Spring 2023 University Commencement Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
Venue: Fertitta Center, UH Campus
Ceremony I: 9 a.m. | Ceremony II: 2 p.m.
The University Commencement will include all Spring 2023 bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree candidates. This is a shared celebration with faculty, staff and friends who have shaped your education. Cheerfully hear your name called and walk across the stage to receive your accolades.
In order to better accommodate seating for all the graduates and their guest, the college will be split into two equally divided ceremonies, one morning ceremony and one mid-day ceremony.
Ceremony I, 9 a.m.
Ph.D and Graduate Programs
Ceremony II, 2 p.m.
- Management Information Systems
- Supply Chain Management
If you are double majoring, please note that your commencement assignment is based upon your primary major. If you have any questions please contact your advisor.
All guests will required a ticket to enter the venue. Each graduate will receive 6 tickets electronically with a link to download from the UH Ticket Center close to the ceremony date. Graduates do not require a ticket to participate. The ceremony will be live-streamed for those unable to attend. The link can be found on the University Commencement web page.
Commencement Ceremony I Check in Time: All graduates will line up in the Alumni Center and should arrive by 7:30 a.m. for check in. The processional will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and should conclude by 11 a.m. All graduates should arrive with their regalia on. Graduates arriving after 8:30 a.m. may not arrive in time to join the processional walk.
Commencement Ceremony II Check in Time: All graduates will line up in the Alumni Center and should arrive by 12:30 p.m. for check in. The processional will begin promptly at 2 p.m. and should conclude by 4 p.m. All graduates should arrive with their regalia on. Graduates arriving after 1:30 p.m. may not arrive in time to join the processional walk.
Cap and Gown
Academic regalia will be required to participate in the upcoming ceremonies. Please arrive dressed in your regalia. The UH Bookstore will hold the events below. For additional information please call the UH Bookstore at 713-748-0923 or visit them on their website: https://www.bkstr.com/houstonstore/home.
The Herff Jones website is live, and students are able to order their regalia sets now. The website is herff.ly/uh.
Last Day to Order Online
- April 4, 2023
- Orders will ship to the students
- March 7-9, 2023
- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- (Herff Jones, Balfour(Rings), Photography)
- April 21, 2023
- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- (Grad Fair Pickup and Regalia On Sale Date)
Flash Photography is the official photographer for the University of Houston commencement ceremonies. Flash will send proofs to you at the address on your walk card. If you have any questions regarding photographs please reach out to them for assistance.
Every effort is made to include the names of all official graduates in the printed commencement program. However, please be aware that the program is not an official document with regard to eligibility for graduation or any honors conferred. Inclusion of a name in the program does not guarantee graduation or honor status. Please note that students who apply for graduation after the first graduation deadline may not see their name appear in the program.
Students who requested that public information not be released must specify that their information may be included in the program when applying for graduation. Otherwise, the university will not publish their graduation information unless the Bauer College of Business, Undergraduate Business Program has a signed release form.
Registered CSD Students needing any additional services or have special requests must notify the Center for Students with DisAbilities (CSD) at least 2 weeks prior to their scheduled ceremony. Center for Students with DisAbilities CSD) can be reached at 713-743-5400 or http://www.uh.edu/csd/ for any assistance. If you are a graduate with special needs please email Kathy Dominguez at [email protected] should you need assistance with the processional or the recognition walk.
All guest are to park in the TDECU Stadium Garage located on Holman Street at no charge. The garage has accessible parking on the first level. Please display a valid handicap decal or hangtag. Please plan to arrive and park early as there is construction and traffic delays around the ceremony site.
Graduates are encouraged to park in Lot 16B/C and walk to the Alumni Center for Graduate Check-In.
All graduates and guest should review the Clear-Bag Policy before arriving at the Fertitta Center. This policy applies to you and to your guests. It is advised that graduates bring limited items as there will be no area/place to store your belongings. Your guests can bring celebratory items such as posters and flowers. Air horns and signs with poles/sticks will not be permitted. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be quite a bit of walking. Doors to the Fertitta Center will open at an hour early prior to the ceremony time through the Holman Street entrance. For mobility impaired guest, the doors will open at an hour and a half early prior to the ceremony time also through the Holman Street entrance.
UH Spirit Cords
The Cougar Spirit Cord is a symbol of your pride and a way to help make more scholarships available to next year’s students or show support for a program that made a difference in your UH experience. Possibly making a minimum $23.00 donation (perhaps a gift in honor of your class, 2023) to your college and wear the cord at the ceremony to show your Cougar Pride! Don’t wait, click here and choose to give now!
For further questions regarding the undergraduate commencement ceremony, please contact Kathy Dominguez at [email protected].