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Spring Graduation College of Architecture and Design Commencement

Graduates from the full academic year (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 graduates) are invited to participate in the annual College of Architecture and Design Commencement in May 2018.


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College of Architecture and Design Commencement

Graduation Application

Participation

Regalia

Latin Honors for Undergraduate Students

Accommodations for Students/Guests

Graduation FAQs


College of Architecture and Design Commencement

TBA—Date
TBA—Class Photo
TBA—Student Processional and Ceremony
College of Architecture Atrium
4200 Elgin Street, Houston, TX 77204


Graduation Application

Spring 2018 Candidates

Apply via your myUH account by February 23 for a nonrefundable fee of $25 per degree.

Apply between February 24–March 23 for a nonrefundable fee of $50 per degree.

Summer 2018 Candidates

If you wish to participate in the Spring Commencement and Convocation, you must submit a General Petition to the Student Services Office by February 23, 2018 AND apply via your myUH account for a nonrefundable fee of $25 per degree by April 14, 2018 (the application will be available beginning April 6th).


Participation

Graduates from the full academic year (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 graduates) are invited to participate in the annual College of Architecture and Design Commencement in May 2018.

Fall 2017 graduates will receive information on how to obtain complimentary tickets for their guests.

Spring 2018 candidates should apply for graduation by the regular deadline of February 23 (late deadline March 23) and be approved to graduate by their Colleges.

Summer 2018 candidates must submit a General Petition by February 23, 2018 and also apply for Summer graduation by an early deadline of April 14, 2018 in order to be considered for participation in the May Commencement (the Summer graduation application opens April 6th). Applicants will be “pre-reviewed” by their College to determine whether all remaining coursework and requirements for graduation can reasonably be completed during the summer semester. Note that this is a pre-review process for the purpose of approval to participate in the Commencement only; formal graduation review will still occur in the final graduating semester. Students planning to graduate in summer and interested in participating in Spring Commencement are encouraged to contact their advisors to confirm they are on a path to summer completion. A degree is conferred once final degree requirements are satisfied, rather than by participating in a commencement ceremony.


Regalia

Order online from Herff Jones.

Order from the UH Main Campus Bookstore. Bookstore hours of operation, phone number, and location can be found at the University of Houston Bookstore website.

Gown distribution will occur at the UH Barnes & Noble during normal store hours beginning in April 2018.

*Regalia must be worn in order to walk in the ceremony.

Tassels

Undergraduates: Lavender
Graduates: Black

Latin Honors Cords

Students graduating with Latin Honors do not purchase honor cords. Honor cords will be presented to graduates during the College of Architecture and Design Commencement.

*Latin Honors presented and announced during the ceremony is an estimate and not official. Official honors will be designated at the time of graduation certification.


Latin Honors for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates who entered UH prior to Fall 2010

  • Last 66 credit hours will be calculated toward Latin Honors
    • Summa Cum Laude: 3.75-4.00 GPA
    • Magna Cum Laude: 3.50-3.74 GPA
    • Cum Laude: 3.25-3.49 GPA

Undergraduates who entered UH Fall 2010 or later

  • Last 54 credit hours will be calculated toward Latin Honors
    • Summa Cum Laude: 3.90-4.00 GPA
    • Magna Cum Laude: 3.70-3.89 GPA
    • Cum Laude: 3.50-3.69 GPA

Students or Guests Requiring Accommodations


Graduation FAQs

I'm graduating in the Summer. Can I participate in the ceremony?

Yes! You must first submit a General Petition by February 23, 2018 and then apply for graduation through your myUH account by April 14, 2018 in order to participate in the ceremony (the application will be available April 6th). If you submit your General Petition as well as apply for graduation through your myUH account by the designated date, your name will be printed in the Commencement program.

Will my name be listed in the Commencement program?

If you officially applied for graduation through your myUH account by the designated deadlines, your name will be printed in the Commencement program.

Is it mandatory to participate in Commencement?

We encourage all students to celebrate their hard-earned degrees at Commencement; however, the event is optional.

Will we be notified of the awards we receive before Commencement?

Students will not be notified prior to Commencement of the awards they receive.

Do I have to get tickets for Commencement for my family and friends?

Yes. Students will be provided with complimentary tickets for their family and friends. Encourage your guests to arrive early. Seating is limited and fills quickly. We will have seating available in the atrium, along the railings on the second and third floors, as well as in the Theater (room 150) with a live broadcast of the event.


*Participation in the College of Architecture and Design Commencement is ceremonial only. Degrees will be reviewed and conferred in the weeks following graduation. Confirmed Spring graduates will receive their diplomas approximately 6-8 weeks following the May graduation ceremony. Confirmed Summer graduates will receive their diplomas approximately 6-8 weeks following the close of the Summer term.