A Baccalaureate Mass will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:00pm at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Houston, TX. Please monitor your UST email account and this website for further details.
Graduates should wear academic regalia (NO caps), arrive at St. Vincent de Paul Church by 6:15 PM, and line up outside the Church (or inside the Parish Center in case of rain). Graduates and their families can park in the church parking lot. There will NOT be buses from UST this year.
The Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 10:00 am at NRG Arena (formerly Reliant Arena). Students who graduated December 2015, and those who anticipate graduating May 2016, and August 2016 are invited to participate.
Participants are required to report to NRG Arena no later than 9:00 am in full academic regalia. You are to bring your academic hood with you, but it should not be worn; you will be hooded as part of the ceremony.
Each graduate will receive 6 tickets which can be picked up in the Registrar’s Office in Hertzstein Enrollment Center. The final time to get tickets is Saturday, April 2nd at Hertzstein Enrollment Center from 9-1pm. All unclaimed tickets will be forfeited. We will distribute remaining tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturday, April 9th.
Please check your UST email account and our website regularly for updates.
Order Regalia by April 29
The order deadline is: April 29, 2015.
Orders placed after that date may incur an expedite fee, or may not arrive on time.
Regalia orders will arrive between end of April and early May. Orders may be shipped for a $5 fee.
If a student is having their orders shipped and cannot get into the store to prepay, they can fax their orders in or email them to the store, and the store will call for pre-payment information. It is a non-refundable purchase as they are custom ordered per student.
For more information, contact the University Bookstore:
Diplomas for fall 2015 candidates will be available soon; an email will be sent to your UST email account when they become available. If you would like a third-party to pick-up your diploma, please send authorization to Registrar@stthom.edu.
It is anticipated that diplomas for spring 2015 candidates will be available approximately mid-July.
An email will be sent to you when they become available for pick-up from the Registrar’s Office.