Baccalaureate Masses

University Mission and Ministry cordially invites the UIW family to gather in thanksgiving to celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishments of our soon-to-be graduates. We know that having the opportunity to see friends, family, and mentors who have impacted one's life is an important part of the celebration of this day. It is a time for our graduates and their families to gather in community before God and give thanks for all that has been and will be in the future. We celebrate with great joy and humility the work of God in our lives.

Friday, May 10, 2024

2 p.m. | Chapel of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word Campus
4503 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

6:30 p.m. | Chapel of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word Campus
4503 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

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Ticket Required

Masses will be livestreamed

Reception

A reception will be held following the Baccalaureate Mass in the Student Engagement Center (SEC) concourse on the first floor.

FAQ

The Baccalaureate Mass is traditionally a religious service rooted in the medieval European custom of presenting graduating candidates for the degree of Bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri) or recognition of their achievement. At the University of the Incarnate Word, this service takes form as a Catholic Mass, thanking God for the time our graduates have devoted to growing in wisdom at this place of education. It is the final spiritual act we walk with our students as they commence the next chapter of their lives.

Friday, May 10, 2024

2 p.m. | Chapel of the Incarnate Word
University of the Incarnate Word Campus
4503 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

6:30 p.m. | Chapel of the Incarnate Word
University of the Incarnate Word Campus
4503 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

Ticket Required

The Baccalaureate Mass will be livestreamed. View the livestream here.

Mass will also be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend or who prefer to view from home. No registration is required. View the livestream here.

Students approved for graduation will receive a link through their Cardinal email to claim their tickets for Commencement and the Baccalaureate Mass. Please contact the Registrar’s Office if you have questions about obtaining the link. The ticket portal opens on April 8. Students receive three Baccalaureate Mass tickets, one for the graduate and two guests, and 16 commencement tickets. Due to fire code and other restrictions, seating is limited at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Register early as tickets are usually in high demand.

In-person Attendance

We will have two Baccalaureate Masses on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Tickets are required for each event.

Instructions for checking in for the Baccalaureate Mass and other information will be communicated by email prior to the day of Mass. Only graduates who registered for Baccalaureate Mass tickets will receive this information. We strongly recommend you check your email regularly for ticket information.

On the day of the Mass, only ticketed individuals will be seated. Non-ticketed individuals will be seated only if space remains.

On-line Attendance

Mass will be livestreamed. No registration is required. View the livestream here.

Yes. The Mass will be livestreamed. View the livestream here.

Graduates are invited to wear their caps and gowns, and faculty are invited to wear their academic regalia.

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodations for special events with adequate notice. We have contracted with Caption Source to provide a bilingual captioner for the Mass. To request disability accommodation for events, please complete the online form.

Request for Event Accommodations

More questions?

If you have any questions that have not been addressed in these FAQs, please email pr@uiwtx.edu. For technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk at (210) 829-2721.