2023 Spring Commencement
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Live stream links for all commencement events are located within the schedule below.
Commencement Events - Full Schedule
Thursday, May 11, 2023
For on campus events, guests can park in Lot K (View Campus Map)
Veterans Graduation Ceremony
Ring Blessing Ceremony
Alumni and Family Meet and Greet for students and their guests
Graduation Liturgy Line-up
It is recommended that guests arrive early since seating is limited. Students whose guests require special seating due to a disability, and those graduating students who wish to participate as readers/lectors, altar servers, or trained Eucharistic Ministers should contact University Ministry at 210-431-3973 or by email: email@example.com. Special seating requests made to University Ministry are only for Sacred Heart Chapel.
PLEASE NOTE: The ceremonies will be live streamed. The link will be available on this page on the day of commencement.LIVE STREAM - Commencement
Degree candidates must enter the Freeman Coliseum through the rear ramp entrance. Degree candidates must check in with staff members from the Registrar’s Office between 3-4 p.m.. Candidates must be in their assigned seats by 4:15 p.m.
Doors to the Freeman Coliseum open at 3 p.m. on commencement day. All family, friends, and guests are required to use the main front entrance of the Freeman Coliseum and will not be allowed through the rear ramp entrance. Guest are encouraged to arrive at the Freeman Coliseum by 4:30 p.m.
All guest seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, unless otherwise indicated or marked by OLLU and Freeman Coliseum Staff. Guests with disabilities or who require special accommodations due to but not limited to wheelchairs, walkers and crutches can request assistance from ushers upon entering the Freeman Coliseum. Accommodations are located in sections 105, 107, 125, and 127. (Please Note: OLLU and the Freeman Coliseum do not provide wheelchairs.) Seating during the procession or commencement address will not be allowed. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding seating or assistance, please contact Liz Longoria, Director of Campus and Community Engagement, at 210-431-4026.
Freeman Coliseum Parking Information
General Public Parking will be $10 at the gate. Discounted pre-sale parking permits for West Gate Entrance - Lot 9 - will be available for purchase on campus in the Student Business Office in the Walter Student Center for $5 each. Pre-sale parking permits are limited to one ticket per graduate and will be available for purchase starting one month prior to the event and will continue until 4 p.m. on commencement day (or until pre-sale permits run out). The Freeman Coliseum abides by all ADA requirements and has handicap parking available. All parking is first-come, first-served. Any additional parking questions regarding the Freeman Coliseum should be directed to Gustavo Villa, Office of Event Services. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.