Commencement FAQs

May 17, 2019 - 7pm – NRG Stadium

Students need arrive by 5:30pm and will be directed to the sign-in area after they enter the Amegy Gates.

Guests do not need tickets to enter the ceremony.

You may invite as many guests as you like. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

Yes, parking is $12 a car for both graduates and their guests

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

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.

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.

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.

Balloons not permitted into the ball park, balloons will not be allowed into the stadium.  Everyone will have to go through security screening.  

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