Commencement Weekend Set for Dec. 15, 16
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will confer degrees to more than 1,800 graduates during Fall Commencement Weekend,
Dec. 15 and 16. Commencement ceremonies are as follows:
- 65th Commencement Ceremony
11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15
Minute Maid Park (501 Crawford St.)
- Marilyn Davies College of Business Graduate Programs
2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16
George R. Brown Convention Center - Assembly Theater (1001 Avenida De Las Americas)
The 65th Commencement Ceremony is among the most unique graduation events in the city. Families will fill the stands to cheer for more than 1,500 graduates who will earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UHD’s five colleges: College of Public Service, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Sciences & Technology, University College and Marilyn Davies College of Business. It will be streamed live here.
Andres Alcantar, executive vice president and chief operations officer for the Texas Association of Business will serve as the guest speaker . Alcantar previously served as chairman and commissioner for the Texas Workforce Commission. This year's student speaker is Beatrize Tapia, who will earn her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.
The Marilyn Davies College of Business Graduate Programs Ceremony will celebrate the academic accomplishments of more than 300 graduates earning either a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Security Management degree. Gilbert Garcia, managing partner of Garcia Hamilton & Associates, will address graduates at this event, and MBA candidate Carlos Luna will serve as the student speaker.
A complete schedule of the weekend’s events and other details are available at UHD’s Commencement site.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.