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Commencement FAQs

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Minute Maid Park - 2 pm

Students need arrive by 12:45pm and report to the Union Station Lobby.

Guests do not need tickets to enter the ceremony.

You may invite as many guests as you like. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

Yes, parking is $10 a car for both graduates and their guests.

If you applied for graduation and did not RSVP you will go to the on-site registration table. They will create a card for you. The bookstore will be available with a limited supply of cap and gowns for sale.

Graduation caps and gowns can be purchased at your campus bookstore for a cost of $34.98. The bookstore will also be at the commencement ceremony with a limited supply of regalia.

The ceremony will be streamed live on our webpage so that your friends and family will not miss your special day. Please check back on the day of the ceremony for a live link, after the ceremony the link will continue to be viewable for up to two weeks after the ceremony.

The ceremony is approximately 2 ½ hours, it may be too long for some small children to sit quietly through, but the decision is yours.

Balloons not permitted into the ball park, balloons will not be allowed into the stadium.  Everyone will have to go through security screening.  Some outside food and drinks are not permitted, please consult Minute Maid Park’s website for a list of what can be brought into the ball park.  Please note: that Guest Services will NOT be open, strollers should not be brought into the stadium. Concession stands will not be open during the ceremony.