Commencement Information

The commencement ceremony for HCC graduates is hosted each year in May. The date for the 2016 Commencement Ceremony is 9 am to noon on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at NRG (Reliant) Stadium.

Commencement Steps

Step 1: Meet with an Advisor by March 11

Schedule an appointment with the advisor listed in your student center, or stop by any campus to visit with an advisor on a first-come-first-served basis.

Step 2: Apply Online by April 15

Apply for graduation directly through your student center


Step 2: Register for Commencement & Purchase Regalia

Check your email for a link to register for the graduation ceremony

Visit any HCC Bookstore to purchase your regalia. 

The online ordering site is also available for you use, and includes all the information you need for ordering your cap and gown as well your graduation announcements.  All orders placed at this site will ship directly to your home.  All HCC Bookstores should have graduation regalia in stock by March 1st if you would prefer to shop in store.
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