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GSBS Graduation 2018 Information

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Author: GSBS | Category: Of Interest | May 18, 2018

Dear Graduate School Graduates:

Commencement exercises for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be held Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the UT Health San Antonio Holly Auditorium.

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 17 in the UT Health San Antonio 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 17 on Long Campus in the Holly Auditorium Foyer. A separate invitation will be emailed to you this week.

All degree candidates will wear the traditional cap, gown and hood. Regalia orders will be ready for pick-up the week of commencement or the week prior at the earliest. Upon receipt, please check to be sure that your cap, gown, hood and tassel are 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 18. Please look for Student Sign-In signs upon entry into the building and immediately notify us of your arrival. ALTC Rooms 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.

Formation of the Line of March will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 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. A reception immediately follows the commencement in the Holly Auditorium Foyer.

The Office of Student Life will provide a professional photographer during the commencement ceremony. Prior to commencement, please stop by the Graduate Dean’s Office in the Academic & Administration Building, suite 100 (first floor) to submit your contact information to Flash Photography in order to receive your proofs. It is also appropriate for guests to take photographs during the ceremony. 

The 2018 GSBS commencement ceremony is an important event! Check out the updated live streaming link, which will give guests the ability to view the ceremony remotely:

*Please complete and email the attached sample slide for the graduation slideshow to Ms. Charlotte Anthony at ASAP if you plan to walk in this year’s ceremony.*

If you have any questions, please call our office at (210) 567-3711 or email me at 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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