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Convocation and Graduation

2017 GSBS Commencement

Graduate School of
Biomedical Sciences:

Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:30 P.M.

City Bank Auditorium

   2720 Drive of Champions





    • Hooding -  August, December and May doctoral and masters candidates who have fulfilled all degree requirements are allowed to participate in the hooding ceremony in May.
    - Graduates should arrive by 11:30 A.M. on the day of graduation. Find your name on a chair in the assembly room and put on your regalia. Instructions will be given prior to the start of graduation, which starts promptly at 1:30 P.M.
    • Procession and Recession Practice   
    • Hooding Procedure
    • Information Card: Will be completed prior to graduation by each graduating student.
  • Graduation Program: Graduates will enter the event room and remain standing until all participants have assembled.   
    • Dean's Recognition Award Recipient is acknowledged.   
    • The Outstanding Graduate Student is acknowledged.   
    • Graduates are hooded by their advisor followed by a photograph.   
    • All graduates and guests are invited to attend a reception following the ceremony
    • All graduates are expected to stay for the entire event.
  • Guests at Graduation - Please let the GSBS Office know of any special needs for guests so that arrangements can be made in advance. Graduation lasts about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Regalia - Academic regalia is required for graduation. You will bring your cap, gown and hood to graduation. Regalia is rented through the Office of HSC Student Services.

  • Reader Cards - The Reader at graduation attempts to pronounce each graduate's name correctly. You may provide a phonetic spelling of your name for the reader by submitting a 3"x5" index card to the GSBS Office.
  • Photographs - A photographer will take individual photos as each graduate is hooded. Each graduate will receive a photo from the GSBS Office. Additional pictures can be purchased. Group photos will be taken after the graduation ceremony. At that time, family will also have an opportunity to take photos.
  • Parking and Location - A map is available through the Student Services site.
  • Handbags or any other articles are not to be carried during the graduation ceremony. Please leave purses, valuables, bags, jackets, etc. with your guests for safe keeping. Flowers are neither worn nor carried until after the ceremony has concluded. All cell phones will be turned off during the ceremony.

All GSBS faculty are invited to attend graduation. Faculty who will participate in the hooding of a graduate will need to wear academic regalia. Academic regalia can be ordered from the Office of HSC Student Services. Faculty participating in the hooding of a graduate candidate should arrive by 12:00 P.M. This allows time to go over instructions and assemble for the procession which will begin promptly at 1:30 P.M.

Future Commencement Dates

 2018 GSBS Convocation and Commencement - TBA