We have your complete guide for the upcoming UTEP Spring ceremonies which will mark the 100-year anniversary of commencement with nearly 2,700 graduates on Saturday, May 14 at the Don Haskins Center. 

On May 30, 1916, the State School of Mines and Metallurgy, now UTEP, held its first Commencement in the school’s auditorium, located on what is now Fort Bliss. During that first ceremony, three candidates were presented with Engineer of Mines degrees. In the last one hundred years, the University has awarded more than 121,600 degrees in more than 160 fields

Graduating Classes

  • College of Liberal Arts at 9 a.m.
  • Colleges of Education, Business Administration and School of Nursing at 2 p.m.
  • Colleges of Education, Bu and 7 p.m. for the colleges of Science,
  • Colleges of Science, Engineering and Health Sciences at 7 p.m.

Parking Information

Parking for candidates:

  • Lots P-8, P-9 (accessible from Sun Bowl Drive) and all other general parking areas.

General Parking:

  • Free parking accessible from Sun Bowl Drive: Lots R-2, R-5, R-6, P-6 and Sun Bowl Parking Garage
  • Parking with estimated $10 fee: Glory Road Transfer Center and Parking Garage (accessible from Glory Road at Mesa Street)
  • ADA parking: Lot R-3. ADA parking permit required.
  • No Miner Metro Shuttle service is scheduled during Commencement.

Items Not Allowed inside the Don Haskins Center

  • Baby strollers
  • Car seats
  • Balloons
  • Noisemakers
  • Glass containers
  • Tripods
  • Selfie sticks
  • Large signs and banners
  • Food and drinks

In order to align with the heightened security measures in place at public venues all over the country, Don Haskins Center guests can expect a more extensive security process at the 2016 spring Commencement ceremony. In addition to bag screening, guests will also be screened using a hand-wand device that detects metal objects before entering the Don Haskins Center. Please allow extra time for security screening.