Graduate and Professional Programs

Bauer Graduate & Professional Programs
Convocation & Commencement

Graduate Convocation Ceremony

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Hofheinz Pavilion
Deadline to file: February 26, 2016

Convocation is the graduation ceremony where students will be individually recognized for their academic achievement. The UH Bauer College of Business has two convocation ceremonies for graduating bachelor's, master's and doctoral students:

  • one at the end of the fall semester
  • one at the end of the spring semester

Students graduating in the summer may participate in the spring ceremony prior to their actual graduation, or the fall ceremony following their summer completion. The convocation ceremony will last approximately two and a half hours.

Whether or not a student participates in the convocation ceremony, actual graduation is contingent upon successful completion of all graduate coursework and other degree requirements by the end of the semester for which the student has filed.

Students and their families are encouraged to attend both ceremonies for the full and complete commencement experience.

University Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 14, 2016
6 p.m., Student Processional
7 p.m., Ceremony
TDECU Stadium
Keynote Speaker: TBA

University Commencement is the formal university-wide celebration at which President Renu Khator officially confers degrees upon graduating students. The ceremony features a processional of graduates and faculty, remarks from the President, and a vibrant keynote speaker.

If you would like to learn more about this year's Commencement guest speaker please visit the University of Houston Commencement website.

Convocation & Commencement Questions

For further questions regarding the the convocation & commencement ceremonies, please contact Britney Hudson via email at