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Commencement set for May 14 at Minute Maid Park

Published: April 28, 2022 by Kyle Rogers

Stage setup from the 2021 UTHealth Houston Commencement Ceremony.
Stage setup from the 2021 UTHealth Houston Commencement Ceremony. Photo by UTHealth Houston.

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry will see 184 students (108 doctorate of dental surgery, 32 dental hygiene, and 44 advanced education) cross the stage during its 117th commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, from Minute Maid Park.

For a second straight year, UTHealth Houston will celebrate its graduates in two ceremonies with three schools participating in each event. Joining the School of Dentistry will be graduates from Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston and UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics, and MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences graduates will walk at 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, respectively.

Minute Maid Park will allow UTHealth Houston to follow federal and state COVID-19 safety guidelines, encouraging social distancing and disinfection for graduates and attendees. A map of the stadium and parking lots is available online.

Each graduate is allowed up to 10 guests, and students should check their UTHealth Houston 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 lots, and fees may vary.

Regalia and ticket information for graduating students can be found on the 2022 UTHealth Houston Commencement webpage,

The commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed at Recording of the two ceremonies will be available following the events.

2022 Commencement

  • Date: Saturday, May 14
  • Time: 10-1 p.m.*
  • Location: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002
    * Graduates are expected to check in no later than 9 a.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, #UTHealthHouston, and #ClassOf2022.

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