Texas 's Annual Graduation Ceremony

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Houston Community College’s annual graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 9am-noon at NRG Stadium.

President and CEO of the Houston Texans Jamey Rootes will be the keynote speaker at commencement. The ceremony registration deadline is extended until Friday, May 6.

Register online: hccs.edu/graduation

The HCC Alumni Association is hosting a free Graduation Celebration for the class of 2016 on May 6 at 6pm at the West Loop campus auditorium. The event will have food, music, an inspirational speaker and giveaways. RSVP required: http://bit.ly/1SFbfH0

Walking across the stage is not required in order for students to receive their degree.

Last year, HCC awarded 12,949 degrees and certificates, but only 2,200 students walked the stage, meaning that less than one out of every five HCC graduates participated in commencement.

All graduating students must wear the official HCC regalia: a black graduation robe and cab. Students can purchase regalia at any HCC Bookstore through Thursday, May 12 for $50. Regalia can also be purchased at the rehearsal on May 13 and the morning of the ceremony on May 14.

HCC is holding a rehearsal on Friday, May 13 at 6pm at NRG Stadium, parking will be free at rehearsal. If students cannot attend rehearsal on Friday, they can still walk on Saturday.

On the morning of the ceremony, graduates should arrive at 6:30 am and park in the Blue Lot (Kirby Dr. at Westridge). On Saturday parking will be $12.

After students

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