Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? 

We're here to help. Here are the most frequently asked questions about commencement.

  When will I receive my diploma?
 

Diplomas are usually mailed to students 10-12 weeks after the official closing of the semester.

  What time should I arrive to the ceremony?
 

Students are asked to arrive two hours before the ceremony begins. The listed start time of the ceremony is when speeches begin after the processional; students who arrive late may not be allowed to participate.

  Do my guests need tickets to enter the ceremony?
  Guests do not need tickets to enter the ceremony.
  How many guests am I allowed to invite?
   You may invite as many guests as you like. Seating is first-come, first-serve.
  Is there a fee for parking?
  Yes, please visit commencement parking for more details.
  What if the name on my name card is not what I want on my diploma?
  Check your E-Services account and confirm that the name in e-services is what you want on your diploma. If not, you can fill out a diploma name change or personal information change form. Please be sure to include the appropriate documentation with the forms.
  Where do I order my cap and gown? Can I borrow a cap and gown from a student who graduated previously?
  For more information on caps and gowns, visit the attire page. Yes, you may borrow a cap and gown from a student who graduated previously as long as it is black and the correct type of gown for your degree level. Bachelor’s candidates may only wear a bachelor’s gown and master’s candidates may only wear a master’s gown. You will not be allowed to walk if you do not have the correct gown.
  What if my friends and family cannot go to the ceremony?
  The ceremony will be shown on the live stream page so that your friends and family will not miss your special day.
  Who do I contact if I have more questions?
 

Please contact:

Office of the Registrar

Phone: 281-283-2525
Fax: 281-283-2530
Email: registrar@uhcl.edu

NII1200
2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 86
Houston, TX 77058-1002

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - noon

Contact
  • Office of the Registrar

    Phone: 281-283-2525
    Fax: 281-283-2530
    Email: registrar@uhcl.edu

    NII1200
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 86
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m. - noon