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If you plan to graduate from the University of Houston-Downtown, you must file an application for graduation with the degree-granting college of your major and submit a Diploma Order Form to the Registrar's Office. A $50 graduation fee is required at the time of filing the application.
Deadlines for filing applications and paying any associated fees are announced in the Academic Calendar. If you do not complete the requirements for the degree, the application procedures must be repeated.
To apply for graduation you must
Diplomas are sent in 12 ¾ x 15” white diploma mailers through USPS Certified MailTM to the address indicated in your UH-Downtown student record, unless otherwise specified on the Diploma Order Form. If no one is available to sign for your diploma upon delivery, the USPS carrier will return it to the Post Office and held for approximately four (4) weeks. If you are not able to pick-up your diploma from the Post Office within that time-frame, it will be returned to the UHD Registrar's Office. If your diploma was returned to UHD, please contact us by phone or via email prior to picking up your diploma so that we can ensure that the Post Office has delivered the diploma to the University. Once you receive confirmation that your diploma can be picked up from our office, please come by N330 and be sure to bring a valid government issued photo ID or your UHD ID card (GatorCard).
Diplomas are available approximately three (3) months after the Official Close of the Semester.
For a detailed explanation of Graduation Requirements, please see the UHD Catalog found in Student e-Services or contact your advisor in the college of your academic degree program.
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Last updated or reviewed on 1/9/13