Graduate and Professional Programs

Information for Convocation Guests

Seating and Protocol

Seating

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Provisions for Guests with Disabilities

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If you have questions, please email Sharoma Scurry-Graves at ssscurry@bauer.uh.edu or 713-743-4699

Audience Courtesy

Bauer College of Business is very proud of the accomplishments of each and every student, so we want the ceremony to be a pleasant experience for everyone. This time-honored ritual includes traditional academic regalia and requires proper decorum. We ask the audience to respect the rights and feelings of other participants and guests by remaining in their seats until all of the graduates have been recognized and the ceremony has concluded. In consideration of the speakers, pagers and cell phones should be turned off or turned to silent mode during the ceremony. Families should not allow children to run up and down the aisles. Babysitting will not be provided.

For Your Safety

Although the University of Houston does not anticipate any security problems during convocation, we will be taking special measures to ensure the safety of everyone who attends the convocation ceremony. All bags and purses will be checked at the venue's entrance.

The following items are prohibited on campus:

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs/paraphernalia
  • Weapons of any kind including firearms and knives
  • Animals except for registered guide dogs

The following items will not be allowed at the venue:

  • Balloons
  • Air horns
  • Wrapped items

Security will be screening for these items at the venue. Smoking is not permitted inside Hofheinz Pavilion. These policies are subject to change without notice.