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Preparing for the Big Day

Commencement is a celebration, a culmination of years of hard work toward your degree. There are several steps to complete before you can participate in the commencement ceremony.

Commencement Checklist for Master's or Doctoral Degree Candidates

Step 1: Eligibility deadlines

If you are receiving a Master's or Doctoral degree and wish to participate in the commencement ceremony, you need to have completed the appropriate paperwork on time.

Step 2: Update your personal information in PeopleSoft

Review your personal information at access.uh.edu, and update as appropriate - local and permanent address, phone number and email.

Step 3: Ph.D. Candidates - Confirm your Dissertation Chair Attendance

The individual who will be hooding you must confirm their attendance and order their regalia via Mary Gould by Friday, March 26, 2021.

Step 4: (Optional): Ordering Regalia

Students participating in commencement, should place regalia orders thru Herff Jones site by April 18th.

Orders placed after the deadline will not be guaranteed to arrive on time for the commencement ceremony. For questions regarding regalia purchase, call the UH Bookstore at (713) 741-7095.

Master's student regalia

All graduates participating in the commencement ceremony must wear academic regalia. The UH Bookstore will begin fitting students for their regalia based on the following schedule:

Monday, February 15, 2021 – Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Click here to schedule your appointment.

  • Master Degree Candidates:
    To preorder your regalia please click here.
    STUDENTS' REGALIA PRICES (PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAX)
    Please note that regalia for master candidates cannot be rented.
    Honor Cords for students graduating with a 3.70 cumulative GPA or higher: $15
  • Doctoral Candidates:
    To preorder your regalia please click here.
    STUDENTS' REGALIA PRICES (PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAX)
    Contact UH Bookstore for regalia rental price.
    Honor Cords for students graduating with a 3.70 cumulative GPA or higher: $15
  • Cougar Sprit Cords:
    Make a minimum $15 donation (perhaps a gift in honor of your class, $20.21) to any college or program of your choice and wear the cord at commencement to show your Cougar Pride!

Orders placed after the deadline will not be guaranteed to arrive on time for the commencement ceremony. For questions regarding regalia purchase, call the UH Bookstore at (713)741-7095 or order online from Herff Jones Company.

Diplomas

  • Diplomas are mailed out by the Office of the University Registrar approximately 60 days following the closing date of the semester. If you can see in PeopleSoft that your degree has been posted but your diploma is overdue, please call the Office of the University Registrar at 713-743-1010 option 7. If your graduation status still says "Pending," then your degree has not yet been posted.

Commencement Questions

For further questions regarding the commencement ceremony, please contact Hisham Talib at htalib@bauer.uh.edu.

 

 

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