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Update: Spring Commencement Postponed

Spring Commencement, currently scheduled for May 17, 2020, will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions on public gatherings. There are plans for a late summer or early fall commencement as soon as public health conditions and operational guidelines allow. Delaying the commencement ceremonies will not delay the actual awarding of degrees to May graduates.

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.

Commencement for University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake will hold spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Commencement will take place at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX at the following times:

  • Spring 2020 Ceremony (Postponed) 
  • Noon, Sunday, May 17, 2020 NRG Arena

    College of Science and Engineering
    College of Human Sciences and Humanities

  • 5 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2020 NRG Arena

    College of Education
    College of Business

Apply for Graduation

If you have not applied for graduation, apply nowThis will help us ensure you get your diploma and to plan for our ceremonies. We understand this is celebratory time for graduates and will continue to keep our graduates and UHCL community updated as information develops. 

Apply for Graduation

Cap and Gown

If you have ordered your cap and gown, you can pick yours up at the UHCL Campus Store. Beginning March 23,  the store will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. You can reach the store at 281-283-2189.  

Receiving your Diplomas

Graduates who have completed all the necessary coursework, and have been approved for graduation, should expect to receive their diplomas by mail 6-8 weeks after the official closing of the semester. 

A Ceremony of Success

Commencement provides a proud time for everyone to honor you as you earn your UHCL degree. Each semester, UHCL graduates gather with family and friends to celebrate all their academic successes. 

Graduation Day is a Milestone of Personal Achievement

Commencement requires careful organization and planning. We want to ensure that everything will happen on time so you can attend any personal celebrations thrown in your honor by your friends and family.

Take all the necessary steps to participate in Commencement. Follow them closely, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions. You can also explore FAQ’s for additional information.


  • Office of the Registrar

    Phone: 281-283-2525
    Fax: 281-283-2530
    Email: registrar@uhcl.edu

    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 86
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.