Commencement FAQs

Spring 2021 Commencement

Saturday, May 15, 2021 -NRG Stadium






Actual diplomas will be mailed to the address you indicated on your graduation application in  approximately four weeks after commencement. 




Yes, regalia can be purchased at the bookstore on each of the campuses, please make sure to follow COVID protocols for coming to campus.  

Please contact your advisor for questions about specialty regalia.  Only approved specialty regalia can be worn please see the list of approved regalia at

A mask...all graduates must wear a mask during the ceremony

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing that will be appropriate for walking and standing in an air-conditioned venue. 

We highly recommend comfortable shoes.  The cement floors are very slick and there is a lot of walking throughout the ceremony.  

No!  Since there is no on-site registration you must attend the ceremony you RSVP'd and you guest ticket link will only be for that ceremony.  We have limited seating for both guests and graduates at each ceremony.  

Graduates needing special assistance (e.g., wheelchair, sign language interpreter, etc.) prior to, or during the ceremony should email: no later than 5pm on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Guests needing special assistance with seating should find an usher upon arrival who will assist them with seating.



All graduates who RSVP'd should have received an email with detailed ticketing information. All guests must have an electronic ticket to enter.  Here is more information regarding Ticketmaster mobile entry.