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Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Spring 2021 Commencement
Friday, May 14
Cullen Performance Hall on the University of Houston campus
9 a.m. - School of Art and Arts Leadership
2 p.m. - Moores School of Music and School of Theatre & Dance

Based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines, tickets will be required for all graduating students and guests who wish to enter Cullen Performance Hall. In order to stay within safe venue capacities, graduates will be allowed up to four (4) guest tickets, no exceptions. Both ceremonies will be live-streamed.

To reserve tickets, graduating students are required to complete this request form.

Ticket reservation deadline: Monday, April 26 at 12 noon. Tickets are non-transferable.

All attendees to commencement ceremonies in Cullen Perfomance Hall will be required to wear face masks for the duration of the events. No exceptions will be granted.

Please visit University Commencement for updates and information regarding Spring 2021 commencement.

Commencement Live Stream

Watch the McGovern College of the Arts Spring 21 commencement ceremonies live!
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Parking

Parking for Cullen Performance Hall is available in the Welcome Center garage located next to the Hilton Hotel and College, and at other locations on campus.

Academic Regalia

Academic regalia (the traditional black mortarboard cap and black gown) are required for all graduates. The University of Houston has selected Official UH Regalia for undergraduates and master’s degrees candidates. We strongly encourage you to purchase your regalia at the UH Bookstore. Important: Regalia and regalia item must be purchased prior to Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Commencement. Cap and gown orders may be placed through Herff Jones Company. The deadline to order regalia is April 18. A cap and gown is a requirement to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Students not attired in appropriate regalia will not be allowed to participate in Commencement.


Bachelor graduates and candidates:

  • Must wear the appropriate black Commencement gown and black mortarboard cap with Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts tassel.
  • Must wear tassel on the right side of the mortarboard.
Master graduates and candidates:
  • Must wear the appropriate black Commencement gown and black mortarboard cap with Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts tassel.
  • Must also rent and wear the appropriate hood.
  • Must wear tassel on the left side of the mortarboard.
Doctoral graduates and candidates:
  • Must bring the appropriate black Commencement gown and black tam with tassel.
  • Must bring the appropriate hood with you.
  • Please contact Stacia Morgan Dunn at slmorgan@uh.edu regarding the hooding ceremony process.
Regalia Colors for All Departments
  Tassels Hoods
Baccalaureate Brown None
Master (Art, Arts Leadership, Theatre & Dance) Black Brown
Master (Music) Black Pink
Doctoral Red Pink

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