PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College will hold in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at NRG Stadium.
The College will hold two ceremonies honoring the classes of 2020 and 2021. The first will take place at 10 a.m., featuring all graduates with Associate of Arts and Associate of Arts in teaching degrees. The second ceremony will be at 3 p.m., and will honor graduates with Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees and all certificates of technology.
"We are so excited to be able to return to in-person ceremonies for our graduates," said San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. "We understand the importance of this day for those students who have worked so hard to earn their certificate or degree, and we look forward to celebrating them again in person."
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 spring and fall commencement ceremonies were moved to virtual events. Those graduates have been invited to walk in the 2021 spring ceremony.
All COVID-19 protocols that are in place at NRG Stadium will be strictly followed at both commencement ceremonies. These include wearing a face covering at all times while on property, individuals in the same groups sitting together, encouraging social distancing, and more.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College's impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's.