Commencement Ceremony

Below you will find information regarding the UIW Commencement Ceremony.

Graduation Day Schedule

Baccalaureate Mass: Friday, May 8th at 4:00 at the UIW McDermott Convocation Center, UIW Broadway Campus

  • Wear your Academic Regalia.
  • Tickets are not required for you or your guests.

The Combined Health Professions Commencement is in partnership with the School of Physical Therapy. The Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 8th at 7:30 p.m. at the UIW Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center on the Broadway Campus. All family and friends are welcome. Tickets are not required. Graduates are expected to wear full academic regalia.

  • 4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass
  • 6:30 p.m. Convocation Center doors open for family/friends general seating
  • 6:45 p.m. RSO Class Photo in full Academic Regalia on the steps of the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Faculty are welcome.
  • 7:00 p.m. Graduates assemble for processional line up on the side of the Administration Building (under the University Arch)
  • 7:00 p.m. Faculty and Platform Party assemble on the bridge for the processional
  • 7:15 p.m. Traditional procession across the UIW campus begins
  • 7:30 p.m. RSO and SOPT Commencement ceremony begins at the McDermott Center, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

For Directions visit our UIW Campus Map

Ticket Information

Tickets are not required to attend.

Directions to UIW main campus

  • The Convocation Center is located on the back of the campus, across the bridge, adjacent to the Natatorium and right next to the football field.
  • From 281: Take the Hildebrand exit and turn east on to Hildebrand. Drive east on Hildebrand until you reach the first intersection to the campus (there will be a traffic signal). Turn left onto the campus and immediately turn left again. Follow the street, turning right at the dead-end. You will come to a stop sign in front of the parking garage. Cross the bridge in front of you and follow the street until you see a large building to your right (the Natatorium) and a large building in front of you (the Convocation Center).

We have coordinated to offer special/reduced rates in collaboration with the following hotels that are located near UIWRSO.

Drury Hotel NW Medical Center

View Drury Hotel PDF

Hyatt Place Northwest Medical Center

View Hyatt Place PDF

Wyndham Garden La Cantera

  • RSO rate: $105 + tax
  • Call or email for reservation
  • Contact: Jessica Sepulveda
  • Click for Reservation
  • (210) 690-0300 ext 6703
View Wyndam Garden La Cantera PDF

Drury Plaza Riverwalk

Wyndham Garden Riverwalk/Museum Reach

*Rates subject to change

**Subject to availability


We do anticipate challenges with traffic and parking.

To ensure our grads are on time for Class Photos we advise everyone to get to campus early to find parking.