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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

Congrats, Grads! You are invited to be a part of a special thank you video that will play for your friends and family at Commencement. (View the previous “Grads Giving Thanks” video) Stop by a photo booth (schedule/locations below) to take a picture, or take a picture at home and email it to The deadline for submitting a photo is Friday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

On-Campus Photo Booth Dates:
-Tuesday, April 28 Atrium II by the bookstore 9-11 a.m.
-Wednesday, April 29, Arbor Building Lobby 1-3 p.m.
-Thursday, April 30 Atrium II by the bookstore 11 a.m – 1 p.m.
-Friday, May 1 SSCB Lobby 9-11 a.m.
-Monday, May 4 SSCB Lobby 2-4 p.m.
-Tuesday, May 5 by the HAWKS Letters 2-4 p.m.
-Wednesday, May 6 Atrium II by the bookstore 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
-Thursday, May 7 by the UHCL Letters 5-7 p.m.

Be sure to follow UHCL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for full details and updates to photo booth locations or times. Email with any questions.

Commencement Information

Spring 2015 Commencement
Sunday, May 17, 2015
NRG Arena

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm

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

Information for ordering your cap and gown.

Live Streaming

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

Ceremony History

UHCL had its first graduation in 1974. We have developed a timeline for you to see how far we‘ve come.
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