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Spring Commencement Date Changed to May 22

In order to better accommodate graduation candidates and their guests in their celebration of the Memorial Day holiday, the University of Houston-Downtown has changed the Spring 2015 Commencement date from Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. to Friday, May 22 at 3 p.m.

The Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony will be held at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. The gates at Minute Maid Park will open at 12 p.m. for graduates and their guests. Students who have applied for graduation and plan to walk in the commencement ceremony must report to Minute Maid Park Atrium Entrance promptly at noon on May 22 to receive final instructions. Family and guests will use the Right and Center Field Entrances.

If you have any questions, special concerns or receive inquiries regarding this change in ceremony date, please contact Lourdes Ledesma, Associate Registrar by email or 713-221-8521. You can also visit our Spring Commencement website.

Dateline, UHD's student newspaper, recorded a podcast with Interim Provost Ed Hugetz regarding the commencement date change and ways in which the University is working to rectify students' concerns about the rescheduled date, Friday, March 22. It can be heard below: