Academic convocations celebrate special events or launch a new academic year. The 2013 Fall Convocation will be our twelfth annual ceremony to launch the new academic year. An academic convocation can be a significant occasion for student participation. It marks a first step for the class of 2017 in the higher education adventure. The graduation ceremony at the conclusion of the undergraduate experience is a milestone in a journey of lifelong learning. Your journey begins at The University of Texas at San Antonio with the 2013 Fall Convocation. The author of the Freshman Common Reading, Luis Alberto Urrea will serve as the keynote speaker.