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Spring Graduation Events

University-wide Commencement – May 12

In May, graduation events at the University of Houston consist of two coordinated ceremonies: University-wide Commencement, held May 12 at TDECU Stadium, and the College Convocations, held at other locations.

University-wide Commencement is Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. It is the formal university-wide celebration at which President Renu Khator officially confers degrees upon graduating students. The ceremony features a processional of graduates and faculty, remarks from the President, and a vibrant keynote speaker.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Spring 2017 Convocation – May 13

Saturday, May 13
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Location: NRG Arena, 1 NRG Park

The NSM Convocation will include all Spring 2017 bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree candidates from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Families and friends are encouraged to attend.

Information for Graduation Candidates

At NSM Convocation, all graduation candidates will be individually recognized and will walk across the platform when their names are called. Tickets are not required for guests attending the NSM Convocation.

Cap and Gown

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

You can order regalia online from Herff Jones through March 18.  Beginning April 17, regalia can be purchased at the UH bookstore.

Arrival Time NSM Convocation – Graduation Candidates

Students must arrive at 7:30 a.m. at NRG Arena. 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 NSM Convocation – Guests

Doors to NRG Arena will open at 8 a.m., one hour prior to the start of Convocation.

Guest Tickets

Tickets are not required for admission to the NSM Convocation. However, seating is first come, first served.

Parking – Students and Guests

Parking at NRG Arena will be in the Maroon Lot off of Fannin and Holly Hall. Please enter through the Holly Hall entrance to avoid the MetroRail stop located at Naomi Street and Fannin.

Disabled parking is available in the Blue Lot marked on the map; all guests will use the Holly Hall entrance. (See Map – Holly Hall Entrance is #3)

Students or Guests with Special Needs

Please contact Tristan Sims at tsims4@uh.edu two weeks prior to NSM Convocation 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 7:30 a.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.