2021 Commencement

Ceremony in May

The University of the Incarnate Word

Congratulations Class of 2021! 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 or managed differently due to the COVID-19 situation. Updates will be provided as appropriate. 

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

Graduation and Commencement Deadlines and Activities Schedule

Deadlines and Schedule




Oct. 1, 2020

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. 2021


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 "Products" click on Cap and Gown.

2. On the University of the Incarnate Word Page, click on the "select an option" drop down list and select "Doctor of Physical Therapy," then select "Cap and Gown" from top of the menu, then click on "Graduation Regalia." 

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 1 above by clicking on the appropriate tab for the item you wish to order.

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, 2021

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.

May 1-2, 2021

Exam Prep Course  
May 6, 2021 Baccalaureate Mass 6 p.m., Live streamed 
May 6, 2021 Graduating Students Awards Celebration and White Coat Ceremony 7 p.m., Location TBA
May 7, 2021

Hooding and Commencement Ceremony shared with the Feik School of Pharmacy and the Rosenberg School of Optometry

6:30 p.m. - Robing and Line up 

6:45 p.m. - Procession begins

7:00 p.m. - Ceremony begins at the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium, UIW Broadway

Tickets are 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 Benson Stadium

Tickets: Tickets are required for the School of Physical Therapy ceremony.