Commencement Ceremony

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.


Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1011 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Dates and Times: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Graduate arrival time is 9:30 AM.

Fall 2022 Graduation: Fall 2022 graduation application deadline has passed.

Please contact Student Services at studentservices@stcl.edu with questions.

For questions, contact the Bookstore at sm541@bncollege.com.

Live streaming of the event will occur for family and friends to join off campus. There is no limitation on the number of guests per graduate. Please contact the Office of Student Engagement at studentengagement@stcl.edu with any questions regarding the ceremony.

For any questions regarding graduation academic requirements, grades, or confirmation of honor cords (not pickup), please contact the Office of Student Services at studentservices@stcl.edu.

A special part of the graduation 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.

Information regarding photos will be provided as soon as possible.


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.

Graduates may order a replacement diploma by completing the Diploma Reorder Form and sending it to Student Services with their $50 payment. Online payment can be made here.


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