The Fall Commencement ceremony will be held on December 14, 2013 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas at 11:00 a.m. Seating is open and family and friends may arrive as early as 10:00 a.m. Summer/Fall graduates have the option of attending the commencement ceremony in December, or waiting until May of the following year. If your plans change and you will not be able to attend the ceremony in Katy please let us know, even if it is last minute. You may leave a message at 361-485-4474 or 877-970-4848, Ext. 4474. The Spring 2014 commencement ceremony will be held in May in Victoria, Texas.
On the day of the ceremony, please arrive no later than 10:00 a.m. You can park on the west/northwest side of the building. Please click on the Merrell Center Floor Plan for a visual. When you check in, you will be given a colored index card with your name printed on it. DO NOT LOSE THIS CARD. This is how the announcer will pronounce your name. Once you’ve checked in, you will proceed into the facility where you will receive robing and marching instructions. Only graduates will be allowed in this area of the arena.
Honor graduates will be recognized at the commencement ceremony. Graduation with honors is reserved for undergraduate students only. Final grades for the Fall 2013 term will not be available for the commencement ceremony, so honor candidates are identified by the grades earned through their next to last semester of coursework. Please direct questions regarding honors to The Office of Registrar & Student Records at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please plan to leave any personal items in your vehicle or with family members. The Merrell Center staff and the UHV commencement staff will not be held responsible for any items left behind after the ceremony has begun.
Master Degree Recipients
If you are receiving a Master's degree, you will need to order a hood. Your hood will be lined with a color that represents your academic degree. Please refer to Regalia Information to determine which color lining you will need for your hood.
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