2021 Commencement Ceremony

Graduating Students

Graduating Students

Congratulations on your upcoming Commencement! Due to COVID-19, attendance will be limited to graduates, SON officers and university executive leadership. The ceremony will be broadcast live to allow virtual attendance by family and friends.

Please visit this site often for updated information! We hope to see you on at Moody Gardens Convention Center.


You do not need to apply for graduation, however, you must complete the Diploma Name Entry using the following steps:

  1. Log into the MySTAR portal
  2. Under the Personal Information section of your Student Center main page, click the Names link
  3. Click the Add a New Name green button
  4. In the Name type drop-down choose Diploma
  5. Leave prefix blank
  6. Complete first, middle, and last names
  7. Click the Save green button

Commencement Instructions

Schedule of Events

  • — DNP graduates arrival
  • — MSN graduates arrival
  • — BSN graduates arrival
  • — Commencement begins promptly

Hotel Accommodations

A room block for overnight accommodations s is available at the Moody Gardens Hotel. A special rate of $191 per night for , through , has been secured for our students. Please reserve your room by contacting the reservations department below and specify you are with the UTMB School of Nursing Commencement:

Moody Gardens Hotel
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554
888-388-8484 — Reservations must be made by

Employment & Alumni

We like to keep track of our students even after graduation, so please let us know where you're working. Send a quick email to son.studentaffairs@utmb.edu.

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