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Spring Commencement Events This Week!

UHD’s 74th Commencement Is May 20 @ NRG Stadium

Spring is in the air and that can mean only one thing for our graduating seniors: UHD’s 74th Commencement Ceremony is right around the corner!

Plans are underway to honor our graduating undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 20, at NRG Stadium in two ceremonies:

  • 11 a.m.
    Marilyn Davies College of Business
    College of Sciences & Technology 
  •  4 p.m. 
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences 
    College of Public Service.

We know it has been a long journey for our soon-to-be graduates—not to mention finals are on the horizon—but do make time for the following events to celebrate yourselves! Let the countdown begin …

Wednesday, April 12
Veterans Stole Ceremony
1 p.m.
Our military community’s Spring 2023 graduates will be recognized by the Office of Veterans Services with special veterans stoles.

Grad Fair
3 p.m.
Students graduating in the Spring 2023 Ceremony are invited to this very special event in the Academic Building, A300, to decorate caps and gowns, participate in mock interviews, and get assistance with their résumés.

Saturday, April 15
10 a.m.
Ring Ceremony
Put a ring on it! Learn more about the Spring 2023 Ring Ceremony.

Thursday, April 27
7 p.m.
Commencement Orientation
This virtual orientation will provide all  the ceremony details and graduation expectations that you will need to know!

Thursday, May 18
6:30 p.m.
Graduate Hooding Ceremony
Graduates earning their master’s degrees will be recognized during this special ceremony in the Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center.

Visit the UHD Commencement website for details and email uhdgraduation@uhd.edu with questions.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.