Coming up on Saturday, December 10th, more than 2,300 summer graduates and winter candidates will be eligible to walk the stage at the Don Haskins Center, during The University of Texas at El Paso’s three Winter Commencement ceremonies.

For those attending the Commencement ceremonies, graduates and guests should be aware of the following:

Commencement Parking

Parking for graduation candidates is available in the P-8, P-9, R-1 and R-2 parking lots. Free parking for family and friends is located in lots S-3, S-4, P-1, P-2, P-3 and P-4. University faculty and staff participating in Commencement may park in lots R-3 and R-4. Reserved parking for media is located in lot R-1. ADA parking is located in the R-3 and R-4 lots. Commencement goers also may use the Glory Road Transfer Center and Parking Garage, 100 E. Glory Road, for $10.

Parking lot R-4 will be reserved beginning at midnight until noon on Saturday, Dec. 10 to accommodate patrons of the UTEP Ticket Center. Tickets for the Sept. 6, 2017 Guns N’ Roses concert at Sun Bowl Stadium will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, December, 10 2016.

No Miner Metro Shuttle service is scheduled during Commencement.

View a parking map here.

Don Haskins Center Policies

Guests may not bring food, drinks, baby strollers, balloons, noisemakers, glass containers, tripods or banners into the Don Haskins Center during Commencement.

Visit for the latest information about the University’s graduation ceremonies.

“Mining Minds” Special Lighting

The “Mining Minds” pickaxe sculpture at UTEP’s University Avenue roundabout will be illuminated in blue and orange from Wednesday evening, December 7, through Sunday evening, December 11, to commemorate UTEP’s Class of 2016.

“Mining Minds” is an iconic piece of public art installed in 2010 to enhance UTEP campus. At night, orange lights illuminate the steel structure while light from LEDs emanate from the perforated “ones” and “zeroes” at each end of the pick.

On special occasions, including historic dates, major annual milestones and to celebrate special accomplishments, the pick is illuminated in blue and orange. Learn more about the statue and its artist at

Commencement Livestream

UTEP will be streaming 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 livestream can be accessed from any home computer, mobile device or tablet at

  • UTEP’s Winter Commencement
  • 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
  • UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, 151 Glory Road