Graduation Guide

Celebrating Your Achievement

University Commencement for the Technology Division

Saturday, December 16, 2023
2:00 PM

Application Information

Please review the detailed information about the requirements for graduating.

Arrival Time & Location

Student Check-in Location: Yeoman Fieldhouse (inside the Athletic/Alumni Center)
Check-in Time: TBD

University Commencement Duration

The program itself will be approximately 1½ hours long.

Academic Regalia

Regalia can be purchased through the Herff Jones Website. Students do not need to return regalia back to the bookstore; it is yours to keep. For any questions about regalia, please contact the UH Campus Store at 713-741-7095 or campusstore [at]

Prices for UH Custom Student Keeper Gown Unit

  • Bachelor Unit (Cap, gown, tassel*) $74.00 + Tax
  • Master Unit (Cap, gown, tassel*, & hood**) $105.00 + Tax
  • Honor Cords $14.50 + Tax (for Bachelor candidates only)
  • Gratitude Stole $30.00 + Tax

*Bachelor tassels are maroon and Master tassels are black.
**Master Hoods are maroon.

Bookstore Graduation Website:

Returning Regalia

Students do not need to return regalia back to the bookstore. The regalia is yours to keep.

Invitations and Announcements

Students can order their personalized invitations from The Herff Jones Company online at

If you have any questions regarding graduation regalia and/or graduation invitations, please call the UH Bookstore at 713-748-0923.


Undergraduates who are graduating with honors may purchase Honors Cords from the University Bookstore for approximately $14.50 plus tax. You do not need to take any verification of Honors awards to purchase the cords. (We are very sorry, but graduate students are not eligible for Honors.) The bookstore will have a verification list to check for honors.

Students to whom the Fall 2010 catalog applies should refer to the following Honors policy:

Undergraduate students who complete their degree requirements will graduate with the stated academic honors if they achieve the following grade point averages earned in the last fifty-four (54) hours (all of which must be A, B, C,. . . letter-grade courses) completed at the University of Houston. Grades of S, U, I and W are not assigned grade point values and are not used in the computation of the grade point average.

Honors Grade Point Averages

3.90 to 4.0 - Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors)

3.70 to 3.89 - Magna Cum Laude (with high honors)

3.50 to 3.69 - Cum Laude (with honors)

Cougar Spirit Cords and Cougar Grad Challenge

The Cougar Spirit Cord is a red and white honor cord that graduating Coogs wear at the university commencement. It demonstrates your pride and support for your university.

With a gift of $15 or more, you'll earn a Cougar Spirit Cord to wear at graduation. A symbol of your pride, gratitude, and a way to show support for a program that's made a difference in your UH experience, your Cougar Spirit Cord is also a way of leaving a legacy for students who will be returning to UH next semester. Beat the rush, make your gift here today.


Ticketing Information 

Tickets will be required for all commencement ceremonies taking place at the University of Houston. 

Fertitta Center Ticket Office

713-462-6647 or email tickets [at]


Complimentary parking for commencement ceremonies will be available at the Stadium Garage located at 3874 Holman St. Houston TX, 77204.

Accessibility Guide

The University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to guests with disabilities. The Fertitta Center is designed with ADA accessible parking, restrooms, concessions, ATMs and seating areas. For more information, fans can call the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at 713.Go.Coogs (462-6647).

All public entrances are ADA accessible.
Seating Areas
The Fertitta Center has ADA accessible seating in Sections 103, 107, 110, 111, 115, 116, 117 and in the Sideline Club.
Handicap Parking - Stadium Garage (Visitor Entrance)
Handicap parking for the Commencement is available on the first level (visitor entrance) of the Stadium parking garage.  Entry into the garage requires a valid ADA compliant handicap license plate or hangtag. The charge to park on this level is $20 unless you have a Men’s Basketball parking pass from Cougar Pride in any donor lot, in which case entry is free with both the parking pass and valid ADA hangtag. Enter off Holman Street. You can access Holman Street from Scott Street or Cullen Boulevard.

The Fertitta Center is located on the campus of the University of Houston at 3422 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77204.  It is located on the corner Cullen Boulevard and Holman Street, next to the Guy V. Lewis Development Facility. 

An ATM is located inside the Fertitta Center on the concourse level behind section 104. 

Baby changing stations are located in every restroom in the arena.  Restrooms are located behind sections 101, 105, 107, 109, 111, 117, and 119.

In an effort to provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into the arena, the University of Houston Athletics Department will follow its Clear Bag policy for the upcoming basketball season, and all events inside of the Fertitta Center.

The UH Clear Bag Policy strictly limits the size and types of bags that are permitted into the Fertitta Center.  Items such as backpacks, purses and diaper bags are not permitted.  Fans are strongly encouraged not to bring any bags. However the following will be permitted.

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Name Cards

While you are in your department line, you will receive a graduation name card (mentioned above) on which you clearly print the phonetic spelling of your name. Hold your card until your turn on stage. Your name will be read from this card as you cross the stage.

Master graduates will wear their hoods for the processional.


Flash Photography will be the official photographer for our ceremony will be taking individual photos during the ceremony. Flash Photography will send the proofs to you so that you can decide if you want to order prints. The photographer will already have your mailing address. If you do not receive the proofs within 30 days of your commencement, please contact Flash Photography at 800-410-8070.

Special Needs

Registered CSD Students needing any additional services or have special requests must notify asc [at] at least 2 WEEKS prior to their scheduled university commencement.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact CCE Technology Division Advising at asc [at]