad Fest
Tuesday, March 3, 3–7 p.m.
Durango Building, El Mercado Room (DB 1.208)
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GET A LASTING MEMENTO
UTSA class rings are currently available for 2020 graduates to order in the Student Union or online. One of UTSA’s most unique traditions includes the rings being held overnight in the Alamo before the Ring Ceremony, when students receive this lasting symbol in front of their friends and families.
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