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Spring Graduation Events

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Spring 2017 Convocation – May 13

NR ArenaSaturday, May 13
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Location: NRG Arena, 1 NRG Park

The NSM Convocation will include all Spring 2017 bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree candidates from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Families and friends are encouraged to attend.

NOTE ABOUT PARKING AND OTHER EVENTS: There is a Houston Community College commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. in NRG Stadium. Please follow parking instructions below so you and your guests do not end up in the wrong parking OR the wrong ceremony!

Information for Graduation Candidates

At NSM Convocation, 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 the NSM Convocation.

Cap and Gown

Graduation candidates will wear regalia (cap and gown) at NSM Convocation.

Beginning April 17, regalia can be purchased at the UH bookstore.

Arrival Time NSM Convocation – Graduation Candidates

Students must arrive at 7:30 a.m. at NRG Arena. Only Graduation Candidates will be allowed in the doors for line up. Graduates 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 NSM Convocation – Guests

Doors to NRG Arena will open at 8 a.m., one hour prior to the start of Convocation.

Guest Tickets

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

Parking $12 – 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. Metrorail is also an option.

(See 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 two weeks prior to NSM Convocation 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 7:30 a.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.