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University Commencement for the Law Center

University Commencement for the Law Center is personal and meaningful. It is a shared celebration with faculty and friends who have shaped your education. At the Commencement, each student is recognized, your family and friends will hear your name announced as you walk across the stage.

University PSPEV Commencement Information  

Dear Students:

First we would like to congratulate you on your momentous achievement! Graduating from law school requires true dedication, hard work, and an unwavering passion for helping others. We are very proud of you and are eager to welcome you into the practice law.

Second, we are deeply saddened that we will not be able to host a live graduation ceremony this month to celebrate your accomplishments. Your safety and the safety of your loved ones is our top priority during these uncertain times. As such, we had to make the very difficult decision to postpone the ceremony. While I know there is no substitute for a live ceremony, we will be sending a graduation box filled with UHLC memorabilia to celebrate you. Please take a brief moment to CLICK HERE and let us know where we should mail your celebratory box. Kindly provide your response no later Monday, May 25th.

Third, I have received several emails inquiring about regalia. As you may know, the Law Center typically rents regalia and graduates are able to keep the tam and hood after the ceremony. Given that your ceremony has been postponed and the date of the future ceremony is still uncertain, we will not be renting regalia at this time. However, I understand that many of you would still like to take photographs in your regalia to commemorate your great accomplishment. Accordingly, we have coordinated with the campus store to offer the following accommodation:

  • All graduates will have the option to rent their regalia for $150, plus tax.
  • All items MUST be returned to the campus store within 2 weeks after the rental. *Please note, if you do not return your regalia, you will be charged the full $500 purchase fee.
  • Once a graduation ceremony has been scheduled, you can contact the campus store to request a full reimbursement. *We will provide updated commencement information, as soon as it is available.
  • To rent regalia and schedule curbside pick-up, please contact the campus store at 713-743-7095 or via email at to receive a call back if the lines are busy.

Lastly, while I know the circumstances have been less than ideal, I would like to commend you on your hard work and adaptability. These are characteristics exhibited by great lawyers. I encourage you to continue to apply yourself and work hard. The effort you put forth while at the Law Center will go a long way in ensuring a successful career.

Stay strong,

Dean Mensah

Monica Mensah, J.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Office of Student Services
University of Houston Law Center
4604 Calhoun Road, Suite 30 BLB
Houston, TX  77204-6060