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Spring 2020 University Commencement

University Commencement Ceremony
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Spring 2020 – May 8, 2020

Date: Friday, May 8
6–8:30 p.m.
Fertitta Center, 3422 Cullen Blvd

The University Commencement Ceremony for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will include all Spring 2020 bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree candidates from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Families and friends are encouraged to attend. Ticket are not required for guests attending Commencement.

Fertitta Center, 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.

Clear Bag Policy

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)

Information for Graduation Candidates

At University Commencement for NSM, all graduation candidates will be individually recognized and will walk across the platform when their names are called.

Cap and Gown

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

Spring Grad Fair, Feb 17-19

UH Bookstore will host a Grad Fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to meet and place orders with representatives from:

  • Herff Jones – Graduation Regalia and Custom Announcements
  • Balfour – Class Rings
  • Grad Images – Graduation and Professional Portraits
  • UH Spirit Cords
Regalia can be ordered online for pick up. Closer to the Commencement date, regalia can be purchased or rented at the UH bookstore.

Arrival Time University Commencement for NSM – Graduation Candidates

Students must arrive at 4:30 p.m. at the UH Athletics and Alumni Center. Students will need to follow the guidelines provided in the clear bag policy of Fertitta Center.

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 University Commencement for NSM – Guests

Doors to Fertitta Center will open at 5 p.m., one hour prior to the start of Commencement. Guests will need to follow the guidelines provided in the clear bag policy of Fertitta Center.

Guest Tickets

Tickets are not required for admission to Commencement. 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 no later than two weeks prior to Commencement 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 4:30 p.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.