2023 Commencement

Ceremony in May

The University of the Incarnate Word

Congratulations Class of 2023! 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 the information provided by the Registrar’s Office at the following link and as provided in a Canvas Graduation Course: UIW Registrar - Graduation

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


Graduation and Commencement Deadlines and Activities Schedule

Deadlines and Schedule
Date Activity Location/Details
October 3, 2022 PRIORITY DEADLINE – Deadline to apply for May 2023 Graduation to start the audit process with the Registrar's Office. Information is provided by the Registrar’s Office by email on how to apply.
Late January 2023
  • Site opens 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).
  • Regalia will be delivered to the school.
  • Note: There is no deadline to order announcements or a ring but the turnaround time is 8 weeks or more for delivery.
Visit the Herff-Jones website 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.
  4. To order announcements, ring or diploma frame, follow Step 1 above by clicking on the appropriate tab for the item you wish to order.
March 1, 2023 DEADLINE - Last day to apply for May 2023 graduation to ensure publication entry. Information will be provided by the Registrar's Office by email on how to apply.
March 15, 2023 DEADLINE – Last day to order regalia for commencement. 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 or via Canvas course.
May 5, 2023 Awards Ceremony and Brunch (invitation only) 10 a.m., Special Collections Room 211, Mabee Library
May 5, 2023 Baccalaureate Mass 6:30 p.m., Chapel of the Incarnate Word
May 6, 2023 Commencement Ceremony
  • Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78219
  • 1:30 p.m., Arrive and assemble in the Exhibit Hall wearing your regalia
  • 2 p.m., Line up
  • 2:40 p.m., Procession begins
  • 3 p.m., Ceremony starts

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

Disability Services: If you or your guest require accommodations for a disability, please follow the instructions provided in the Canvas Graduation Course and provide a minimum of one week's notice.

Driving Directions: View driving directions to the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum.

Parking: A parking pass will be provided for each graduate. Graduates should park in Lot 9. Guests arriving in a separate car will need to park separately from the graduate and pay for parking. Guests will be able to park in Lots 1-8.

Tickets: Tickets are required for the Health Professions ceremony. The Registrar's Office will send out a link to request tickets.