University-wide Commencement – May 12
In May, graduation events at the University of Houston consist of two coordinated ceremonies: University-wide Commencement, held May 12 at TDECU Stadium, and the College Convocations, held at other locations.
University-wide Commencement is Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. It is the formal university-wide celebration at which President Renu Khator officially confers degrees upon graduating students. The ceremony features a processional of graduates and faculty, remarks from the President, and a vibrant keynote speaker.
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Spring 2017 Convocation – May 13
Saturday, 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.
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.
Spring Grad Fair:
February 21-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., UH Bookstore Lower Level
Factory reps will be available to assist students with cap and gown orders, announcements, diploma frames, class rings, and UH Spirit Cords
You can order regalia online from Herff Jones through March 18. 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. More detailed information will be available in late April.
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.
Tickets are not required for admission to the NSM Convocation. However, seating is first come, first served.
Parking – Students and Guests
Information will be posted in April.
Students or Guests with Special Needs
Please contact Tristan Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.