University of Houston-Victoria

COVID-19

Commencement Update from UHV President Bob Glenn

Dear UHV Faculty, Staff and Students,

I have received some questions about UHV’s virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, for all 2020 and spring 2021 graduates and whether our plans have changed.

UHV remains in Phase 2 of its Phased Reopening Plan and continues to follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. We also are monitoring the status of vaccines in the communities that we serve. Although there are positive signs as far as fewer COVID-19 cases and higher vaccine rates, we need to remain vigilant. Be assured that we are making all decisions with everyone’s health and safety in mind.

We are continuing to plan the May 15 virtual commencement ceremony and soon will be sending out a text to graduates that will tell them how to upload a photo of themselves and other information for the ceremony. UHV also will hold in-person commencement ceremonies in the late summer or early fall, depending on conditions. Any 2020 or spring 2021 graduate who participates in the May 15 virtual commencement ceremony also may choose to participate in the in-person commencement ceremonies.

We look forward to having these in-person commencement ceremonies and will notify everyone about the date(s). We also will continue to update the graduation website. I know there is disappointment about the postponement of in-person commencement ceremonies, but we are committed to celebrating our graduates at an in-person ceremony just as soon as it is safe to do so.

Students graduating this spring with questions about the virtual ceremony should contact Michael Wilkinson, senior director of student services and judicial affairs. Students with questions about degree conferral, diplomas or honors may contact Student Records.

Sincerely,
Bob Glenn