2020 Commencement

Virtual Ceremony in May

The University of the Incarnate Word

Congratulations Class of 2020! You are nearing the end of your academic career with the School of Physical Therapy. To make the process of applying for graduation (completion of degree requirements) and preparing for commencement (the ceremony celebrating your success) go smoothly, please review information provided by the Registrar’s Office at the following link and as provided by Cardinal mail: UIW Registrar - GraduationSome events listed below may be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. May graduates are invited to participate in the December 2020 commencement ceremony.

In addition, some details with accompanying deadline dates are listed below.

Graduation and Commencement Deadlines and Activities Schedule

Deadlines and Schedule




Aug. 7, 2019

Graduation Fair

West Atrium, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Oct. 1, 2019

DEADLINE – Last day to apply for graduation without an administrative fee.

Information provided by the Registrar’s Office by email on how to apply.

Jan. 2020


Site open for ordering regalia, announcements and/or ring for commencement. Regalia ordered through this site is rental only and must be returned following the ceremony. If you wish to purchase regalia, see a Bookstore representative.

You will need to provide your height, weight and cap size (measure the circumference of the head one inch above the ears).

Visit the Herff Jones site order your regalia

To order your regalia:

1. Under "Select an option," click on Doctor of Physical Therapy.

2. Click on the green Cap and Gown button at the top of the page.

3. Complete the information as requested. You will need your height, weight and cap size (measure the circumference of your head one inch above the ears). This is for rental purposes only. If you wish to purchase your regalia, contact a member of the university bookstore.

To order announcements, ring or diploma frame, follow Step 2 above by clicking on the appropriate green tab for the item you wish to order.

Jan. 17, 2020

DEADLINE -  Last day to apply for graduation with an administrative fee

Information will be provided by the Registrar’s Office by email on how to apply.

To be announced

DEADLINE - Statement of Intent Form must be returned to the Registrar's Office.

This form verifies information for your diploma. Details will be provided by the Registrar's Office by email regarding this form.

April 10, 2020

DEADLINE – Last day to order regalia for commencement.  Announcements can be ordered until 30 days after the ceremony. It takes approximately four weeks to process and ship announcements. 

See instructions above.

To be announced

DEADLINE - Return Confirmation of Ceremony Attendance to the Registrar's Office.

This form is to confirm your attendance and to make sure that we have the correct pronunciation of your name. Details will be provided by the Registrar's Office by email.


Graduation Finale

Location and Time TBD

Pick up regalia, sign up for the Alumni Association, talk to representatives from Financial Aid and Business offices


Exam Prep Course  

Welcome Back Breakfast

9:00 a.m., School of Physical Therapy


1-4 p.m. 


Graduating Students Awards Ceremony and Dinner

6 p.m., McCombs Center, Rosenberg Sky Room


Cancelled Baccalaureate Mass 4 p.m., Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center


Hooding and Commencement Ceremony shared with the School of Optometry

6:30 p.m. - Group picture on the steps of the Motherhouse Chapel

7 p.m. - Robing and Line up (graduates gather at the Kelso Performing Arts Building; faculty and platform party gather at the Agnese-Sosa Living Learning Center)

6:30 p.m. - Convocation Center doors open to family and friends

7:15 p.m. - Procession begins

7:30 p.m. - Ceremony begins in the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center, UIW Main Campus

Tickets are not required.

Commencement Photography: All students participating in commencement will be photographed. If you are interested in ordering photographs from the ceremony, go to Photographs will be online approximately 10 days following the ceremony. 

Disability Services: If you or your guest require accommodations for a disability, please complete a form and provide a minimum of one week notice.

Driving Directions: View driving directions to the Convocation Center

Tickets: Tickets are not required for the School of Physical Therapy ceremony.