On Saturday, December 12, 2015, nearly 2,300 students will walk the stage at the Don Haskins Center on during The University of Texas at El Paso’s three Winter Commencement ceremonies.

For those family, friends and guests that will be attending UTEP’s Winter Commencement Ceremonies, there are a few things that you should be aware of including parking and items that you can and cannot take into the Don Haskins Center.


Parking for all graduation candidates, family and friends is free in the P-8, P-9, R-2 and R-5 parking lots. University staff and media may park in the P-10, P-11, P-12, R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 lots. ADA parking is located in the R-2 and R-3 lots. Commencement goers also may use the Glory Road Transfer Center and Parking Garage, 100 E. Glory Road, for $10. See Map Here

Commencement Guest Info:

No Miner Metro Shuttle service is scheduled during Commencement.

Not allowed: Noisemakers, helium balloons, large signs/banners, food/drinks, glass containers, professional cameras, vapor products (e-cigs), camera tripods, stabilizers, airhorns/whistles, strollers, confetti, umbrellas, selfie sticks, laser pens, car seats, pets.

Visit utep.edu/commencement for the latest information about the University’s graduation ceremonies.

Online Streaming:

UTEP will stream the Commencement ceremonies live. Since its introduction during the 2012 Winter Commencement, live streaming of UTEP's Commencement has become a popular option that enables thousands of Miners and viewers from around the world to join the celebration. The live stream can be accessed from any home computer, mobile device or tablet. To view, visit utep.edu.

The “Mining Minds” pickaxe sculpture at UTEP’s University Avenue roundabout will also be illuminated in blue and orange from Wednesday evening, Dec. 9, through Sunday evening, December 13, to commemorate UTEP’s Class of 2015.

  • Winter Commencement at The University of Texas at El Paso
  • UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, 151 Glory Road
  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
  • 9 a.m. for the College of Liberal Arts
  • 2 p.m. for the School of Nursing and the colleges of Education and Business Administration
  • 7 p.m. for the colleges of Science, Engineering and Health Sciences