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Spring Ceremony

May 11, 2024

2002 E Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX 77904

Faith Family Church

What time is my ceremony?

9 a.m.

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

9 a.m.

College of Natural & Applied Science

1 p.m.

College of Business

1 p.m.

College of Education & Health Professions


In order to participate in the commencement ceremonies, students must first apply for graduation. Please visit the UHV Catalog for more information.

All students that need to make a participation change on their graduation application, must email Deadline for participation changes: March 14th, 2024.

Jax leading a group of people


Please fill out this form to reserve your guest number: 2024 Spring Commencement Guest Reservation Form. This allows us to get a head count to manage the event safely.

  • Each graduating participant is allowed up to seven (7) guests.
  • Children 2 years of age or younger will not be counted as one of the seven (7) guests; however, they must sit on the lap of a guest.
  • Additional guest requests will not be granted due to class size and venue seating constraints.
  • All guests can enter the venue one hour before the ceremony.

There will not be any physical or digital tickets given out to graduating students for this ceremony. The University of Houston-Victoria does not offer any guest tickets for sale. 

Live Stream

For guests that are unable to attend the commencement ceremonies in person, each ceremony will be live streamed on the commencement home page. The stream will start a few minutes before each ceremony.

Regalia: Cap, Gown, Rings and more!

Bachelor Regalia Package

The Bachelor's package includes the black one-size-fits-all cap, black gown with red striping and the UHV logo, and a black tassel.

Master Regalia Package

The Master's package includes your black one-size-fits-all cap, black gown with red striping and the UHV logo, degree specific tassel, and a degree specific hood. The color of the hood depends on the degree you will be receiving. Please be aware that the gown in the bachelor's package is different than the gown in the master's package. Your hood color is determined by the degree you will be receiving. 

Blue Hood

Blue Hood

Master of Education

Drab Hood

Drab Hood

Master of Business Administration

Drab Hood

Drab Hood

Master of Accountancy

White Hood

White Hood

Master of Arts

Gold Hood

Gold Hood

Master of Science

Brown Hood

Brown Hood

Master of Fine Arts

Citron Hood

Citron Hood

Specialist in School Psychology

To order your regalia package and announcements, visit the Herff Jones website. The last day to order your Cap and Gown online is Thursday, April 11, 2024!

Regalia is available for purchase in person year-round at the UHV bookstore, Jag Station, located on the Main UHV Campus inside the University Commons building.


Spirit Cords

Male Student with Cords

Spirit cords are long, thin, colored ropes with tassels on each end that are worn around the neck during commencement ceremonies. These cords recognize graduates with academic honors or who have participated in certain groups or clubs, in colors determined by each school or club.

Click on the images below to order or find out more information about a specific cord!

Jaguar Spirit Cord

The Jaguar Spirit Cords are an excellent way to celebrate your time at UHV and help support UHV's alumni outreach and engagement efforts.

Honor Cord

If you are graduating with honors, you will receive an Honor Cord.

Patriot Cord

If you are a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, we would like to honor you by providing you with a red, white, and blue Patriot Cord to wear at no cost.

First-generation Cord

First-generation college students are defined as “any student whose parents, or guardians, did not complete a four-year college or university degree”.

Jaguar Class Ring

An initiative that was three years in the making, UHV unveiled its official class ring during its 2017 Homecoming. Led by SGA, the class ring was designed by students working in conjunction with staff and administrators. For more information on the Jaguar ring and how to purchase one, please visit Student Life's Traditions page During the spring semester, a ceremony is held for students who have earned their class ring. The ring is a source of pride and accomplishment, and an identifier of UHV alumni.

UHV traditional class ring. Courtesy

Commencement Photos

2024 Commencement Photo Information

GradImages® is proud to be the official commencement photographer for University of Houston-Victoria!

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You will receive your free photo proofs via email or mail after the event or you can search for your images on Please allow at least three business days for proofs to be ready.

Questions? Please contact the GradImages Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576 or

Student Smiling at Ceremony
Student with Jax Spring 2023 Ceremony
Group of Students with Jax, Commencement Fall 2023
Graduating Student taking selfie

Future Ceremony Dates


  • Spring — 05/11/2024
  • Fall — 12/14/2024


  • Spring — 05/17/2025
  • Fall — 12/13/2025


  • Spring — 05/16/2026