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2021 Commencement set for May 23 at Minute Maid Park

Published: April 01, 2021 by Kyle Rogers

UTHealth School of Dentistry Dean John Valenza, DDS, address graduation during 2019 commencement.
UTHealth School of Dentistry will join Cizik School of Nursing, and UTHealth School of Public Health in a joint commencement ceremony set for 1 p.m. May 23 at Minute Maid Park. Photo by Brian Schnupp.

For the first time in the history of UTHealth, commencement ceremonies will be held at Minute Maid Park. The Sunday, May 23, joint event will celebrate graduates of UTHealth School of Dentistry, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth, and UTHealth School of Public Health.

Minute Maid Park will allow UTHealth to follow federal and state COVID-19 safety guidelines, encouraging social distancing and disinfection for graduates and attendees.

Each graduate is allowed up to eight guests, and students should check their UTHealth emails for instructions on reserving seats.

Complimentary parking is available in parking lots A, B, C, and D. The Diamond Lot will be reserved for staff and vendors. Metered overflow parking is available in neighboring City of Houston managed surface lots and fees may vary.

The commencement ceremony will be live streamed and can be viewed at A recorded version will be at after the event.

2021 Commencement

  • Date: Sunday, May 23
  • Time: 1-4 p.m.*
  • Location: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002
    * Graduates are expected to check-in no later than 12:30 p.m. Late arrivals will not be able to participate.

When celebrating commencement on social media, don’t forget to tag @UTSDHouston on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Celebrate with us using the following hashtags:

  • #WeAreUTSD
  • #UTHealthClassOf2021
  • #ManyFacesOfUTHealth
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