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You Did It!

We’ve gathered all the information you need to prepare for graduation.

Online Communication Degree graduate at commencement holding a photo frame that says "I did it! I am a UTSA Graduate!"


As you approach the culmination of your academic journey, it’s time to start thinking about how to apply for graduation and when is the right time to apply for graduation. You can also keep an eye on the UTSA Commencement page to make sure you don’t miss any of the graduation events every semester.

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Graduation FAQs

  • Online Cyber Security (OCYS) is part of the Alvarez College of Business (ACOB)
  • Online Communication (OCOM) is part of the College of Liberal & Fine Arts (COLFA)
  • Online Multidisciplinary Studies (OMST) is part of University College

This is normal going into your final, graduation semester. Your requirements will read 100% once you have completed your final graduation requirements/courses for that term, and final grades have been submitted by your professors.

You are able to submit a Release of Degree Information form by uploading the completed PDF through the Registrar’s Document Uploader.

If you’re interested in one of the UTSA graduate programs, you can contact The Graduate School at 210-458-4331 or get in touch with a Graduate Counselor.

The easiest and fastest way to get your cap and gown is to purchase it online from and have it shipped directly to your home. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Order deadline is April 3 for Spring 2024 commencement.

Please contact the UTSA bookstore at 210-458-4220 with any additional questions.

No, your diploma will look like all other diplomas from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

No, you will need to go through the final audit process first. Then, diplomas will be mailed out about 60 days after the end of the term.

No, minors and concentrations are not displayed on your diploma.

Graduation is the process of being awarded a degree. Students must apply for graduation. Students must apply for graduation regardless if they plan to participate in Commencement.

Commencement is the ceremony held at the end of each fall and spring semesters. The ceremony in which the achievement of obtaining a degree is recognized and celebrated by the University and the student’s family.

Students will have the option to select to participate (optional) in commencement when applying for graduation if they want to walk the stage with all UTSA graduates at the ceremony.

Yes. There is a Cord Ceremony hosted by the UTSA Center for Military Affiliated Students Office (CMAS) before both spring and fall graduation ceremonies. You can find details for the Cord Ceremony on the CMAS Events page.