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Over 5,000 graduates to cross stage in UTSA spring Commencement ceremonies

Over 5,000 graduates to cross stage in UTSA spring Commencement ceremonies

MAY 9, 2022 — As students at UTSA, the spring class of 2022 lived an experience unlike any class before it. They endured an array of challenges brought on by a global pandemic but also took part in many of the greatest achievements in UTSA’s history—from a Tier One research recognition to a conference championship for Roadrunners Football. Their college journeys have been momentous, to say the least, and they will culminate during Commencement on Saturday, May 14, at the Alamodome.

The university will hold two Commencement ceremonies on Saturday to celebrate the 5,031 graduates of the spring and summer 2022 classes. Graduates of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and College for Health, Community and Policy will cross the stage during the first ceremony at 10 a.m. Graduates of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, University College, College of Education and Human Development and the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design will receive their degrees during the second ceremony at 4 p.m.

Of those 5,031 graduates in the spring 2022 class, 3,981 will be receiving their bachelor’s degrees, 956 will be obtaining master’s degrees, and 94 will be earning doctoral degrees this weekend. The following is a breakdown of spring 2022 graduates by each college.

  • Alvarez College of Business: 1,415 (1,032 bachelor’s; 374 master’s; 9 doctoral)
  • College of Education and Human Development: 400 (168 bachelor’s; 204 master’s; 28 doctoral)
  • Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design: 533 (412 bachelor’s; 97 master’s; 24 doctoral)
  • College for Health, Community and Policy: 1,161 (1,012 bachelor’s; 141 master’s; 8 doctoral)
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts: 717 (643 bachelor’s; 72 master’s; 2 doctoral)
  • College of Sciences: 686 (595 bachelor’s, 68 master’s, 23 doctoral)
  • University College: 119 (all bachelor’s)

Alamodome doors will open at 8 a.m. for the first Commencement ceremony and 2 p.m. for the second ceremony. Each event is expected to be two-and-a-half hours in length. No tickets are required and there will be open seating and handicapped seating for guests.

⇒ Find more guest information including parking, directions, lodging, security and services for people with disabilities.
⇒ Learn more about regalia, alumni keepsakes, diplomas and other vital details for 2022 graduates.
⇒ Have a question about Commencement? Check out the university’s Commencement FAQ page.
⇒ Meet some of UTSA’s outstanding spring graduates.

Although Saturday’s Commencement ceremonies will mark the pinnacle of years of hard work for these graduates, the party starts at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, with the Commencement Drive on Main Campus. Graduates are encouraged to dress in their Commencement regalia and decorate their vehicles for this nostalgic parade through campus, an increasingly popular twice-a-year tradition that started in spring 2020, amidst COVID-19 and social distancing measures including remote operations.

Here’s a look at the university’s Commencement festivities taking place this week:


Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
7 p.m., H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus


Honors College Stole and Laurel Ceremony
2 p.m., Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus

Commencement Drive
5:30 p.m., Main Campus


Commencement Ceremony #1
10 a.m., Alamodome

Commencement Ceremony #2
4 p.m., Alamodome

UTSA is a Tier One research university and a Hispanic Serving Institution specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures and social-economic transformation. The university aspires to become a model for student success, a great public research university and an exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence.

Shea Conner

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