BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has rescheduled the commencement exercise for the Brownsville campus.

Saturday’s ceremony was canceled because of the bad weather.

The Brownsville Commencement ceremony will now be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, on the lawn of the Library and BMAIN building.

Student check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Graduates will still be permitted an unlimited number of guests at the May 20 ceremony, and professional photographers will be present to take photos as initially planned. 

The ceremony will be held outdoors. If there’s bad weather again, UTRGV says the ceremony will be cancelled, and graduates will have the opportunity to attend Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies in December.

In a news release, the university said graduates may choose to participate in either Brownsville on the lawn, or at the Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg. Graduates preferring to postpone Commencement participation until December may email

The Edinburg campus held commencement Friday night.