After years of hard work, sacrifice, and achievement, the most important day of law school awaits our students: Graduation Day.
Presented here is the key information that students need to know about graduation at South Texas College of Law Houston.
The Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) will be conferred upon students who have successfully completed all graduation requirements of South Texas College of Law Houston. There is one ceremony for all three (3) graduating classes each academic year:
December – fall semester
May – spring semester
July – summer session
THE 2020 OCTOBER HOODING CEREMONY
Location: South Texas College of Law Houston – Joe Green Auditorium
Date: October 17 – 18, 2020
THE 2021 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
If you wish to be excused from the commencement ceremony, you must complete and submit an Absentia form to the Registrar’s Office.
Date: May 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (tentative)
HOTEL INFORMATION FOR 2020 OCTOBER HOODING CEREMONY
Deadline for All Hotel Rates: October 11, 2020
$109 nighty rate
Reservations can be made directly by calling 713-739-9100, to obtain the special rate, attendees need to identify themselves as being part of the South Texas College of Law Commencement 2020 guest room block.
Four Seasons Hotel
$155 nightly rate
Reservations can be made directly by calling 1-800-734-4114, to obtain the special rate, please have your attendees identify themselves as being part of the South Texas College of Law 2020 Commencement Guest Room Block party and specify the room type of their choice.
Online room reservations- http://www.fourseasons.com/houston/ Use promo code (case sensitive): 201016SOU
$119 nightly rate
Reservations can be made directly by calling 1-800-HILTONS and providing the group code is: 1TC .
Online reservations- https://book.passkey.com/go/SouthTexasCollegeofLaw2020
$109 nighty rate
Reservations can be made directly by calling 844.204.5851, guests must identify themselves as part of the South Texas College of Law 2020 Commencement Guest Room Block
Online room reservations- https://www.hotelalessandra-houston.com/ Use promo code: STCOL2CGRB172
INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS
Graduation Application via Stanley
December 2020 Graduation: The deadline to apply for December 2020 graduation has passed.
May 2021 and July 2021 Graduation: October 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Please contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Caps and Gowns, Invitations, and Rings
2020 October Hooding Ceremony: The deadline to submit your cap and gown measurements has passed. Regalia is ready for pickup in the bookstore until 4:00 p.m. on October 16th. For questions, contact the Bookstore at email@example.com.
2021 Ceremony: Information coming soon.
Grad Fair for the 2021 Commencement
Times & Location: TBD
Graduate Details and Instructions
Graduating students receive e-mails from the Registrar’s Office containing detailed instructions and information about commencement. These e-mails include all documents related to graduation. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 646-1701 with any questions.
A special part of the commencement ceremony is the hooding of new graduates by alumni relatives instead of faculty hoodmasters. Among our guest hooders are parents, spouses, siblings, grandparents, significant others, aunts, uncles, and cousins of the graduates. Guest hooders are required to be graduates of STCL Houston. For more information about guest hooding, contact Ernesto Martinez at email@example.com or 713-646-1804.
All graduates will be professionally photographed by Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc. If the graduate will be hooded by a close friend or family member, we encourage them to have their portrait taken together as well as alone. You also may visit www.gradphotonetwork.com on the Monday following commencement to view all the images from the ceremony.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (281) 549-2367 ext 2.
A DVD is made after each ceremony and graduates may pick up a copy in the Registrar’s Office. Graduates who wish to have a copy mailed to them can submit their request at email@example.com or by calling 713-646-1701.
Graduates must complete all obligations before their diplomas are mailed. This includes applying for graduation via Stanley, completing the Financial Aid Exit Interview and Group Counseling Session, completing the Graduate Employment Survey, and having a zero balance. Diplomas will be mailed to the address provided when you apply for graduation.
If, once you have applied, you wish to change the address to which your diploma is sent, you may do so by submitting a Change of Name and Address. Address changes made via Stanley do not change your diploma mailing address. If you have changed your address online, you must also submit a change of Name and Address form with the box next to “Diploma Address” checked.