Grad Chronicle - Volume 1
10/30/2023, 05:20:01 PM

Grad Chronicle Fall 2023
University of Houston

Commencement Tickets

Tickets will be required for all commencement ceremonies taking place at the University of Houston. Tickets will be distributed to the graduating students via email on Wednesday, November 8. Each graduate will receive six (6) electronic tickets. Graduates themselves will not require a ticket. Children two (2) years of age and under will not require tickets. Tickets are ceremony-specific and may only be used for the ceremony displayed on the ticket.

All commencement tickets are complimentary, and any unused tickets should be returned to the commencement ticket pool. The selling of commencement tickets is not condoned by the University and could constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Failure to comply with this directive will result in a referral to the Dean of Students Office.

Guest Ticket Lottery

Commencement ticket lottery program gives graduates an opportunity to give back unused tickets to the commencement ticket pool. Tickets that are given back from fellow graduates will be reallocated to other graduates who need additional commencement tickets for their respective commencement ceremony.

Students interested in entering a commencement lottery to receive additional tickets can submit a request to be placed on the waitlist. The commencement lottery will be open to submit your request beginning November 2 at 10:00am through November 7 at 11:59pm CST. Please note, the availability of extra tickets is not guaranteed and depends on the number of graduates and amount of returned or unclaimed tickets; please plan accordingly. Email inquiries will not be considered for additional tickets.

Students will be notified of the commencement lottery results by end of day November 10. If selected, your additional tickets will be available for pickup at the Graduation Celebration taking place on November 30 from 9:00am – 4:00pm at the University of Houston Campus Store located at 4455 University Dr #130, Houston, TX 77204 in the Student Center South.

Additional pick-up dates and times will be made available December 4-8 from 9:00am - 7:00pm at the UH Ticket Office at TDECU Stadium. Please note, all additional tickets awarded through the guest ticket lottery will be printed tickets.

Further information on ticket distribution will be made available in the coming weeks.

Enter Lottery

The Guest Ticket Lottery link goes LIVE on November 2 at 10:00am
Form will be published on the UH Commencement website at this time

  • Click the link to open the request form beginning on Thursday, November 2 at 10:00am
  • Enter your UH credentials to login (make sure your device is not automatically signed into another Microsoft account)
  • Enter your information in all required fields
  • Only UH candidates for graduation can enter the lottery, and one entry per graduate is permitted

Commencement Ticket Give Back Program

Do you not plan on attending commencement? Do you not need all six (6) commencement tickets? Help your fellow graduates and give them back to the ticketing pool! Use the same link for the ticket lottery to submit your request to give back some of your commencement tickets

Commencement Regalia

Herff Jones is the official partner for your regalia needs. Get everything you need for graduation and save money with a Grad Pack! Herff Jones makes graduation easy with their custom Grad Packs that offer the products you need to graduate with the products you want. Visit the Graduation Packages page to view your package options and see how you can save money! You can also purchase your items separately by visiting each product page.

All items for bachelor and master are keeper items! Congratulations! Order your Grad Pack today! All items will ship direct and arrive prior to your commencement date.

Please note, grad packs are only available online. The last day for online orders is November 11. Regalia can be purchased at the UH Campus Store now, while supplies last.

For questions about commencement tickets please email,

Go Coogs,

The Grad Squad

46 Days Until Commencement
Important Dates for CommencementNovember 15 - 16 University Commencement CerremoniesNov 11 - last day for online regalia orders

Tonja A. Jones
Executive Director
University of Houston
Office of Protocol and Special Events
4302 University Drive, Suite 111
Houston, TX 77204-2025
Phone: 713.743.8838

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