Enrollment and Graduation Information

loungeEach year, the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry coordinates several planned events that comprise the student graduation and commencement experience. These programs serve to successfully conclude your academic education and welcome you into the profession as Doctors of Optometry.  Please review the detailed information about each of these programs:


  • Class Graduation  Meeting

    During this session detailed information will be provided on the commencement ceremony and the awards/hooding ceremony as they relate to the processional, hooding, and recessional.  A detailed agenda of the ceremonies will be provided and reviewed. 

    • Wednesday, May 9th
    • RSO Events Room #304
    • 3:00PM
    • Casual attire
    • Items to be completed
      • information sheet
      • name phonetic cards
  • Graduation Finale

    During this session all exit materials will be distributed.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.  This is a come and go event. Guests are welcome.

    • Wednesday, May 9th
    • RSO Events Room #301
    • 4:00 - 6:00PM
    • Casual attire
    • Distribution of:
      • Academic regalia to include hood, cap, and gown
      • Alumni resources
      • Financial aid exit packet
      • Industry Partner resources
  • Hooding/Awards Ceremony
    During this event, our graduates are celebrated for their many accomplishments and welcomed into the profession by the administration and faculty.
    • Thursday, May 10th
    • St. George Maronite Church
    • processional lineup by 5:30PM
    • Dress in full academic regalia 
    • Event starts at 6:00PM
    • Tickets are not required
    • Reception to follow
  • Commencement Ceremony

    The Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 11th at 7:30pm at the UIW Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center on main campus.  All family and friends are welcome. Tickets are not required. Graduates will be expected to wear full academic regalia.

    • 6:15 p.m. – Class Photo in full academic regalia at Administration Building. Faculty are welcome.
    • TBD – Convocation doors open for family/friends general seating
    • 6:45 p.m. - Graduates assemble for processional line up at Administration Building
    • 6:45 p.m. - Faculty and Platform Party assemble on bridge for processional
    • 7:15pm – Traditional procession across the UIW campus begins
    • 7:30pm – RSO and SOPT Commencement Ceremony begins at the McDermott Center
    University of the Incarnate Word
    4301 Broadway
    San Antonio, TX 78209

You are encouraged to visit our Enrollment FAQs to find detailed information regarding transcript and class ranking requests, notary services, and state license graduation verification process.

Additionally, you can find specific details regarding your Graduation including regalia rental, honor cords, announcements, photography, diploma info and disability accommodations.  

To help you prepare, you are encouraged to print and review the Graduation Checklist.


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Contact Information

The Rosenberg School
Of Optometry

9725 Datapoint Dr

San Antonio, Texas 78229



UIWRSO Clinic Network

210-283-6800 (for appointments)