Commencement Schedule

May 2021

Ceremony Information

The Denton ceremonies celebrating our 2021 May graduates will take place at Texas Motor Speedway (Denton/Dallas) on May 7th and 8th.  The Houston ceremony will be Saturday, May 1st in Sugar Land, Texas at the HCSS corporate campus. 

At these events, you will exit your vehicle in your regalia, receive your diploma cover, and have a formal photograph taken. This option allows us to maintain health and safety practices in order for your family to be present as we recognize your accomplishment.   

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Commencement Schedule Update

IMPORTANT:  Students will be assigned specific arrival times within each ceremony based on majors. Please check back for this important information.

Houston

HCSS, Sugar Land, TX

  • Houston Ceremony 1—Saturday, May 1, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
    • Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Sciences, and Professional Education
    • Arrival times
      • 2:15 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences
      • 2:15 p.m. Professional Education
      • 2:15 p.m. Business - Undergraduates 
      • 2:15 p.m. Business - Graduates (Last name A-M)
      • 3:00 p.m. Business - Graduates (Last name N-Z)
      • 3:30 p.m. Health Sciences - Nutrition and Food Sciences
      • 3:30 p.m. Health Sciences - Occupational Therapy
      • 3:45 p.m. Health Sciences - Physical Therapy 
      • 4:15 p.m. All Others
  • Houston Ceremony 2—Saturday, May 1, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
    • College of Nursing
    • Arrival times
      • 4:45 p.m. Undergraduates (Last name A-L)
      • 5:15 p.m. Undergraduates (Last name M-Z)
      • 5:45 p.m. Graduates

Denton

  • Denton Ceremony 1—Friday, May 7, 2021, 9 a.m.
    • College of Nursing
    • Arrival times
      • 8:45 a.m. Undergraduates (Last name A-H)
      • 9:00 a.m. Undergraduates (Last name I-P)
      • 9:30 a.m. Undergraduates (Last name Q-Z)
      • 9:45 a.m. Graduates
  • Denton Ceremony 2—Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:15 a.m.
    • College of Professional Education (Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling)
    • Arrival times
      • 11:00 a.m. Undergraduates (Last name A-M)
      • 11:15 a.m. Undergraduates (Last name N-Z)
      • 11:30 a.m. Master's
      • 12:00 p.m. Doctoral
  • Denton Ceremony 3—Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Arrival times
      • 1:15 p.m. General Studies BGS (Last name A-M)
      • 1:30 p.m. General Studies BGS (Last name N-Z)
      • 2:00 p.m. Professional Studies (BAAS)
      • 2:00 p.m. Biology
      • 2:30 p.m. Chemistry & Biochemistry
      • 2:45 p.m. Dance
      • 3:00 p.m. English, Speech, & Foreign Languages
      • 3:15 p.m. Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies
      • 3:15 p.m. Fashion & Textiles
      • 3:15 p.m. History & Political Science
      • 3:30 p.m. Mathematics & Computer Science
      • 4:00 p.m. Music & Theatre
      • 4:15 p.m. Psychology & Philosophy Undergraduates (Last name A-M)
      • 4:45 p.m. Psychology & Philosophy Undergraduates (Last name N-Z)
      • 5:00 p.m. Psychology & Philosophy Graduates
      • 5:15 p.m. Social Work Undergraduates
      • 5:30 p.m. Social Work Graduates
      • 5:45 p.m. Sociology Undergraduates
      • 6:00 p.m. Sociology Graduates
      • 6:00 p.m. Visual Arts
  • Denton Ceremony 4—Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9 a.m.
    • College of Health Sciences (Excluding Department of Communication Sciences and Oral Health)
    • Arrival times
      • 8:45 a.m.  Health Promotion & Kinesiology Undergraduates (Last name A-M)
      • 9:15 a.m.  Health Promotion & Kinesiology Undergraduates (Last name N-Z) 
      • 9:45 a.m.  Health Promotion & Kinesiology Graduates
      • 10:00 a.m. Nutrition & Food Sciences Undergraduates  
      • 10:30 a.m. Nutrition & Food Sciences Graduates
      • 10:45 a.m. Occupational Therapy
      • 11:00 a.m. Physical Therapy
  • Denton Ceremony 5—Saturday, May 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
    • College of Health Sciences (Department of Communication Sciences and Oral Health)
    • Arrival times
      • 12:45 p.m. Communication Sciences & Oral Health Undergraduates
      • 1:15   p.m. Communication Sciences & Oral Health Graduates (Last name A-M)
      • 1:45   p.m. Communication Sciences & Oral Health Graduates (Last name N-Z)
  • Denton Ceremony 6—Saturday, May 8, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
    • College of Business
    • College of Professional Education (Excluding Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling)
    • Arrival times
      • 2:45 p.m. College of Business Undergraduates (Last name A-M)
      • 3:15 p.m. College of Business Undergraduates (Last name N-Z)
      • 3:45 p.m. College of Business Graduates (Last name A-M))
      • 4:15 p.m. College of Business Graduates (Last name N-Z)
      • 4:45 p.m. Teacher Education Undergraduates
      • 5:15 p.m. Teacher Education Graduates
      • 5:30 p.m. Library & Information Studies
      • 6:00 p.m. Literacy & Learning

Denton Commencement Schedule Guide by Major

WHAT TO EXPECT 

Graduates will be permitted access for 2 cars. 1 car for the graduate and guests and 1 car for additional guests.  Admittance tickets will be issued for the cars and will be checked before entering the venues.  Both cars must enter the venue together and the graduate must be in the lead car.  For easy exit, we ask that graduates ride in the back passenger seat behind the driver when possible. 

  • Graduating student name cards and ticket information will be e-mailed to students in early April.
  • For arrival times, please make sure you adhere to your time slot.  Times are assigned based on schools and graduate numbers.  To ensure a steady flow, please arrive at your designated time and follow the traffic directions.
  • The graduate will exit the car wearing their regalia, hand in their name card, cross to pick up their diploma cover and take a formal photograph, then return to their car
  • After returning to their car, they will follow traffic directions and exit the venue. 
  • Driving directions to Texas Motor Speedway
  • Driving directions to HCSS

Ceremonies will be livestreamed.

Page last updated 8:09 AM, April 2, 2021