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Commencement: A Ceremony of Success

Each semester our graduates gather with their family and friends to celebrate their success in earning their UHCL degree. Commencement is a proud time for everyone to honor your achievement. Get the process started by submitting an Application for Graduation.

The Commencement ceremony at NRG Arena is a major event that requires careful organization so that everything will happen on time and graduates will get to their private celebrations after the event as expected.

We've assembled here the various steps that you need to take if you are planning to attend Commencement. Follow them closely. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about anything.


UHCL Grads Giving Thanks Commencement Video

Grads Giving ThanksCongratulations, UHCL graduates! You’ve reached an important milestone, but we know you didn’t do it alone. You’re invited to share thanks and thoughts in a special "Grads Giving Thanks" video that will play for family and friends before Commencement

Stop by one of the photo booths listed below to have your picture taken, or send your own by 5 p.m., May 9, to make sure your photo is included. If you have any questions, email Follow UHCL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for full details and updates.

Photo Booth Dates/Locations*:

  • Monday, April 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in SSCB lobby
  • Wednesday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Delta lobby
  • Thursday, April 28, 1:30-4 p.m. in front of the UHCL letters
  • Friday, April 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in SSCB lobby
  • Monday, May 2, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Bayou Building, Atrium I
  • Tuesday, May 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Arbor lobby
  • Wednesday, May 4, 5-7 p.m. in SSCB lobby
  • Thursday, May 5, 12:30-3 p.m. in front of the HAWKS letters
  • Friday, May 6, 1:30-4 p.m. in Bayou Building, Atrium I

UHCL Spring 2016 Commencement
Sunday, May 15, 2016 
NRG Arena

12 p.m. Ceremony

School of Business (BUS)
School of Human Sciences and Humanities (HSH)

5 p.m. Ceremony

School of Education (SOE)
School of Science and Computer Engineering (SCE)

Candidates may only participate in the ceremony for the school in which they are graduating.

Cap and Gown

Cap and Gown

Information for ordering your cap and gown.
Live Streaming

Live Streaming

We will be streaming the ceremony live online, from NRG arena. For all your loved ones to view.
Past Grads

Ceremony History

UHCL had its first graduation in 1974. We have developed a timeline for you to see how far we‘ve come.
Last updated: 04/08/2016
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