Department of Physician Assistant Studies
John Sealy School of Medicine Commencement

Congrats to the Class of 2023!

Commencement Itinerary

Friday, August 18, 2023

  • 10:30 a.m. - Student Rehearsal, Levin Hall Auditorium (required if participating in Saturday ceremony)
  • 12:00 noon - Graduation Awards Luncheon, Levin Hall Dining Room (PAS 2023 graduates and PAS faculty)

Saturday, August 19, 2023

  • 9:15 a.m. – Arrive for commencement and go to Levin Hall Dining Area
  • 10:00 a.m. - Commencement ceremony begins

Planning Ahead:

Future commencement Dates:
Class of 2024 – Saturday, August 17, 2024
Class of 2025 -  Saturday, August 16, 2025
*Dates are subject to change

Our Speaker: TBA

Location & Event Day Parking

UTMB Levin Hall, 9th & Market Streets, Galveston
UTMB Garage #3, 9th & Market Streets, Galveston

Arrival and Seating

There is no limit on the number of guests, and tickets are not required. Guests are seated on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Doors will close, if maximum capacity is reached. This decision is made by the fire marshal.

UTMB strives to ensure that all graduates and guests can participate fully in this program. Therefore, any graduates, family members or guests, who require ADA accommodations, are welcome. Advanced arrangements should be made to confirm seating. One family member is permitted to sit with each person requiring seating, and they will have assigned seating in a designated place. Other family members and friends will sit in the general assembly. If you have an accommodation request, email Shirley McGraw at no later than Monday, August 14.

When you email your request, please include the name of the guest who needs the ADA related accommodation and the name of the person accompanying them.

Other Important Information

Regalia: Link for site to order faculty and student rental regalia will be available in June 2023

Announcements and other gifts for graduates: Visit

Commencement Photography:

Livestream: UTMB John Sealy School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Commencement 2023 (livestream link provided week of ceremony)

All commencement photographs may be ordered online at using password PA23

Diploma frames: Please stop by the UTMB Campus Store in the John Sealy Tower or visit their website below.

Social Media: Share the excitement of your favorite commencement moments! Post to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using this hashtag to share your unique commencement experience: #UTMBgrad

The President, Dean, Faculty
and the
2023 Graduating Class
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
John Sealy School of Medicine Department of Physician Assistant Studies

announce the Commencement Ceremony,
during which
Physician Assistant Class of 2023
will be awarded the degree
Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Saturday, August the Nineteenth, Two Thousand Twenty-three

Ten o’clock am   |   William C. Levin Hall
Galveston, Texas