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Spring Graduation University Commencement for the College of Architecture and Design

Video of the 2018 University Commencement for the College of Architecture and Design

Graduates from the full academic year (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019 graduates) are invited to participate in the annual University Commencement for the College of Architecture and Design in May 2019.


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University Commencement for the College of Architecture and Design

Graduation Application

Participation

Regalia

Latin Honors for Undergraduate Students

Accommodations for Students/Guests

Graduation FAQs (Students & Guests)


University Commencement for the College of Architecture and Design

Date: Friday, May 10
Class Photo: 12:30 p.m. (graduating students must arrive no later than 11:30 a.m.)
Student Line Up For Processional: 1:00 p.m.
Student Processional and Ceremony: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

College of Architecture Atrium
4200 Elgin Street, Houston, TX 77204


Graduation Application

Spring 2019 Candidates

Apply via your myUH account by February 22 for a nonrefundable fee of $25 per degree.

Apply between February 23–March 22 for a nonrefundable fee of $50 per degree.

Summer 2019 Candidates

If you wish to participate in the Spring University Commencement, you must submit a General Petition to the Student Services Office by February 22, 2019, AND apply via your myUH account for a nonrefundable fee of $25 per degree by April 9, 2019 (the application will be available beginning April 5th).


Texas Tuition Rebate

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture, and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design

There is a financial incentive for graduating in 4 years! The University of Houston offers a tuition rebate of $1,000 to undergraduate students who graduate having met the requirements for eligibility. Eligible students are Texas residents who attempt no more than three semester hours in excess of the minimum number required for their first baccalaureate degree. Students must graduate within four calendar years for four-year degrees. Please visit the Texas Tuition Rebate page to see if you qualify.

Bachelor of Architecture

There is a financial incentive for graduating in 5 years! The University of Houston offers a tuition rebate of $1,000 to undergraduate students who graduate having met the requirements for eligibility. Eligible students are Texas residents who attempt no more than three semester hours in excess of the minimum number required for their first baccalaureate degree. Students must graduate within five calendar years for five-year degrees. Please visit the Texas Tuition Rebate page to see if you qualify.


Participation

Graduates from the full academic year (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019 graduates) are invited to participate in the annual University Commencement for the College of Architecture and Design in May 2019.

Spring 2019 candidates should apply for graduation by the regular deadline of February 22 (late deadline March 22) and be approved to graduate by their Colleges.

Summer 2019 candidates must submit a General Petition by February 22, 2019, and also apply for Summer graduation by an early deadline of April 9, 2019, in order to be considered for participation in the May Commencement (the Summer graduation application opens April 5th). 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 University 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 University 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 2019.

*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 University Commencement for the College of Architecture and Design.

*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 22, 2019, and then apply for graduation through your myUH account by April 9, 2019, in order to participate in the ceremony (the application will be available April 5th). 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 University Commencement program.

Will my name be listed in the University Commencement program?

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

Is it mandatory to participate in the University Commencement?

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

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

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

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

No. However, seating is limited and fills quickly. Encourage your guests to arrive early. Seating will be 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. Reserved seating is not available.

Where do guests park?

Free parking will be available in Lot 16B and Lot 18A on the day of the commencement ceremony. Reserved parking is not available.

How long is the ceremony?

The commencement ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours.

How can I watch a live stream of the ceremony?

The commencement ceremony will be streamed live online at the following link for guests that cannot attend in person: http://www.uh.edu/commencement/commencement-live/arch/ 

Safety at University Commencements (Prohibited Items)


*Participation in the University Commencement for the College of Architecture and Design 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.