School of Nursing


As you enter your final semester, you will need to begin preparing for graduation.

During this day, family and friends will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievements as a nursing student and watch as you cross the stage. The Student Success Center aims to provide a smooth, enjoyable, stress-free commencement ceremony for you and your loved ones.

There are two commencement ceremonies for nursing students.

Spring Commencement – The spring commencement ceremony is a university-wide ceremony. Spring graduates from the Traditional BSN program and summer graduates from the DNP program are invited to participate in this ceremony.

Fall Commencement – The fall commencement ceremony is School of Nursing only. Students graduating from the Accelerated BSN (August completion) and fall Traditional BSN programs are invited to participate in this ceremony.

Honors designations are announced at graduation.

(Magna Cum Laude GPA: 3.7 - 3.89)
(Summa Cum Laude GPA: 3.90 - 4.0).

GRADUATE STUDENTS –  (High Honors GPA: 4.0).

Tickets: Tickets are not required to attend graduation.

Guests: Please bring as many guests as you would like to share this memorable event. A reception will not be held after the ceremony.

Regalia: Regalia can be purchased through the Bookstore, 210-567-2840. Please contact the Bookstore to verify when you can begin purchasing items. You will not be able to purchase regalia at the ceremony.

Attire: Professional/business attire is expected. Athletic shoes, white or bright-colored socks, jeans, and/or shirts will not be allowed. Also, remember to bring bobby pins to secure your cap.

Graduation Caps: Please remember to keep your graduation caps professional and appropriate. The School of Nursing asks that students refrain from placing "RN" on their caps.

Photos: Individual photos of each graduate receiving a diploma will be taken at the ceremony. Once the images have been taken and posted online, UT Health San Antonio will contact you with details to view and purchase photos.

Diploma: Please note you will NOT receive your diploma at graduation. You may pick up your diploma at the Registrar's Office (located in the Medical School). If you do not pick up your diploma, the Registrar's Office will begin mailing diplomas as soon as they can.