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Here are El Paso’s higher education graduations happening this month

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After more than a year of remote learning and virtual or long-distance celebrations, most El Paso higher education graduates and their families are preparing to honor the students’ achievements with traditional, in-person festivities this month.  

Here is what’s coming up:

May 7: The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University of Health Science Center will recognize 37 students who will be graduating with a master’s degree or post-baccalaureate certificate. The ceremony will take place at the Plaza Theatre at 4 p.m.

May 8: The Hunt School of Nursing at TTUHSC will recognize 72 undergraduates and three  Master students from the spring 2021 class. The ceremony will take place at the Plaza Theatre at 2 p.m.

May 14: The University of Texas at El Paso’s commencement will be at Sun Bowl Stadium and honor graduation candidates from the colleges of Business Administration, Education, and Liberal Arts. Over 2,000 students have registered to attend the ceremony. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will also be livestreamed on UTEP’s website. More information can be found here.

May 15: UTEP will host commencement at Sun Bowl Stadium for graduates from the colleges of Engineering, Health Sciences and Science. Graduates from the schools of Nursing and Pharmacy will also be recognized. Nearly 2,000 students have registered to attend the ceremony. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be livestreamed on UTEP’s site. More information can be found here

May 21: The Foster School of Medicine at TTUHSC will recognize 91 graduating medical students who have been matched to residency programs. The ceremony will take place  at the Plaza Theatre at 6 p.m. 

May 22: El Paso Community College will host a virtual spring commencement for spring 2021 graduates and will recognize over 2,000 graduates at 6 p.m. More information can be found here

Cover photo: UTEP graduates celebrated at winter commencement ceremonies in December 2018. (Photo courtesy of the University of Texas at El Paso)

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Jewél Jackson

Jewél Jackson covers higher education for El Paso Matters, through a partnership with Open Campus Media. She is a 2020 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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