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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 DECEMBER HOODING CEREMONY

Location: South Texas College of Law Houston – Joe Green Auditorium
Dates and Times: Saturday, December 18, 2021; 10:00 AM

THE 2022 MAY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center – General Assembly
Dates and Times: Saturday, May 21, 2022; 11:00 AM

HOTEL INFORMATION FOR 2021 DECEMBER HOODING CEREMONY

Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown
1515 Dallas St., Houston, TX 77010

We have a room block reserved at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown for December 17, 2021 through December 20, 2021. Book your room here to receive the preferred rate. Deadline is November 17, 2021.

For those wanting to call and make a reservation, please call 1-800-HILTON. The Group Code is LAW.

Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar St., Houston, TX 77010

We have a room block reserved at the Hilton Americas-Houston for December 17, 2021 through December 19, 2021. Book your room here to receive the preferred rate. Deadline is November 19, 2021.

For those wanting to call and make a reservation, please call 1-800-236-2905. The Group Code is 1SL.

JW Marriott Houston Downtown
806 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

We have a room block reserved at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown for December 17, 2021 through December 19, 2021.  Book your room here to receive the preferred rate.  Deadline is December 3, 2021.  For those wanting to call and make a reservation, please call the hotel directly at 713-237-1111 and use the Group Code STX.

Springhill Suites
914 Dallas St., Houston, TX 77002

We have a room block reserved at the Springhill Suites Houston Downtown/Convention Center for December 17, 2021 through December 19, 2021.  Book your room here to receive the preferred rate.  Deadline is November 26, 2021.  For those wanting to call and make a reservation, please contact Evelyn Silva at 713-803-2811 and refer to the South Texas College of Law Houston group.

HOTEL INFORMATION FOR MAY 2022 GRADUATION CEREMONY

Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown
1515 Dallas St., Houston, TX 77010

We have a room block reserved at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown for May 20, 2022 through May 22, 2022. Book your room here to receive the preferred rate. Deadline is April 20, 2022.

For those wanting to call and make a reservation, please call 1-800-HILTON. The Group Code is ST2.

Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar St., Houston, TX 77010

We have a room block reserved at the Hilton Americas-Houston for May 20, 2022 – May 23, 2022. Book your room here to receive the preferred rate. Deadline is April 20, 2022.

For those wanting to call and make a reservation, please call 1-800-236-2905. The Group Code is 1TH.

JW Marriott Houston Downtown
806 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

We have a room block reserved at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown for May 20, 2022 through May 22, 2022. Book your room here to receive the preferred rate.  Deadline is April 5, 2022.  For those wanting to call and make a reservation, please call the hotel directly at 713-237-1111 and use the Group Code SLH.

Springhill Suites
914 Dallas St., Houston, TX 77002

We have a room block reserved at the Springhill Suites Houston Downtown/Convention Center for May 20, 2022 through May 22, 2022.  Book your room here to receive the preferred rate.  Deadline is May 2, 2022.  For those wanting to call and make a reservation, please contact Evelyn Silva at 713-803-2811 and refer to the South Texas College of Law Houston group.

INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS

Graduation Application via Stanley

2021 December Graduation: The deadline to apply for 2021 December graduation has passed.

2022 May Graduation: The deadline to apply for 2022 May and 2022 July graduation has passed.

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


Caps and Gowns, Invitations, and Rings

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


Graduate Details and Instructions

Graduating students receive e-mails from Office of Student Engagement containing detailed instructions and information about the ceremonies. These e-mails include all documents related to graduation. Please contact Office of Student Engagement at studentengagement@stcl.edu 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.


Graduation Photographs

All graduates will be professionally photographed by Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc. You will be photographed on stage after being hooded. After the ceremony additional photographs will be taken in the Atrium. Be sure to provide your contact information here by December 16 so you can view your photos on Monday after the ceremony on www.gradphotonetwork.com.

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 Student Services with their $50 payment. Online payment can be made here.