Commencement FAQs

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Minute Maid Park

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 Graduates need arrive by 5:45pm and report to the Union Station Lobby.

You can invite as many guests as you would like.  We do not require tickets but the seating is first come first serve.

Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 graduates will receive an email to both their personal and San Jac student emails with a link and instructions how to RSVP.  The email will go out in mid-November.  The reservation system will stay open until 48 hours prior to the event.  We strongly encourage all graduates to RSVP for this important event. 


If you do not receive the email by the end of November please email us at so that we can check your information in our system.

Yes, parking is $15 per car for both graduates and their guests in the Astros Lots A, B, or C.  Other public parking lots are also available in the area. 

If you applied for graduation and did not RSVP you will go to the on-site registration table. They will create you a card. The bookstore will be available to sell cap and gowns with a limited supply of regalia.

Graduation caps and gowns can be purchased at your campus bookstore for a cost of $38. The bookstore will also be at the commencement ceremony with a limited supply of regalia.

Minute Maid Park will open the doors for guests to be seated beginning at 5:30 pm.  There will not be any food or drink stands open at all on the day of the event.  The stadium does approve food and drink to be brought in but guests must adhere to stadium rules.

For a list of stadium rules please visit:

The ceremony is approximately 2 ½ hours, it may be too long for some small children to sit quietly through, but the decision is yours.

The ceremony will be streamed live on our webpage so that your friends and family will not miss your special day. Please check back on the day of the ceremony for a live link, after the ceremony the link will continue to be viewable for up to two weeks after the ceremony.

Balloons not permitted into the venue..  Everyone will have to go through security screening.  

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