UH Fall Convocation Ceremonies Set for Dec. 17, 18 at Hofheinz Pavilion

The holiday season is still a week away, but more than 3,000 Cougars have reason to celebrate early. These students are completing their studies and will mark the occasion during the University of Houston’s Fall Convocation ceremonies.

This year’s ceremonies are set for Dec. 17 and 18 in UH’s Hofheinz Pavilion. A schedule of events is as follows:

Dec. 17

  • 9 a.m. – College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • 2 p.m. – College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dec. 18

  • 9 a.m. – Cullen College of Engineering
  • 2 p.m. – College of Education, College of Technology, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • 7 p.m. – C.T. Bauer College of Business

Approximately, 3,550 students will participate in Fall Convocation. During these ceremonies, students will be acknowledged for their achievements at UH and walk the stage of Hofheinz Pavilion. While these students are completing their academic journeys this week, UH will welcome them back for Spring University Commencement on May 14, 2016 in TDECU Stadium. During the spring ceremony, UH President Renu Khator will formally confer degrees upon graduating Coogs. The spring event also will spotlight community dignitaries and feature a keynote speaker. During last year’s Spring Commencement, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey delivered the keynote address.

Convocation attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking and walk to Hofheinz Pavilion. A parking map is available here that includes spaces for those with disabilities (Lot 15C shaded in pink).

The 2015 Fall Convocation will be streamed live here. Members of the media attending this event should contact Mike Emery at pemery@uh.edu or Marisa Ramirez at mrcannon@uh.edu for parking accommodations and videography/photography access.

For more details, visit the Fall Convocation website.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 42,700 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.