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Message From President Loren J. Blanchard: Spring 2022 Commencement Date Announced

UHD President Loren J. Blanchard

Greetings, UHD Community,

Commencement remains a time-honored tradition in academia, and the University of Houston-Downtown understands the significance of this landmark experience. It serves as an indicator of achievement and is a moment that faculty and staff—as well as family and friends—can all celebrate together as UHD students earn diplomas, turn their tassels, and evolve from pupils to alumni.

I am writing today to let you know UHD has selected a date and location for our upcoming 72nd Commencement Ceremony. We will celebrate the successes of our newest Forever Gators on Sunday, May 15 at NRG Stadium.

The graduation ceremony for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Sciences & Technology, and College of Public Service is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., followed by the Marilyn Davies College of Business and University College ceremony at 4 p.m.

May 15 will mark the closing of one chapter in our graduating students’ lives, and simultaneously introduce a wealth of opportunities for the many next chapters to come. The UHD Campus Community and I will be at NRG stadium to celebrate the achievements of our Spring 2022 graduating class. And of course to those students receiving their diplomas, I look forward to recognizing each of you in person.

More information about the ceremony is located on our Commencement website, and UHD will provide further details as the date approaches, including information about Commencement orientation, the ring ceremony, and other related events.

I extend my early congratulations to our upcoming graduates, and I look forward to this momentous occasion.

Loren J. Blanchard, Ph.D.
President, University of Houston-Downtown