Spring Commencement to Celebrate Largest Graduating Class in UTEP History
Last Updated on May 12, 2022 at 12:00 AM
Originally published May 12, 2022
By MC Staff
UTEP Marketing and Communications
EL PASO, Texas (May 11, 2022) – The University of Texas at El Paso will host four in-person Commencement ceremonies this weekend at the Don Haskins Center to celebrate the largest graduating cohort — 3,126 spring and summer 2022 graduation candidates — in UTEP’s history.
The Commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15. Each ceremony will recognize bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates and candidates from each college, following the detailed schedule below.
2022 Spring Commencement Ceremonies
Saturday, May 14, 2022
1 p.m.: College of Health Sciences, Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy
6 p.m.: College of Engineering and College of Science
Sunday, May 15, 2022
1 p.m.: College of Liberal Arts
6 p.m.: College of Business Administration and College of Education
Admission tickets are not required. Entrance into the arena is allowed one hour before each ceremony. All four Commencements will be livestreamed at www.utep.edu/commencement.
Guest parking is located in the perimeter lots off Sun Bowl Drive and Glory Road, including GR1, GR2, SB7 and the Glory Road Parking Garage — GR6.
ADA guest parking is available in the SB8 and ME1 lots located on Sun Bowl Drive. The Glory Road Parking Garage is accessible for individuals with disabilities and is equipped with an elevator. All family members and guests with mobility impairments will need to access the facility through the east (Mesa Street), north (Sun Bowl Drive) and west (Glory Road) entrances. A parking map can be found here.
Hand-sanitizer dispensers will be available in the Don Haskins Center.
The “Mining Minds” pickaxe sculpture located at the Sun Bowl-University Roundabout will be illuminated in blue and orange from Wednesday evening, May 11, through Sunday evening, May 15, to commemorate UTEP’s Class of 2022.
“Mining Minds” is an iconic piece of public art installed in 2010 to enhance the UTEP campus. At night, orange lights brighten the steel structure while light from LEDs emanate from the perforated “ones” and “zeroes” at each end of the pick. The University illuminates the pick in blue and orange on special occasions such as historic dates, major annual milestones and celebrations of special accomplishments.
Learn more about “Mining Minds” at www.utep.edu/miningminds.
The “M” on the mountain across from Sun Bowl Stadium will also be lit in recognition of the achievements of this semester’s graduates on Saturday evening, May 14, and Sunday evening, May 15.
Additionally, One San Jacinto Plaza (formerly the Chase Building) and the WestStar Tower downtown will also be lit in UTEP colors from Friday evening, May 13, through Sunday evening, May 15, to honor graduates.
For the latest Commencement updates, visit utep.edu/commencement.
About The University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, 94% of our more than 24,000 students are minorities, and half are the first in their families to go to college. UTEP offers 169 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs at the only open-access, top tier research university in America.