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Fall 2018 University Commencement

University Commencement Ceremony
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Fall 2018 – December 13

Thursday, December 13
 2–4:30 p.m.
NRG Arena, 1 NRG Park

The University Commencement Ceremony for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will include all Fall 2018 bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree candidates and all Summer 2018 graduates from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Families and friends are encouraged to attend.

Information for Graduation Candidates

At University Commencement for NSM, all graduation candidates will be individually recognized and will walk across the platform when their names are called. Tickets are not required for guests attending Commencement.

Cap and Gown/What to Bring

Graduation candidates will wear regalia (cap and gown) at Commencement. Regalia can be purchased or rented at the UH bookstore. Leave bags, purses, umbrellas, etc., with family, friends or in your car.

Arrival Time University Commencement for NSM – Graduation Candidates

Students must arrive at 12:30 p.m. at NRG Arena. Only Graduation Candidates will be allowed in the doors for line up. Graduating students will enter through the left side of the Arena’s main entrance. There will be signs designating where graduates need to go upon arrival.

Information for Guests

Arrival Time University Commencement for NSM – Guests

Doors to NRG Arena will open at 1 p.m., one hour prior to the start of Commencement.

Guest Tickets

Tickets are not required for admission to the ceremony. However, seating is first come, first served.

Parking $12 (Cash Only) – Students and Guests

Guests and graduates should park in the Maroon Lot off of Fannin and Holly Hall. Enter the parking lot through the Holly Hall entrance to avoid the MetroRail stop located at Naomi Street and Fannin. Parking will cost $12 per car, be prepared to pay with cash. Parking Map (Holly Hall Entrance is #3).

Parking for mobility-impaired guests is available in the Blue Lot marked on the map; all guests will use the Holly Hall parking entrance (#3 on map).

Students or Guests with Special Needs

Please contact Tristan Sims at at least three weeks prior to the ceremony to plan how we can best accommodate your needs on this exciting day.

Guests with Mobility Needs

  • Special seating is available, but limited. Please plan to arrive early.
  • For guests with mobility impairments, the doors will open at 12:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled time, so you can be comfortably seated.
  • In order to accommodate as many mobility-impaired guests as possible, there will be a strict limit of one guest accompanying the mobility-impaired guest in the reserved seating area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your group.