Largest Class in UTEP History Set to Graduate this Spring
Record number of graduates for second consecutive year
EL PASO, Texas (May 4, 2023) – The University of Texas at El Paso will host four in-person Commencement ceremonies this weekend at the Don Haskins Center, celebrating the largest graduating cohort in UTEP’s history: more than 3,140 spring and summer graduation candidates. This figure surpasses the graduation record set by the University last spring.
The Commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14. Each ceremony will recognize bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates and candidates from each college, following the detailed schedule below.
2023 Spring Commencement Ceremonies
Saturday, May 13, 2023
1 p.m.: College of Health Sciences and College of Nursing
6 p.m.: Woody L. Hunt College of Business, College of Science and School of Pharmacy
Sunday, May 14, 2023
1 p.m.: College of Liberal Arts
6 p.m.: College of Education and College of Engineering
Admission tickets are not required. Entrance into the arena is allowed one hour before each ceremony. All four Commencements will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend the ceremonies in-person. Streaming information will available at utep.edu/commencement the week of May 8.
Free guest parking is located in the perimeter lots off Sun Bowl Drive and Glory Road, including GR1, GR2 and SB7, and paid parking is available in the Glory Road Parking Garage — GR6.
ADA guest parking is available in the ME1 lot located off Mesa Street. 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 Haskins Center through the east (Mesa Street). A parking map can be found here.
The Don Haskins Center has a clear bag policy. Learn more about what you can and cannot bring into the venue here.
The “Mining Minds” pickaxe sculpture located at the Sun Bowl-University Roundabout will be illuminated in blue and orange from Wednesday evening, May 10, through Sunday evening, May 14, to commemorate UTEP’s Class of 2023.
“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 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 13, and Sunday evening, May 14.
Additionally, One San Jacinto Plaza (formerly the Chase Building) and the WestStar Tower downtown will be lit in UTEP colors from Friday evening, May 12, through Sunday evening, May 14, 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, 84% of our 24,000 students are Hispanic, 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.
Last Updated on May 03, 2023 at 12:00 AM | Originally published May 03, 2023
By MC Staff UTEP Marketing and Communications