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Congratulations, Graduates!

Welcome to the University of the Incarnate Word Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony.


Use the menu at the top left corner to navigate through the virtual commencement site and view your ceremony and slide, or find it below.

Baccalaureate Blessing

The University of the Incarnate Word will hold its Fall Baccalaureate Blessing on Friday, December 11 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual doors will open at 5:45 p.m.

The history of the Baccalaureate ceremony is firmly entrenched in the medieval European custom of presenting graduating candidates for the degree of Bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri) or recognition of their achievement. It is traditionally a religious service of celebration and thanksgiving for the time the graduates (Bachelor and advanced degrees) have devoted to growing in wisdom at a place of education.

University Mission and Ministry cordially invites the UIW family to gather in thanksgiving on this interactive Zoom platform to celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishments of our soon to be graduates. Though we are unable to gather in the traditional way, 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. To RSVP for the Zoom link, please register by Sunday, December 6. Due to security purposes, the registration deadline is firm. If you miss the deadline, however, the Zoom celebration will be aired on YouTube.

Important notes for cybersecurity:

UIW graduates & family:

  • Graduates, please register using your UIW email. This is the email all correspondence will be sent to and with which you will be identified.
  • Graduates, please provide the names (and emails) of any family members to whom you are providing the registration link. This information will help us ensure a secure and safe virtual event space for our graduates and guests.
  • Graduates, we encourage you to wear your cap and gown during the service
  • Everyone who wishes to participate on the Zoom interactive platform must register. RSVPs must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 6.
  • The Zoom link with log-in credentials unique to each registrant will be emailed from UIW Media Ministry. Please do not accept links from any other source. The passcode for this service will be embedded in this link.
  • The cell phone number you provide will be used to contact you by text should we have any questions. Information gathered on this registration form is for staff use only and will not be shared.

Faculty, Staff, Administrators, Incarnate Word Sisters, Alumni, friends, and liturgical ministers:

  • Please follow the prompts on the registration form appropriate to your circumstance.
  • Faculty: We encourage you to wear your academic regalia during the service.

Thank you for your understanding & assistance in helping us create a meaningful celebration.

RSVP for Fall Baccalaureate Blessing 2020


Share your graduation photos and your favorite UIW memories with the hashtag #UIWGrad. Enjoy seeing what your fellow graduates are up to and come together to celebrate your accomplishment!

UIW Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

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