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College Commencement Participation Policies

College Commencement Participation Policies are as follows:

  • Appropriate academic regalia must be worn by all participants wishing to participate in College Commencement.  Arrangments to buy or rent regalia can be made by contacting the UH Bookstore.
  • Graduation candidates who complete their academic requirements as set forth by their college are invited to participate in the College Commencement in December 2017.

  • Fall 2017 candidates should apply for graduation by the regular deadline of September 29th (late deadline October 27th) and be approved to graduate by their colleges.

  • Summer 2018 candidates, who would like to participate in the Spring 2018 College Commencements, must be “pre-reviewed” by their College to determine whether all remaining coursework and requirements for graduation can reasonably be completed during the summer semester. Note that this is a pre-review process for the purpose of approval to participate in the Spring College Commencement only; formal graduation review will still occur in the final graduating semester. Students planning to graduate in the summer and interested in participating in Spring College Commencement are encouraged to contact their advisors to confirm they are on a path to summer completion. A degree is conferred once final degree requirements are satisfied, rather than by participating in a commencement ceremony.

  • Individual college policies regarding participation in College Convocations may vary. Please see college websites for information.