• Ceremony Dates & Times

    Rehearsal

    Graduates must attend rehearsal in order to successfully participate in the commencement ceremony. If you fail to attend rehearsal, please contact Paula Fine prior to commencement for valuable information.

    Rehearsal Time:

    • Friday, December 12, 2014 8:00 am
      Behrens Chapel

    Ceremony Dates & Times

    • December 13, 2014 at 10:00 am
      Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts
      Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics
      Logsdon School of Theology
      Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
    • December 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm
      Kelley College of Business
      Irvin School of Education
      College of Fine Arts

    Cannot attend commencement?
    If you cannot be at commencement for reasons of employment, absence from the state, etc., please email Paula Fine no later than November 15th at pfine@hsutx.edu.

    Future Graduation Dates

    • Spring 2015 - Saturday, May 9
    • Fall 2015 - Saturday, December 12

    Dressing for Graduation

    Black or very dark dress shoes, slacks, or skirt (must not hang below the robe) will be worn. The graduation ceremony will be filmed and pictures will be taken so please dress in the requested attire. Further instructions will be given for the appropriate attire during rehearsal. If you have bright colored shoes which would suite your dress more, you are welcome to change after the ceremony for further pictures, parties, or luncheons.

    Van Ellis Theatre

    Graduates, be in Van Ellis Theatre one hour before your ceremony begins. Do not bring any personal belongings or valuables with you since there is no secure area available. You will be given final instructions by a faculty member and representatives from the Registrar's office will assist you in getting in the right place at the right time.

    Commencement and Diploma Name

    Your name will be called at Commencement and printed on your diploma exactly as you indicated on your application for graduation.. Any changes must be submitted prior to commencement by contacting Paula Fine in the Registrar's office by email - pfine@hsutx.edu.

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