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May 10: – College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Commencement
Morning Ceremony: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Hofheinz Pavilion
Departments Represented:

  • School of Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
  • Comparative Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Liberal Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History

Afternoon Ceremony: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Hofheinz Pavilion
Departments Represented:

  • Health and Human Performance
  • Modern and Classical Languages
  • Moores School of Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre and Dance

May 17 – Public opening and reception for Andy Coolquitt: Attainable Excellence at the Blaffer Art Mseum Blaffer, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

May 31 – June 29The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival

For more events, check the CLASS calendar

CLASS in the Media

CLASS Alums Making News

Wilson Chang

Wilson Chang has been awarded the Fulbright Fellowship to Teach English in Macau for the 2013-2014 academic year. He completed his bachelor of art degree in English Literature and Film Studies in December 2011. After graduation, he served as a cross-cultural guide in the Conversation Club Program, a partnership between the UH Fulbright office and the Language and Culture Center in CLASS.


Dennis Quaid, an award-winning actor and humanitarian, will be honored during the CLASS afternoon commencement ceremony. He will receive the President’s Medallion in recognition of his creative contributions and his work on behalf of children’s charities in Austin, New Orleans and Central America.  While Quaid was a student at UH in the 1970s, he studied drama under the tutelage of legendary professor Cecil Pickett in what is now called the School of Theatre & Dance.


Cecilia Pham, M.A. in Sociology 2009, delivered an April 2013 talk as part of the Department of Sociology’s “Life After the M.A.” series. Pham is the Individual Giving Manager at Project Row Houses, a Houston cultural arts nonprofit that presents contemporary art, and offers arts education, artists & curatorial talks, symposiums, art performances, film screenings, music performances, and art workshops. Along with the arts component, PRH supports the community through its social services with the Young Mother's Program, the PRH Arts & Education After School Program, and the PRH Teen Program., and develops and manages commercial property in Third Ward.


Katherine Pannill Center’s new novel, The Lost Husband, is being released by Ballantine Books this month. She taught freshman English and earned a master’s of art in fiction through the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English.