Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduation Application

UHV does not automatically award a degree when you complete your scholastic requirements. To be considered as a candidate for a degree, you must submit an application for graduation through myUHV (see Degree Progress/Graduation section). You can file an application either during the term prior to, or during the semester in which you plan to graduate. However, participation in the commencement ceremony is limited to the term in which degree requirements will be completed. If you applied for graduation in any past term but were disapproved, you must re-file an application for graduation.

The deadlines to apply for graduation during the 2023-2024 academic year are as follows:

Graduation Term:

Graduation Application Available:

Deadline to Apply:

Fall 2023 graduates

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Friday, September 8, 2023

Spring 2024 graduates

Saturday, September 9, 2024

Friday, February 2, 2024

Summer 2024 graduates

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Friday, June 7, 2024

Commencement ceremonies are held in May and December of each academic year.  Those who graduate in August are eligible to participate in the December ceremony or may choose to postpone until the following May.

There are typically two commencement ceremonies per year, one for Spring typically held in Victoria, and one for Fall typically held in Katy. At the present time, Summer term graduates participate in the Fall ceremony. Students should contact the UHV Bookstore to obtain information on caps, gowns, and invitations, or visit the Graduation website. Important: To be considered as a candidate for a degree, you must submit an application for graduation, regardless of your plans to participate in the commencement ceremony.

You must be on track to complete all requirements toward your degree in the term for which you plan to participate in commencement. Please note that Commencement is a ceremony in which preliminary degree candidates are recognized for their academic achievements.  The commencement program reflects the name and degree of each preliminary degree candidate as well as the honors designation based on the previous semester’s progress.  Conferral of the official UHV degree occurs after commencement when final grades are posted and all degree requirements have been met.  The program only lists those candidates who applied by the appropriate deadline.  Therefore, this program should not be considered an official list of graduates.  If all requirements for graduation cannot be met during the current term, you may be denied participation in the commencement ceremony. For information concerning eligibility to participate in one of the ceremonies, please contact the Office of the Registrar and Student Records, at 361-570-4368 or 1-877-970-4848, ext. 4368. 

All degrees are posted at the close of the ‘regular’ session in a term.  If students are taking a shorter session in a term their degree will not be posted earlier. i.e. Fall Term-Dec; Spring Term-May; Summer Term-August. Coursework must be completed in the term for which the student applied for graduation. i.e. If a student has been approved to graduate in spring 2024, all coursework approved on the degree plan to meet degree requirements must be completed within that Spring 2024 term.

Diplomas are mailed approximately 4 - 6 business weeks after final grades are posted to the student records system for the term.