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.
Come celebrate the doctoral students graduating this commencement season.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms, UTSA Main Campus
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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