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University Commencement Participation Policies

University Commencement Participation Policies are as follows:

  • Appropriate academic regalia must be worn by all participants wishing to participate in University 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 the University Commencement in Spring 2018 (May 10 - 12, 2018).
  • Spring 2018 candidates should apply for graduation by the regular deadline of February 23, 2018 (late deadline March 23, 2018) and be approved to graduate by their colleges.
  • Summer 2018 candidates, who would like to participate in the Spring 2018 University 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 University Commencement ceremony 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 University 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 University Commencements may vary. Please see college websites for information.