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Graduation

Graduation

Important Dates

December 10, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Fall Commencement will take place at the Merrell Center at 6301 S. Stadium Ln. Katy, TX 77494

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where is the Fall Commencement Ceremony held?
  2. What time should graduates arrive at the Merrell Center for Commencement?
  3. What should I wear for the ceremony?
  4. Where and when can I purchase commencement regalia and order announcements and rings?
  5. What can I bring into the ceremony with me?
  6. How do I qualify for academic honors for the commencement ceremony?
  7. I believe I’m graduating with academic honors. What do I do?
  8. Is there a special place/seating for wheelchairs?
  9. If I’m graduating with a master’s degree, do I wear my hood into the ceremony?
  10. Will guests need tickets for the Commencement ceremony at the Merrell Center?
  11. On which side of my mortar board do I wear my tassel?

  1. Where is the Fall Commencement Ceremony held?
    The Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Merrell Center at 6301 S. Stadium Ln. Katy, TX 77494.

  2. What time should graduates arrive at the Merrell Center for Commencement?
    All graduates should arrive at the Merrell Center at least one (1) hour before the ceremony.

  3. What should I wear for the ceremony?
    Please use good judgment when choosing your attire for the ceremony. You will be standing for a considerable amount of time, so choose your footwear carefully. Recommended attire for men is a button down shirt with tie and dress slacks. For women, a dress or slacks/skirt and blouse would be appropriate.

  4. Where and when can I purchase commencement regalia and order announcements and rings?
    For information on purchasing your commencement regalia, rings, and announcements, please visit the Regalia and Invitations page.

  5. What can I bring into the ceremony with me?
    You will not be permitted to carry anything into the ceremony with you. Please be advised to leave purses, cameras, phones, etc. either in your vehicle or with family members. The staff at Merrell Center and UHV will not be held responsible for any items left behind during or after the ceremony.

  6. How do I qualify for academic honors for the commencement ceremony?
    Information regarding the requirements for academic honors can be found in the UHV catalog.

  7. I believe I'm graduating with academic honors. What do I do?
    All students who qualify for honors will be contacted in April through their UHV student email address in regards to their academic honors status. Only undergraduate students receiving bachelor degrees are eligible for academic honors. Students will have the opportunity to pick up their honor cords at the Victoria campus or they will be distributed on the day of the ceremony at check in time. If you still have questions after you receive your email, you may contact Student Records at graduation@uhv.edu. If you are a member of an honor society within your academic school or program, please contact your advisor/sponsor for more information.

  8. Is there a special place/seating for wheelchairs?
    Please contact the Office of Disability Services about arrangements.

  9. If I’m graduating with a master’s degree, do I wear my hood into the ceremony?
    Please read the information within the Master's Hood Information link (also in the left navigation). If you have additional questions, please see your marshal when you arrive for the ceremony.

  10. Will guests need tickets for the Commencement ceremony at the Merrell Center?
    There will not be tickets distributed to this ceremony. The Merrell Center has enough space to accommodate graduates friends and family members.

  11. On which side of my mortar board do I wear my tassel?
    If you are receiving a bachelor's degree, you will wear your tassel on the right side and will move it to the left when you are instructed to do so at the conclusion of the ceremony. If you are receiving a master's degree, you will wear your tassel on the left side, where it will remain.