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CLASS Commencement Rescheduled

Spring 2021 University Commencement Ceremonies 

The University of Houston is in the process of planning safe and socially distanced, in-person commencement ceremonies for our 2021 graduates on May 13th – 19th. Please note that the ceremonies will be live-streamed for those who are unable to join in-person.

Our plans will continue to evolve and more details about the university commencement ceremonies and activities will be published in the coming weeks. 

Please note, commencement ceremony dates, times and formats are subject to change.


TDECU Stadium - Ticketing Information

You now have the opportunity to claim your tickets for the commencement ceremonies scheduled at TDECU Stadium. It is recommended that you claim tickets as soon as possible. The deadline to acquire tickets is Monday, May 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines, tickets will be required for guests. In order to stay within safe venue capacities, graduates will be allowed up to four (4) guest tickets, no exceptions.

Claiming Tickets

  • Your PeopleSoft number will serve as your account number (enter the number 9 followed by your PeopleSoft number; no spaces between numbers).
  • To claim tickets, visit and select “My Account” to login.
    • If you have never activated your account, enter your PeopleSoft number, password and click on “Existing Customers – Activate Your Account”. If you are asked to provide a pin number, please contact the TDECU Stadium Ticket Office (contact information below).   
  • Access to the commencement event tab can be found below. 


  • Please note this is the same site used for football, but the information is the same regardless of the event. 
  • When you claim your guest tickets (Black), the system will automatically add one graduate ticket (Red) which you will need to bring with you when you check-in.

The TDECU Stadium Ticket Office is available Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. if you need assistance claiming your tickets. The ticket office telephone number is 713.GOCOOGS (713.462.6647). They can also be reached via email -


Cullen Performance Hall - Ticketing Information

The Cullen Performance Hall Ticket Office will be open May 3 – 12, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for commencement ticket pick-up. Please bring your Cougar Card or other identification to claim your tickets. For any other questions regarding ticketing, please contact your college coordinator for assistance.


Spring 2021 Commencement Schedule


Thursday, May 13, 2021

C.T. Bauer College of Business

10:00AM at TDECU Stadium

College of Pharmacy

9:00AM at Cullen Performance Hall

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

7:00PM at TDECU Stadium


Friday, May 14, 2021

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management | College of Technology

10:00AM at TDECU Stadium

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts

9:00AM & 2:00PM at Cullen Performance Hall

College of Nursing

2:00PM at UH at Sugar Land (Susan Ryon Davis Multipurpose Room)


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design | Cullen College of Engineering

10:00AM at TDECU Stadium

Hobby School of Public Affairs

9:00AM at Cullen Performance Hall

College of Optometry

2:00PM at Cullen Performance Hall


Sunday, May 16, 2021

UH Law Center

10:00AM at TDECU Stadium


Monday, May 17, 2021

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

10:00AM at TDECU Stadium


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

College of Education

10:00AM at TDECU Stadium


Wednesday, May 19, 2021 

Graduate College of Social Work

10:00AM at TDECU Stadium


Grad Photo Ops

The Office of Protocol and Special Events is finalizing the last details for the Grad Photo Ops which will run from Wednesday, May 12 – Wednesday, May 19 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

The four (4) locations for these photo opportunities are as follows;

  • Cullen Family Plaza (near the fountains)  
  • UH System Seal
  • Student Center South – Monumental Stairway
  • TDECU Stadium

These photo locations will have a festive combination of graduation-themed banners, balloons and colorful signage. Grab your camera and someone to take photos for you and come have some fun.


No appointments are necessary, but please remember to wear your masks and practice social distancing.



Please continue to check the university commencement website, for the most current information.