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Spring 2021 Virtual Commencement

May 16, 2021, 10 a.m. CST

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Info on Individual Graduate Recognition

Slides will be presented during the individual recognition portion of the virtual commencement ceremony. 

An example slide is below:
sample slide

Frequently Asked Questions

Will degrees be conferred?

Yes, President Blake will confer degree via virtual commencement.

Will there be individual recognition?

Yes, individual recognition slides were created for each graduate who choose to participate in virtual commencement.

Graduates recorded their name and uploaded photos and these items were used to create their slides. These slides will be presented during the individual recognition portion of the virtual commencement ceremony.

What order will individual recognition occur in?

Slides will be presented by College. UHCL has four colleges:

  • The College of Science and Engineering
  • The College of Business,
  • The College Humanities and Human Sciences, and
  • The College of Education,

Commencement Program Order

Do I have to watch it beginning at 10 a.m.?

No, you can begin watching commencement at a time convenient for you and your family.  The ceremony will be available for two weeks after the initial broadcast.

Graduates or guests who cannot begin watching at 10:00 a.m., may access the ceremony at the same link when convenient. Once the program begins, rewinding is possible. Fast forwarding is available for the entire ceremony once the broadcast is complete.  The link will remain active after the ceremony is complete and can be viewed as many times as desired.

How do I watch?

A link to the virtual commencement ceremony will be sent to each graduate at their UHCL issued email address. You may share the link with your family and friends. Anyone who can watch a video online, can view the ceremony by simply clicking on the link after 10 a.m. on May 16.

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.


Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.


  • Office of the Registrar

    Phone: 281-283-2525
    Fax: 281-283-2530

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

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