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Graduation

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.

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.

THE 2021 MAY GRADUATION CEREMONIES

Location:

South Texas College of Law Houston – Joe Green Auditorium

Dates and Times:

Saturday, May 22, 2021

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 29, 2021

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 12:00 pm

 

HOTEL INFORMATION FOR 2021 GRADUATION CEREMONIES

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021 CEREMONIES

Courtyard by Mariott Houston Downtown/Convention Center
916 Dallas Street Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 832-366-1600

Discount Rate Dates: May 21, 2021 – May 23, 2021
Rate: $139 – $169 per night
Last Day to Book: April 26, 2021
Book Here

 

SpringHill Suites by Mariott Houston Downtown/Convention Center
914 Dallas Street Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 713-655-0002

Discount Rate Dates: May 21, 2021 – May 23, 2021
Rate: $139 per night
Last Day to Book: April 26, 2021
Book Here

 

Four Seasons
1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-650-1300
Toll Free: 1-800-734-4114 (Refer to “South Texas College of Law Houston 2021 Commencement Room Block”)

Discount Rate Dates: May 21, 2021 – May 24, 2021
Rate: $225 – $345 per night
Book Here

 

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021 CEREMONIES

Courtyard by Mariott Houston Downtown/Convention Center
916 Dallas Street Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 832-366-1600

Discount Rate Dates: May 28, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Rate: $139 – $169 per night
Last Day to Book: May 3, 2021
Book Here

 

SpringHill Suites by Mariott Houston Downtown/Convention Center
914 Dallas Street Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 713-655-0002

Discount Rate Dates: May 28, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Rate: $139 per night
Last Day to Book: May 3, 2021
Book Here

 

Four Seasons
1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-650-1300
Toll Free: 1-800-734-4114 (Refer to “South Texas College of Law Houston 2021 Commencement Room Block”)

Discount Rate Dates: May 28, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Rate: $225 – $345 per night
Book Here

 

INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS

Graduation Application via Stanley

May 2021 and July 2021 Graduation: The deadline to apply for May 2021 and July 2021 graduation has passed.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@stcl.edu with questions.


Caps and Gowns, Invitations, and Rings

2021 May Graduation Ceremonies: The deadline to submit your cap and gown measurements is April 9, 2021. The ordering of your regalia, ring, announcements, and frames can all be accomplished in one spot. Please visit Herff Jones for all of your graduation needs. This PowerPoint presentation contains all of the information needed.

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


Graduate Details and Instructions

Graduating students receive e-mails from the Registrar’s Office containing detailed instructions and information about the ceremonies. These e-mails include all documents related to graduation. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@stcl.edu or (713) 646-1701 with any questions.


Guest Hooders

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.

For more information about guest hooding for the 2021 graduation ceremonies, contact Ernesto Martinez at emartinez@stcl.edu or 713-646-1804.


Graduation Photographs

All graduates will be professionally photographed by Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc. If you have a guest hooder, we encourage you to have your portrait taken with them as well. You also may visit www.gradphotonetwork.com on the Monday following the ceremony to view all images.

If you have any questions, please contact grads@mnathanphoto.com or call (281) 549-2367 ext 2.


Diplomas

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 the Registrar’s Office with their $50 payment. Online payment can be made here.