Commencement Ceremonies and Livestream

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Freeman Coliseum
3201 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78219

Ticket Required
Event will be livestreamed.

Graduates of undergraduate and graduate programs will be honored at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Freeman Coliseum. As guest tickets are limited, a livestream of the ceremony can be watched below on the same day. The ceremony will honor students in the following order:

10 a.m. Ceremony

Processional begins at 9:40 a.m.

  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Dreeben School of Education
  • H-E-B School of Business and Administration
  • School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering
  • School of Media and Design
  • School of Professional Studies

3 p.m. Ceremony

Processional begins at 2:40 p.m.

  • Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Feik School of Pharmacy
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry
  • School of Physical Therapy
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine

FAQ

For Guests:

Doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony. In order to avoid missing the processional, guests should be seated twenty minutes prior to the start time.

For Students:

Graduates must check in with the Office of the Registrar at the Expo Hall behind the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum. When planning your arrival time, please expect increased traffic through the West Gate entrance which may delay parking access.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will take place for the following schools: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Dreeben School of Education, H-E-B School of Business and Administration, School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, School of Media and Design and School of Professional Studies

  • 8:30 a.m. Student Arrival
  • 9 a.m. Line-up Check and Faculty Arrival
  • 9:40 a.m. Processional Begins
  • 10 a.m. Ceremony Begins

The 3 p.m. ceremony will take place for the following schools: Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions, Feik School of Pharmacy, Rosenberg School of Optometry, School of Physical Therapy and School of Osteopathic Medicine

  • 1:30 p.m. Student Arrival
  • 2 p.m. Line-up Check and Faculty Arrival
  • 2:40 p.m. Processional Begins
  • 3 p.m. Ceremony Begins

As with every commencement ceremony, Sunday best attire is encouraged under your commencement regalia (cap and gown).

Your participation was noted in the Statement of Intention to Graduate form at beginning of the semester. No further confirmation is required.

Students will receive 16 commencement tickets each.

If there are any unclaimed tickets, an email will be sent to graduates to claim extra tickets (no more than two additional tickets) on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All cars with graduates should follow the Graduate Parking and Arrival instructions.

Map of Parking and Freeman Expo Hall

Yes, graduates will gather in the Expo Hall behind the Coliseum to line up for the processional one and a half hours prior to the ceremony start time.

  • Processional begins at 9:40 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. ceremony
  • Processional begins at 2:40 p.m. for the 3:00 p.m. ceremony

Yes! The Grad Team photographers will be on site to take photos as graduates cross the stage. An email to purchase your images will be sent to your UIW email address following the ceremony.

Event photographers will also be on-site, documenting the occasion. By participating in the ceremony, you agree to having your photo taken during the event.

We kindly ask that graduates meet their guests outside following the ceremony. Guests will not be allowed on the floor of the Freeman Coliseum.

A livestream will be available on the University's YouTube channel.

UIW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodations for special events with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events, please complete the online form.

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