A&M-San Antonio celebrates historic class of 2020 at Operation Graduation – Curbside Edition

By University Communications

Thursday, 05 07 2020

University’s first class of incoming freshmen to be recognized 
in unique drive-thru celebration

SAN ANTONIO – Just four years ago, Texas A&M University-San Antonio welcomed its first freshman class, establishing it as a comprehensive, four-year institution. The historic class of 2020 was also the first to participate in the Jaguar March, a now traditional part of Freshman Convocation where the incoming students walk from the iconic Torre de Esperanza to the front of the A&M-San Antonio main campus, welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of faculty, staff and fellow Jaguar students. And, now that graduation is coming up, the class of 2020 – along with the transfers who make up the majority of the graduating class – is making history again.

Although the traditional commencement ceremony has been rescheduled to September, A&M-San Antonio is honoring the class of 2020, and all graduating students, this month in a special, first-of-its-kind celebration called “Operation Graduation – Curbside Edition.” On the original commencement date of May 15, all graduating students are invited to the A&M-San Antonio campus to participate in a unique “drive-thru” celebration of their accomplishments.

Participants will park their cars, walk to a designated spot at the edge of the courtyard near the University fountain and have their picture taken with A&M-San Antonio President Cynthia Teniente-Matson and University mascot General the Jaguar in front of an iconic campus backdrop. All of this will be accomplished while adhering to social distancing guidelines, ensuring a safe and healthy celebration for all.

Operation Graduation – Curbside Edition will take place May 15 during two sessions: 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. An alternative plan that also maintains social distancing in the event of inclement weather has been created. The traditional commencement ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 25 at Freeman Coliseum. Visit tamusa.edu/commencement for updates.

For more information: Contact the A&M-San Antonio Office of Integrated Marketing & Communications at (210) 784-1120 or PR@tamusa.edu.

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Established as a stand-alone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in south San Antonio, A&M-San Antonio is a Military Embracing™ institution offering 29 undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate degrees to over 6,700 students. The University is home to the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders and the Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center. A&M-San Antonio holds the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Military Times ranks the University No. 35 in the nation for “Best for Vets: Colleges.” Visit tamusa.edu for more information. #onamission