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Soaring Hawks

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Join your fellow Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates for a UHCL Soaring Hawks Car Parade and Hawk Moment photo opportunity on Sunday, May 16. UHCL alumni, faculty and staff will celebrate your huge accomplishment and warmly welcome you into the Alumni Association. More details, including safety guidelines, below. #UHCLGRAD #UHCLAlumni

Car Parade

Arrival: 3:30 p.m.  
Parade Start: 4 p.m. 
UHCL Parking Lot D

Decorate your car, wear your cap and gown, honk, cheer and wave to the crowd. Get creative and show your Hawk spirit! The UHCL Alumni Association will distribute a small gift and diploma tube to each participating graduate.

Family, friends, faculty, and staff are encouraged to also register and attend to greet and cheer on graduates.  

Car Parade Registration

Hawk Moment

9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. by Appointment
UHCL Parking Lot G (by Arbor and Delta Buildings)

Cross the stage and capture that special moment you've been looking forward to! Schedule your appointment time and have a professional photo taken to commemorate your achievement. A free 5x7" photo will be mailed to you as a gift.

Hawk Moment Registration

Guidelines and More Information

  Graduate Guidelines

Car Parade

  • Please arrive beginning as early as 3:30 p.m.
  • Following directional signs for Graduates, park in Lot D (behind Hunter Residence Hall). Please honor all social distancing protocols.
  • The parade will begin at 4 p.m.
  • Entrance 1 & 2 will close at 3:55 p.m. in preparation for the parade. If you arrive after that time, enter campus through Entrance 3 and join the parade queue in Lot D.
  • Follow the car parade along the parade route, staying in your vehicle at all times. 
  • Members of your household may be in your car with you. Limit of 1 vehicle per graduate in the parade.
  • Please drive through the parade route only once.
  • Wear your cap and gown, decorate your vehicle, use noisemakers, honk, cheer, etc. to show your Hawk spirit and celebrate this accomplishment.
  • Invite family and friends to cheer for you along the parade route. See Guest Guidelines for more instructions.
  • Enjoy and have fun. You deserve this!

Hawk Moment

  • Please arrive in Lot G (near Entrance 1, by Delta and Arbor Buildings) at least five minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • Follow directional signs for Hawk Moment as appropriate.
  • Park and approach the start as directed. Please honor all social distancing protocols.
  • Please have your mobile phone or similar device with you to help the hands-free check-in process.
  • Check in, step up, smile, and enjoy your Hawk Moment.
  • Wear your graduation cap and gown, if you wish. This is your time to shine, so come dressed as you would like to remember this milestone.
  • Note: If the weather is rainy, the Hawk Moment will move indoors. More details will be announced if needed.
  Guest Guidelines
  • Please arrive beginning as early as 3:30 p.m.
  • Park in Lot B (faculty parking lot by STEM Building) or Lot D (student parking behind Bayou and SSCB Buildings).
  • Go directly to an open area along the parade route (University Dr. or Loop Rd.) to cheer for the graduates, honoring all social distancing protocols (facemasks/Personal Protective Equipment required). If you prefer to cheer from your vehicle (honk/flash lights), please feel free to do so.
  • Maintain at least six feet between individuals/households at all times.
  • The parade will begin at 4 p.m.
  • Entrance 1 & 2 will close at 3:55 p.m. in preparation for the parade. If you arrive after that time, use Entrance 3 and park in Lot D.
  • Please do not approach the graduates’ vehicles as they pass along the route. Do not touch or hand any items to the graduates or occupants of their vehicles.
  • Please bring signs, balloons, noisemakers, etc. to show your Hawk spirit and to cheer for these well deserving graduates.
  • Have fun, and thank you for joining this special edition of Soaring Hawks!

Shop UHCL Swag

Gear up to show your school spirit by visiting the UHCL Campus Store before the Soaring Hawks Car Parade begins. The Campus Store will be open Sunday, May 16, 2-5 p.m. Come inside and shop our great selection of UHCL gifts and apparel!

  • Alumni Association

    Phone: 281-283-2021
    Fax: 281-283-2017

    Bayou Building B2508
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 318
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

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