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UHD Prepares for 67th Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 14


By Mark Kramer

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will confer degrees to 2,292 graduates during morning and afternoon ceremonies at the 67th Commencement at Minute Maid Park (501 Crawford St.) on Dec. 14. Event details are as follows:

Morning Ceremony

University College, College of Public Service and College of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Student Check-In begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Commencement Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

Afternoon Ceremony

Marilyn Davies College of Business and College of Sciences & Technology

  • Student Check-In begins at 2:30 p.m.
  • Commencement Ceremony begins at 4 p.m.

Scott McClelland, president of H-E-B Food/Drug Stores, will serve as the guest speaker for both ceremonies at Minute Maid Park. McClelland is widely known for his role in the large Texas-based grocery store chain’s television commercials featuring Houston Texans stars Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins, the Houston Astros’ José Altuve and other local notables.

In addition, James Adams, who will earn a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, will serve as the student speaker for the morning ceremony, while student Ryan Hashem, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts in General Business, will address fellow graduates at the late afternoon commencement.

More details on commencement speakers are available here.

Additional information regarding the ceremony can be found at the at UHD’s Commencement site. Both events will streamed live here.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.