Bauer to Celebrate More than 900 Grads During Convocation Ceremony May 15

Published on May 11, 2015

UH Begins New Tradition in Celebrating Graduates

Bauer Graduates

More than 900 grads to be celebrated during May 15 convocation and commencement ceremonies.

Grads by the Numbers

Overall Graduates: 917

Total Undergraduate: 679

  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship: 84
  • Accountancy & Taxation: 177
  • Decision & Information Sciences: 208
  • Finance: 113
  • Management: 57

Total Graduate: 278

  • Full Time MBA: 19
  • Professional MBA: 111
  • EMBA: 53
  • MS Accountancy: 82
  • MS Finance: 11
  • Ph.D.: 2

Honors: 47
PES: 21
WCE: 16

The C. T. Bauer College of Business will celebrate nearly 1,000 graduating students this semester during a convocation ceremony on May 15.

The celebration precedes the University of Houston’s May 15 commencement ceremony, where UH President Renu Khator will confer degrees upon all graduating students. The event will also feature remarks from Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey.

Individual colleges across campus will hold convocation ceremonies beginning this week to recognize graduating students from their respective programs. The Bauer convocation will be held at 2 p.m. in Hofheinz Pavilion, with all candidates for graduation being presented to Dean Latha Ramchand and special recognition for 4.0 students and outstanding graduate students. Khator will serve as the guest speaker for the Bauer ceremony.

“We are so excited to recognize our graduates for their achievements during the convocation ceremony and also for the university commencement ceremony later that evening,” Ramchand said.

She added: “With a degree from Bauer College and the University of Houston, our students are prepared for their futures and to pursue their dreams.”

For more information about the events on May 15, see below or visit www.bauer.uh.edu/commencement

By Amanda Sebesta


Undergraduate Convocation: | More Information

  • Parking: Lot 16B
  • Undergraduate students are asked to gather in Yeoman Field House (located in the UH Alumni Center) at 1 p.m. to check-in and line up for the procession to Hofheinz Pavilion for convocation.
    • Please be prompt, graduates arriving after 1:45 p.m. may not arrive in time to join the processional.
  • Please make sure that you bring the LEAST amount of items as possible.
  • Please eat before the ceremony.
  • Items you need:
    • Cap & gown
    • Walk card – to be picked up during check-in
    • Cords – optional

Graduate and Ph.D. Students Convocation: | More Information

  • Parking: Lot 16B
  • Graduating Ph.D. and Master’s students are asked to gather in Yeoman Field House (located in the UH Alumni Center) at 1 p.m. to check-in and line up for the procession to Hofheinz Pavilion for convocation.
    • Please be prompt, graduates arriving after 1:45 p.m. may not arrive in time to join the processional.
  • Check-in tables will be labeled: MBA, EMBA, MS Finance, MS Accounting, and Ph.D.
    • Staff will be available to assist the master’s candidates with their hoods.
  • Please make sure that you bring the LEAST amount of items as possible.
  • Please eat before the ceremony.
  • Items you need:
    • Cap, gown, hood
    • Walk card – to be picked up during check-in
    • Cords – optional

UH Commencement: | More Information

  • Immediately following Bauer’s Convocation ceremony, students will quickly meet with their families outside of Hofheinz, then proceed to the following locations to assemble for the commencement ceremony:
    • Undergraduates: Hofheinz Pavilion
    • Masters: Hofheinz Pavilion Concourse
    • Ph.D.: Sanders Hall (located on the east side of TDECU stadium – entrance by Gate 1)
  • View Safety Video: www.uh.edu/commencement/safety-video
  • Share with your families:
    • 4:30 p.m.: Stadium gates open
    • 5 p.m.: Moores School of Music Concert and Program
    • 6 p.m.: Parade of Graduates starts
    • 7 p.m.: Commencement ceremony begins
  • The student processional begins at 6 p.m.
  • You may want to have a meeting place for you and your family to meet after the ceremony.
  • Please keep in mind that there will be heavy traffic coming in to University of Houston after Bauer Convocation due to people arriving for UH Commencement.