2023 Commencement Ceremony

Graduating Students

Graduating Students

Congratulations on your upcoming Commencement! At this time, we are proceeding with plans for a live event with family and friends in attendance, and tickets are not required. However, this is subject to change based on public health considerations.

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

Diploma Name Entry — Action Required by Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Graduates

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 Day Schedule

  • — Graduate check-in - North Lobby
  • — Doors open for family and guests
  • — Graduate lineup - North Lobby
  • — Commencement begins promptly
  • — Commencement ends (approximate)
  • — Regalia return - Southwest Lobby by escalator

Event Parking

Parking is available free of charge in the Moody Gardens Convention Center Parking Garage and surrounding parking lots.

Live Stream for Family and Friends

Professional Photograph

UTMB photographers will take candid shots before and after the ceremony. In addition, a professional portrait will be taken of each graduate after you exit the stage. These proofs will be available for purchase at https://www.partypics.com with son23 as the password.

Hotel Accommodations

A room block for overnight accommodations s is available at the Moody Gardens Hotel. A special rate of $195 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

Frequently Asked Questions

To assist you with smaller details, we have compiled the following list of questions from previous graduates.

Join the Commencement conversation by using the official hashtag: #UTMBGrad

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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