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Mail: University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
E421 Engineering Bldg 2, 4722 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77204-4007
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CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Current Students

Engineering Convocation—Information for Graduates

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Commencement
Date and Time

Saturday, May 13, 2017
2 p.m. at NRG Arena

IMPORTANT: All graduation candidates report to NRG Arena promptly at 1 p.m.

As a graduation candidate, you must report to NRG Arena dressed in your cap and gown, at 1 p.m. in order to assemble into your degree group and to receive final instructions.

The procession will begin promptly. Note: If you are late there is no guarantee that you will walk across the stage.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Friday, February 24: End of regular filing period to apply online for Spring 2017 graduation with non-refundable $25 fee. Go to myUH (Peoplesoft) to apply.

Friday, March 24: End of late filing period to apply online for Spring 2017 graduation with non-refundable $50 fee. Go to myUH (Peoplesoft) to apply.

Undergraduate Students

If you plan to participate in the Engineering Convocation, reservations are required. Convocation reservation forms will be emailed to your UH email account by mid-March. You must reply to the reservation form: “Yes” if attending or “No” if not attending the graduation ceremony. Send your reply to smate [at] uh [dot] edu (subject: Graduation%20Reservation%20Form) (Shirley Mate) by Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Graduate Students

If you plan to participate in the Engineering Convocation, reservations are required. Convocation reservation forms will be emailed to your UH email account by mid-March. You must reply to the reservation form: “Yes” if attending or “No” if not attending the graduation ceremony. Send your reply to mavernon [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu (Miranda Vernon-Harrison) by Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

PhD Dissertation and Master Thesis students must submit your first draft for review two weeks before you defend or the latest by Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to mavernon [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu (Miranda Vernon-Harrison) in Room E421-D3. Graduation candidates must successfully defend the thesis/dissertation by Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  After being approved by mavernon [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu (Miranda Vernon-Harrison), your thesis or dissertation must be submitted for binding to her by Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Privacy

Students who have requested that their files be privacy protected will NOT have their names included in the printed commencement program unless the Cullen College of Engineering Dean's Office receives a signed release form. The release form deadline is due on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Caps and Gowns

All graduates participating in the Convocation & Commencement ceremonies are required to wear academic regalia. Graduation regalia may be ordered at the UH Bookstore Graduation Fair or directly from Herff-Jones online at www.herff-jones.com/college/graduation.

Prices for UH Custom Student Keeper Gown Unit
Bachelor Unit (Cap, gown, tassel) $60.00
Master Unit (Cap, gown, tassel, & hood) $87.00
Master Hood only $30.00
Cap only $9.25
Tassel only
Mega Tassel
$8.00
$9.25
Honor Cords
Gratitude Stoles
$14.50
$30.00
Prices for UH Custom Student Doctoral Gown Rentals
(All doctorial gowns should be returned to representatives after the ceremony)
Doctoral custom rental unit (Tam, gown, hood, and tassel)

$135.00

For questions regarding regalia purchase or rental, call the UH bookstore at 713-748-0923.

Invitation

Students may order personalized announcements from Herff Jones at the UH Bookstore Graduation Fair or directly from Herff Jones at 281-379-3825 or www.herff-jones.com/college/graduation.

Undergraduate Students: Graduating with Academic Honors

Academic honor is determined upon final completion of all degree requirements.

Undergraduate students who complete their degree requirements under catalogs beginning in Fall 2010 will graduate with the stated academic honors if they achieve the following grade point averages earned in the last fifty-four (54) hours (all of which must be A, B, C,… letter grade courses) completed at the University of Houston. Grades of S, U, I and W are not assigned grade point values and are not used in the computation of the grade point average. (See Catalog for Honors.)

3.90 to 4.0 Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors)
3.70 to 3.89 Magna Cum Laude (with high honors)
3.50 to 3.69 Cum Laude (with honors

Further, the honors calculation will include all hours completed in the semester in which the first of those final fifty-four (54) hours was completed.

Undergraduate Students: Walking with Academic Honors at Convocation

For the graduation ceremony, the final semester is not factored into the calculation because final semester grades are not completely posted until after the ceremony.

Honors announced during the graduation ceremony are calculated using the last 54 hours less the number of hours taken in the final semester.

After the graduation ceremony and when final semester grades are fully posted then honors eligibility is recalculated using the final 54 hours. This will then be the official honors if any that will be listed on the transcript and diploma.

Guests

TBA

Special Needs

TBA

Parking

TBA

Security

Security precautions may be in effect. Please continue to refer to our website for the most current information.

Convocation Program

Unless privacy protected, all student names will be included in the Convocation Program regardless of participation. Every effort is made to include the names of all official graduates in the printed Convocation Program. We also will include any honors earned by the student. However, please be aware that the program is not an official document with regard to eligibility for graduation or any honors conferred. Inclusion of a name in the program is not a guarantee of graduation or honors.

Photography

There will be a professional photographer on stage during the ceremony who will take photos of each graduate. You will receive proofs at the mailing address on your walk card. You will then be able to order photos directly through the commercial firm. The website link for the professional photographer: www.flashphotography.com. Please ask your family and guests to take their photographs from their seats or before/after the ceremony. The Fire Marshall asks that we keep the aisles of the Hofheinz Pavilion clear at all times.

Diploma

Diplomas will be mailed out 6-8 weeks after graduation. If you do not receive your diploma, call the Graduation Office at 713-743-1010.

Additional Questions

If you have any questions regarding either the Engineering Convocation ceremony or the University Commencement celebration you may contact:

  • Undergraduate students may contact Shirley Mate in Room E421-D3 or call 713-743-4208
  • Graduate students may contact Miranda Vernon-Harrison in Room E421-D3 or call 713-743-3395