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UTSA celebrates more than 3,200 Roadrunners at Dec. 9 Commencement ceremonies

UTSA celebrates more than 3,200 Roadrunners at Dec. 9 Commencement ceremonies


DECEMBER 4, 2023 — The fall class of 2023 lived an experience unlike any class before it. Students 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 back-to-back conference championships for Roadrunners Football. Their college journeys have been momentous, to say the least, and they will culminate during Commencement on Saturday, December 9, at the Alamodome.

UTSA will hold two Commencement ceremonies this Saturday to celebrate the 3,218 graduates of the fall 2023 class. The first, scheduled at 10 a.m., will honor graduates from the College for Health, Community and Policy, College for Liberal and Fine Arts and College of Sciences. The 4 p.m. ceremony will celebrate graduates from 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.

Of those 3,218 Roadrunners finishing their journey at UTSA, 2,661 will receive their bachelor’s degrees, 498 will obtain master’s degrees, and 59 will earn doctoral degrees this weekend. The following is a breakdown of fall 2023 graduates by each college.

The following is a breakdown of fall 2023 graduates by each college: 

Alamodome doors will open two hours prior for each ceremony. Each event is expected to be two-and-a-half hours in length. Tickets are not required to enter, and there will be open seating and handicapped seating for guests.

Scheduled at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, graduating doctoral students will participate in the doctoral hooding ceremony. At this memorable celebration, each UTSA graduate will be introduced one-by-one, to cross the stage and accept their Ph.D. degree.

While on stage, a faculty member and/or advisor will drape the doctoral hood over the graduate’s head and rest it on their shoulders in front of a community of family members and friends. This year’s celebration will be held in the H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms on the Main Campus, and doors will open half an hour before the start of the event.

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 exemplary for strategic growth and innovative excellence.

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