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Virtual Graduation Celebration Set for June 11

The accomplishments of more than 1,300 Gator graduates will be celebrated during the University of Houston-Downtown's Virtual Graduation Celebration. The event, the first of its kind at UHD, will be streamed live on the University's Facebook page at 7 p.m., June 11.

Isiah Carey, host of FOX26 and FOXSoul's "The Isiah Factor Uncencored" will serve as Master of Ceremonies during this event. Graduates and their families can participate in the festivities from the safety of their own homes and experience graduation greetings from a variety of local celebrities. Additionally, graduates will have the opportunity to win prizes and enjoy live music during the telecast, including a performance from UHD's very own Mariachi Los Caimanes. UHD leaders and faculty members also will be on hand to wish Spring 2020 graduates well on their future endeavors. 

More details on this event will be available soon.


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.