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) 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.