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 meeting information will be provided about the Graduation Dinner and Awards Ceremony and Commencement.  We will discuss the Commencement processional and recessional and provide a detailed agenda of the ceremonies.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    RSO Events Room 304

    Casual Attire

     Items to be completed at the meeting

    • Information sheet
    • Phonetic Name Cards
  • Graduation Finale

    During this session all exit material will be distributed.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.  This is a come in and go event. 

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:00 – 6:00 p.m

    RSO Events Room 301

    Casual Attire

    •  Pick up your academic regalia, financial aid packets, and information on Alumni Services, etc.
    • Meet with Partners in Education representatives
  • Graduation Dinner and Awards Ceremony

    The Graduation Dinner and Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch, Helotes, Texas.  Fourth Year Scholarship and Award recipients will be recognized. 

    In early March, check your email for an evite to the event. Your RSVP is required for the event.  Tickets will be required.  Each graduate will receive one ticket and four tickets for guests.  Tickets will be disseminated to graduates at the Graduation Finale on May 8th.  If you don’t need all of your tickets, feel free to share them with your RSO Classmates.  Business Attire is recommended.

  • Commencement Ceremony

    Baccalaureate Mass: Friday, May 10th at 4:00 at the UIW McDermott Convocation Center, UIW Broadway Campus

    • Wear your Academic Regalia.
    • Tickets are not required for you or your guests.

    The Combined Health Professions Commencement is in partnership with the School of Physical Therapy. The Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the UIW Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center on the Broadway Campus.  All family and friends are welcome.  Tickets are not required.  Graduates are expected to wear full academic regalia.

    • 4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass
    • 6:30 p.m. Convocation Center doors open for family/friends general seating
    • 6:45 p.m. RSO Class Photo in full Academic Regalia on the steps of the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Faculty are welcome.
    • 7:00 p.m. Graduates assemble for processional line up at the Administration Building
    • 7:00 p.m. Faculty and Platform Party assemble on bridge for processional
    • 7:15 p.m. Traditional procession across the UIW campus begins
    • 7:30 p.m. RSO and SOPT Commencement ceremony begins at the McDermott Center, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX  78209

     UIW Campus Map:   http://www.uiw.edu/map/documents/uiwcampusmapland.pdf

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)