You’re Invited to Disability Graduation 2020!
Join SSD and campus partners for UT’s first Disability Graduation! Graduates, friends, family and advocates are invited to help us honor our graduates with disabilities as we celebrate their accomplishment of earning their degrees from UT! Students with disabilities have faced some unique obstacles, encountered barriers and overcome many challenges during their time at UT and Disability Graduation is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate their persistence and achievements.
Below is information for how and when you can participate in our graduation festivities. No RSVP is necessary, participate as your schedule and interest allows.
Virtual Ceremony: Tune in on Wednesday May 20th at 2pm for our virtual graduation ceremony! The ceremony will feature student and staff speakers, a special message from SSD and a slideshow of our graduates. The ceremony will be recorded so you can share the link with family and friends and watch as your schedule allows. During the Virtual Ceremony SSD (@UT_SSDisability) and the Texas Center for Disability Studies (@TCDS_UT) will be having a live Twitter chat using #utdisabilitygrad2020 so you can join the conversation and share your reactions as you watch the ceremony.
Graduates: if you want to be featured in the slideshow, please complete this form by May 6th (you will need to login with your gmail/utexas account). You will be asked to upload a photo in your graduation regalia (or any other photo you choose), information about your degree and a message or quote.
Celebrate on Social Media: Post your photos and videos on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok) using #utdisabilitygrad2020. Show off your graduation dance moves, post photos or videos of how you are celebrating your graduation at home and invite your friends and family to share message of congratulations or advice for graduates. We can’t wait to see your photos and videos!
Special thanks to the SSD Student Advisory Committee, the disABILITY Advocacy Student Coalition, Disability Graduation Planning Committee, Student Government Disability and Inclusion Agency and the Texas Center for Disability Studies and SSD Staff for their support in planning Disability Graduation.