Graduating Gators Celebrate Ring Ceremony
By Cynthia Gonzales
The University of Houston-Downtown celebrated its graduating Gators with a Ring Ceremony on Nov. 17 in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium.
Approximately 400 people were in attendance at the Ring Ceremony with 100 students receiving rings.
The goal of this event is for it to become a capstone tradition for all graduating Gators as they transition into the next phase of their academic endeavors and careers. The bronze Gator, Allen, located on the South Deck served as a photo and selfie hotspot for the ceremony celebration.
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.