APRIL 22, 2021 — Since UTSA first announced plans in March for Commencement activities to recognize May 2021 graduates as well as graduates of the Class of 2020, significant progress has been made in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and Texas.
Notably, vaccine eligibility has expanded to include all people 16 and older, the vaccine is more readily available to those individuals who choose to receive it, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has amended its guidelines regarding social distancing.
In light of these improvements in the public health outlook, the university today shared revised protocols for students participating in the in-person ceremonies to be held on campus. Each graduate will be allowed to bring up to two guests to the ceremonies.
Guests must arrive with the graduate, and they will be checked in and seated together, apart from other graduates and guests per current guidelines. Doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony, and graduates and guests must be in place no later than 15 minutes before the ceremony start time. Graduates and guests will be screened for COVID symptoms upon check-in.
As a reminder, in-person Commencement ceremonies for May 2021 graduates will be held May 14–16. In-person ceremonies for graduates who earned their degrees in May 2020 and December 2020 will be held the following weekend, May 21–23. These ceremonies will be college-based and will be held at various locations on Main Campus.
All other previously announced ceremony details remain the same:
Full details on all Commencement activities are available on the Commencement website.
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
The touring ensemble of five London actors will perform Shakespeare’s _Macbeth in the UTSA Recital Hall.Recital Hall, Main Campus
Session for parents to learn about how to prepare for their children's future in higher education.Buena Vista Street. Building (BVB 1.326,) Downtown Campus
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This September 30, the Friday Series will feature Prof. Milena Ang, who will be presenting A Tren to Nowhere: Statistic Development and the Politics of Racial, a paper co-authored with Tania Islas-Weistein where they discuss Mexico's long history of state-led development projects that contribute to economic and racial inequality. The authors argue that despite professing racial justice, official discourses surrounding the Tren Maya reproduce existing symbolic and material forms of racism.McKinney Humanities (MH 4.01.01,) Main Campus
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