Graduation Information

Students who are eligible to graduate must complete and submit an application for graduation, which may be obtained in person or online. To obtain in person, Uvalde students must go to the Rodolfo R. and Dolores Flores Student Services Building (Registrar's Office). Applications can be picked up at the Administration Building of the Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Crystal City campuses.

Please mail the graduation application form with a money order (no checks, please) made payable to SWTJC to:

Luis Fernandez
Southwest Texas Junior College
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801

Graduation Application Form

Graduation Deadlines

May Graduation* - Application deadline is April 7th

Summer Graduation - Application deadline is August 4th

*Students who are eligible to attend the May ceremony each year are those who have completed their degree requirements in December of the previous year or will complete their degree requirements in May or August of the current year.


Commencement Ceremony Location

The 70th SWTJC Commencement Ceremony will take place in two sessions at Uvalde Honey Bowl Stadium. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. for Technical Program students and on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. for Academic students.

There will not be a practice session for the ceremony, though an informative session was held at the following locations:

Uvalde - Monday, April 3, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Tate Auditorium
Eagle Pass - Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room F120
Del Rio - Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Amistad Room 

If you missed the sessions, please watch the Uvalde informative session via SWTJC's Facebook Live video:


Seating for family friends will be on the west side of the stadium. Only graduates and school officials will be allowed on the field until the ceremony is officially concluded. Following the ceremony, graduates and their families are invited to a light reception at Honey Bowl Stadium.

Graduates will receive their diploma (once verified) via postal mail a few weeks after the event.

Link: Directions to Commencement Ceremony from outside of Uvalde.