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:
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.
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.
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.