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 Dreamer and Undocumented student conversation consists of a panel discussion that will center in the immigrant experience while attending college and as a new professional. Our panelist will discuss their experiences as immigrants from different Latin American countries, and as current or former members of the undocumented community.Virtual Event
Come learn more about the Whataburger Resource Room and what you can do to fight food insecurity on our campus!Student Union, Paseo Principal Staircase, Main Campus
Join us for the grand opening of our new office space! There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at Noon with an open house at HSU 2.206, and student organization tabling on the Paseo. We will have DJ Loko along with snacks, give aways, and activities.H-E-B Student Union, 2.206, Main Campus
This year we will have a NNO kickoff party at the Downtown Campus - Frio Building breezeway. The event will be on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. We will have snow cones, music, and door prizes! The is a free event for all our DTC community. The NNO main event will be held at Main campus on October 5.Frio Breezeway, Downtown Campus
A virtual conversation about how we can take action to improve our wellbeing to prevent future mental health burn out.Virtual Event
No matter your first language, Coffee & Conversation can help you expand your horizons. We invite all UTSA students to come spend your lunch hour with Coffee & Conversation, where international and domestic students gather and build inter-cultural connections.Anaqua Room, 2.03.08, Student Union, Main Campus
For Hispanic Heritage Month this year we will be reading two books, starting in September with "I, Rigoberta Menchú", an autobiography. The October book will be "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas. Students who join the RJBC are eligible to receive the book free.Virtual Event
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