UTSA fall commencement ceremonies are December 17-19 at Main Campus

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(Dec. 14, 2009)--More than 2,400 graduation candidates will walk across the stage this week as UTSA celebrates three days of commencement ceremonies from Thursday, Dec. 17 through Saturday, Dec. 19 in the Convocation Center on the Main Campus. After Saturday's ceremonies, UTSA will have nearly 79,000 alumni. UTSA President Ricardo Romo will officiate at all ceremonies in the Convocation Center.

A total of 1,949 undergraduate students will participate in six ceremonies at the Main Campus with 435 master's students and 31 doctoral students joining the procession.

>>The five UTSA commencement ceremonies at the Convocation Center will be telecast live on AT&T U-verse channel 99, Grande Cable channel 21 and Time Warner Cable channel 98 and on the UTSA Distance Learning and Academic Technology Web site.

Ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday when 286 graduation candidates from the College of Engineering and College of Sciences earn their degrees.

At 2 p.m., Friday, the Honors College ceremony will be in the UTSA Recital Hall. Honors College graduates represent students enrolled in UTSA's seven other colleges. These students are invited to participate in both the Honors College ceremony and with their classmates in the ceremonies for their degree majors.

At 6:30 p.m., Friday, 272 graduation candidates from the College of Public Policy and the first section from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will walk the stage. COLFA majors represented include anthropology, history, political science, geography, psychology and sociology.

Ceremonies continue Saturday with three commencement exercises.

At 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 254 graduation candidates from the College of Architecture and the second section from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will participate in the ceremony. COLFA majors include art and art history, communication, English, classics, philosophy, modern languages and music.

The 1 p.m. ceremony will include 400 candidates from the College of Business.

The final exercise of the day is scheduled for 5 p.m. and includes 375 candidates from the College of Education and Human Development.

Free parking for commencement will be available in lot 5 adjacent to the Convocation Center.

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UTSA Fall 2009 Commencement preliminary statistics

College
Undergraduates
Master's
Doctoral
Total
Architecture
80
3
0
83
Business
548
67
5
620
Education and Human Development
299
176
10
485
Engineering
87
54
6
147
Liberal and Fine Arts
555
43
2
600
Public Policy
89
57
0
146
Sciences
288
35
8
331
Miscellaneous
3
0
0
3
Total
1,949
435
31
2,415