Day of the Ceremony

May 17, 2019 - 7pm – NRG Stadium


When You Arrive for Commencement

  • Graduates must arrive by 5:30 pm. Please be on time.
  • Graduates will be directed to the check-in and robing areas once inside the stadium.
    • Only graduates with caps and gowns will be allowed in the robing area.
  • Graduates will be lined up alphabetically, separated by degrees and certificates.
  • Graduates cannot carry anything in their hand onto the stadium floor except the name card provided at check-in:
    • No purses, no bubbles, no balloons, no programs, nothing!
    • Leave belongings with your guests. There will not be a place to store belongings.
    • You may bring cellphones that are kept in a pocket or other case not visible under your gown.


Special tips

  • Dress comfortably for an indoor, air-conditioned environment. Please dress accordingly.
  • Comfortable shoes are encouraged - you will have to walk long distances on cement floors which can be slick and stand for several minutes throughout the ceremony.
  • The ceremony will last approximately 2 ½ hours and graduates will stay on the stadium floor for the entire ceremony and will not be able to leave until graduates process out.