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Commencement Ceremony Information

Pinning Ceremony – FALL AND SUMMER

  • No air horns or extra loud noisemakers are allowed during the ceremony.
  • No helium balloons are allowed.
  • Students participating in the ceremony should arrive an hour before the ceremony.
  • Students are to wear business casual attire. Students do not wear regalia, honor cords or academic cords from previous universities.
  • Nursing Pins – All undergraduates students (RN-BSN and Pacesetters) will be given nursing pins by the PARTNERS organization
  • Diplomas will be available from the Student Affairs Office six weeks after graduation.
  • Interstate Candid Photography will take photos of all students receiving awards and photos of students with their pinners crossing the stage.
  • Students may order transcript through the UT Registrar’s Office

 Commencement Ceremony – SPRING ONLY

  • All guests over 2 years of age are required to have a ticket to enter the venue.
  • No air horns or extra loud noisemakers are allowed during the ceremony.
  • No helium balloons are allowed.
  • Students participating in the commencement ceremony should arrive 2 hours before the ceremony.
  • All students are required to wear regalia (cap, gown, etc.) to the ceremony. Undergraduates wear a black cap and gown. Masters, Post-masters, and doctoral students are to wear cap, gown, & hoods. Students may order regalia through the Herff Jones Graduation website at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_UTHSCHouston/
  • Students may order invitations, graduation rings, diploma frames, certificate frames and regalia thru Herff Jones http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_UTHSCHouston/
  • Nursing Pins – All undergraduates students will be given nursing pins by the PARTNERS organization
  • Students should wear business casual under their regalia.
  • No flip flops, gum chewing, personal pets (real or fake), stick horses, feather boas, etc.
  • Students are not allowed to alter their caps, gowns, tassels, or hoods in any way.
  • There is no place to safely store personal items during the ceremony. Therefore, students are not allowed to bring purses and are not allowed to process with their purses.
  • PhD and DNP graduates will carry their hoods. You will be hooded during the ceremony.
  • MSNs and Post Masters are to wear their hoods.
  • Students in all programs wear their tassels on the right.
  • Students in Sigma Theta Tau may wear their STT honor cords.
  • Student representatives in Student InterCouncil may wear the white sashes.
  • UTSNA students who have earned service points and been given blue cords may wear those.
  • Student Government Officers may wear their SGO cords.
  • Undergraduate students who are graduating with honors will be given gold cords to wear. Summa Cum Laude 3.90 - 4.00; Magna Cum Laude 3.70 - 3.89; Cum Laude 3.50 - 3.69 (Cumulative GPAs are NOT rounded up)
  • Interstate Candid Photography will take photos of all graduates crossing the stage.
  • Diplomas will be available from the Student Affairs Office approximately six weeks after graduation.
  • Students may order transcript through the UT Registrar’s Office