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2020 University Commencement for the Law Center

The University of Houston has announced that we will be hosting in-person commencement ceremonies. All graduates will have the opportunity to walk the stage, have their name called and their photo taken.

Please submit your RSVP by July 14, 2021.   The RSVP guarantees that your name will be published the way that you want it. You do not have to attend to have your name published in the program.  You also get to cast your vote for the Faculty and Student Speakers for your class. 


2020 Video Wall

Live Stream


Guidelines for submissions to 2020 Virtual Graduation Media Page


August 13, 2021




Fertitta Center
Houston, TX 77204

The university will continue to follow CDC guidelines. It is recommended that masks be worn, and assigned socially-distanced seating in the venue will be observed. Tickets will be required. 2020 graduates will be allotted up to four (4) tickets for their guests. Details on how to obtain tickets will be available after June 30.

Live-stream: All ceremonies will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.  Live-stream link will be provided closer to the ceremony.

Guest:   TBA


Important Dates

June 23 – July 8 Online ordering – You will order your regalia on-line at
Note: It is important that you order regalia at your earliest convenience; missing the deadline may prevent you from participating in the ceremony as it takes several weeks for regalia to ship.
TBA Pick-up regalia from Law Center Bookstore.
(The Campus Store is not open on weekends.)
August 13

Commencement Ceremony – Fertitta Center

Graduates need to be in their seat by 6:45pm


Rental of Graduation Regalia

(Only official UH Regalia can be worn for the ceremony)

The Law Center will pay for the regalia rental for those students that are participating in the ceremony.

JD and LLM students wear the same regalia!

Graduates can order regalia in two ways:

Online ordering through Herff-Jones( - June 23rd – July 8th. Click on the link for the Law Center, then click on the Cap & Gown Icon.  Lastly, click on the Graduation Regalia icon and fill in your information. Or through the Campus Store if you experience issues with the Herff-Jones website.  Contact Evelin Martinez ( ) via email with your name, contact information , and sizing details (height and weight).. The deadline July 8th.

There will be other items listed, (Keepsake stole, mini-tassel, keychain, etc.) that you can purchase as mementos, but these are not required. Only the gown, hood, and tam are required for the ceremony.

If you miss the ordering deadline, contact the Campus Store immediately, (713) 741-6311.

Regalia Pick- up

Distribution of regalia will begin on TBA at the Bookstore.  Campus Store – (713) 741-7095 or 


There will be Campus Store personnel to take your regalia after the ceremony or you may return it to the Bookstore no later than TBA. A late fee will be charged for regalia returned after TBA.  

You keep the hood and tam, the robe must be returned!


The only honor cords worn at the Commencement ceremony are those special honor cords presented by the Order of the Barons to their members.






The Law Center Commencement is scheduled for Friday, August 13, 2021 at 7:00pm at the Fertitta Center, beginning at TBA and lasts approximately 1 ½ hours. 


Additional information will be provided at a later date.


A professional photographer will be taking pictures of individual graduates during the hooding ceremony.  The proofs will be mailed to the graduates using the mailing labels furnished by our office.


Your name will appear in the program the way you listed your name on the Commencement RSVP or as reported to the University through the online Graduation application; if an RSVP is not received. You will be listed in the program with the honors based on your final grade point average.


Office of Student Services            
Phone: (713)743-2182