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2019 Commencement
May 10, 2019, 7:30pm
Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center
The University of the Incarnate Word


Congratulations Class of 2019! 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. http://www.uiw.edu/registrar/Graduation.html Please note that our commencement ceremony will be shared with the School of Optometry.

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


Graduation and Commencement Deadlines and Activities Schedule




August 8, 2018

Graduation Fair

West Atrium, 11am-12:30pm


October 1, 2018

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

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

February 7, 2019


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).


To order your regalia:

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

2. Click on the green Cap & 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.

January 18, 2019

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.

 March 26 , 2019

DEADLINE – Last day to order regalia for commencement.  Announcements can be ordered until 30 days after the ceremony. It takes approximately 4 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 3 , 2019

Graduation Finale

Student Engagement Center Ballroom, 2-6pm

Pick up regalia (must have ID), sign up for the Alumni Association, talk to representatives from Financial Aid and Business offices

May 6-7, 2019

Exam Prep Course  

May 7-11, 2019

Capstone Course for PT4s


May 8, 2019

Welcome Back Breakfast 

9:00am, School of Physical Therapy

May 9, 2019

Graduating Students Awards Ceremony and Dinner

6:00pm, McCombs Center, Rosenberg Sky Room


 May 10, 2019

Baccalaureate Mass 4:00pm, Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center

May 10, 2019

Hooding and Commencement Ceremony shared with the School of Optometry

6:30pm - Group picture on the steps of the Motherhouse Chapel

6:30pm - Convocation Center doors open to family and friends

7:00pm - Robing & Line up (graduates gather at the Kelso Performing Arts Building; faculty and platform party gather at the Agnese-Sosa Living Learning Center)

7:15pm - Procession begins

7:30pm- 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 events.lifetouch.com. 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 at http://www.uiw.edu/ada/ and provide a minimum of one week notice.


Driving Directions: Click here for driving directions to the Convocation Center http://www.uiw.edu/registrar/FacilitiesandMaps.html


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