Graduation @ Uthscsa Holly Auditorium, San Antonio [19 May]


16:00 - 19:00

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Uthscsa Holly Auditorium
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Dear Graduate School Graduates:

Commencement exercises for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Holly Auditorium at UT Health San Antonio.

Please be aware of the following important details for those of you who plan to attend the commencement ceremony as well as the rehearsal and commencement dinner the day before:

Rehearsal will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in the Holly Auditorium. Please make every effort possible to attend with your hooding professor. Practice is expected to last one hour.

Commencement Dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 on Long Campus in the Holly Auditorium Foyer. A separate invitation will be emailed to you in another week.

All degree candidates will wear the traditional cap, gown and hood. Regalia orders will be ready for pick-up the week of May 1. Upon receipt, please check to make sure that your cap, gown, hood and tassel are all in the bag. If you did not pre-order regalia, please contact the bookstore ASAP about obtaining regalia from their bulk order.

Please arrive and check in at the Academic Learning & Technology Center (ALTC) no later than 3:00 p.m. on Graduation Day, May 19. Please look for Student Sign-In signs upon entry into the building and immediately notify us of your arrival. ALTC Rooms 1.101, 1.102, 1.105 & 1.107 will be available beginning at 2:30 p.m. for robing. Although we discourage you from bringing along any valuables, a security guard will be on-site throughout the ceremony.

A group photo of all graduates will be taken at 3:15 p.m. sharp on Friday, May 19 on the front steps between the Academic Administration Building (AAB) and Medical School Building. Do not expect to be in the photo if you arrive late.

Formation of the Line of March will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19 in the courtyard breezeway.

Once you have processed into the Holly Auditorium, candidates and participating faculty members will be assigned seating in the front rows. Your guests may be seated in any of the seats behind these reserved rows. We ask that guests arrive and be seated no later than 3:50 p.m.

The Office of Student Life will provide a professional photographer during the commencement ceremony. Following the ceremony, visit Sam’s Studio online at and click on “Gallery” and then “Find your Photo” to locate the appropriate graduation ceremony and order pictures. It is also appropriate for guests to take photographs during the ceremony.

A reception immediately follows the commencement in the Holly Auditorium Foyer.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 210-567-3711 or email me at [email protected] Likewise, if you believe you have received this email in error, please notify me immediately.

We look forward to seeing you and sharing this happy occasion with you!
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