Spring 2024 University Commencement - University of Houston
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Spring 2024 University Commencement

University Commencement Ceremony
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Spring 2024

Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Time: 7–9 p.m.
Location: Fertitta Center, 3422 Cullen Blvd

The University Commencement Ceremony for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will include all Spring 2024 graduation candidates from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

The ceremony will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

Ticket Requirement

Tickets will be required for guests. Children two years old and younger do not need a ticket. Graduates participating in the ceremony do not need a ticket.

Tickets will be distributed to graduating students via email closer to the date of the ceremony. Each graduate will receive six (6) electronic, general admission tickets. Tickets are ceremony-specific and may only be used for the ceremony displayed on the ticket.

All commencement tickets are complimentary, and any unused tickets should be returned to the commencement ticket pool. The selling of commencement tickets is not condoned and constitutes a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Commencement Guest Ticket Lottery to Request Additional Tickets - March 21–26

Students interested in entering a commencement lottery to receive additional tickets can submit a request. The commencement lottery will be open to submit your request beginning Thur, March 21, at 10 a.m. through Tue, March 26, at 11:59 p.m. Central. Please note, the availability of extra tickets is not guaranteed and depends on the number of graduates and amount of returned or unclaimed tickets; please plan accordingly. Email inquiries will not be considered for additional tickets. NOTE: Link to the request form will be added here the week of March 18.

Students will be notified of the commencement lottery results by end of day, Tue, April 2. If selected, your additional tickets will be available for pickup at the Graduation Celebration taking place on Thur, April 11, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the UH Campus Store located in the Student Center South, 4455 University Dr. #130.

Additional pick-up dates and times will be made available April 15–May 3 at the UH Ticket Office at TDECU Stadium. Schedule is April 15–19, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. and April 22–May 3, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Please note, all additional tickets awarded through the guest ticket lottery will be printed tickets.

Fertitta Center, Clear Bag Policy

Clear Bag Policy

Fertitta Center enforces a clear bag policy to ensure safety for guests. Items such as backpacks, purses and diaper bags are not permitted, and guests are strongly encouraged to not bring any bags to the facility.

The following items will be allowed inside Fertitta Center events:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches
  • 1-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar)
  • A small clutch purse no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches, with or without a handle or strap (These small clutches remain subject to search)

Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the doors by arena personnel.

Information for Graduating Students

Cap and Gown

Graduation candidates will wear regalia (cap and gown) at the ceremony.

Regalia can be ordered online through Monday, April 15, 2024. Closer to the Commencement date, regalia can be purchased or rented at the UH Campus Store. For regalia questions, contact the UH Campus Store at 713-741-7095 or campusstore@uh.edu.

Spring Grad Fair, March 4–5, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at UH Campus Store

Students will have the opportunity to meet and place orders with representatives from Herff Jones for Graduation Regalia and Custom Announcements.

Spring Graduation Celebration, Thur, April 11, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., at UH Campus Store

Graduates who ordered regalia during the March Grad Fair will be able to pick up their regalia at this event. In-store purchases/rental of regalia can also be completed during the Grad Celebration.

Arrival Time for Graduation Candidates: May 10

  • Bachelor’s Degree Candidates: Must arrive at 5:00 p.m.
  • Master’s and Doctoral Degree Candidates: Must arrive at 5:30 p.m.

Graduating students will meet at the UH Athletics/Alumni Center on Cullen Blvd. Graduates need to follow the guidelines provided in the Fertitta Center clear bag policy. Only graduating students will be allowed in the Athletics/Alumni Center for line up.

Students with Special Needs

Please contact Tristan Sims at tsims4@uh.edu at least two weeks prior to the ceremony to plan how we can best accommodate your needs on this exciting day.

Information for Guests

Arrival Time for Guests

Doors to Fertitta Center will open at 6 p.m., one hour prior to the start of Commencement. Tickets are required for entry. Please see clear bag policy listed above. Entrance will be on the Holman Street side across from the Stadium Garage.

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 5:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled time, so you can be comfortably seated.
  • 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.

Parking – Students and Guests

Parking information will be available in April.


Check the UH Commencement webpage regularly for the most current information.

If you have questions, please contact UH Commencement at director@uh.edu or NSM Commencement planning at agilles@central.uh.edu.

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