Congratulations Graduates!

Join us for the annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Moody Gardens Convention Center to recognize your educational accomplishment with faculty, friends, and family.

To ensure the best experience, please review the information below and complete all requirements.

Pinning & Commencement Ballots

All ballots for Commencement 2019 have closed.

Reflection & Commencement Ballots

All ballots for Commencement 2019 have closed.

Meet Our Special Guest Speaker

Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN, CAE

Cindy Zolnierek PhD, RN, CAE, the Chief Executive of the Texas Nurse Association

As chief executive of the Texas Nurses Association, Dr. Zolnierek  leads the strategic operations of the Texas Nurses Association, a professional membership organization of registered nurses that empowers Texas Nurses to advance the profession. She is active in policy development, actively negotiating legislative approaches to address nursing’s agenda. Dr. Zolnierek’s nursing career spans advanced practice, chief nurse executive, and academic roles. She has authored numerous publications focusing on nursing practice, advocacy, and care of persons with serious mental illness. She received a BSN from University of Detroit – Mercy magna cum laude, an MSN in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Wayne State University, and a PhD in nursing from University of Texas at Austin where she was recognized as the outstanding Doctoral student.

Questions about the ceremony? Check out our

Commencement Frequently Asked Questions

Hotel Accommodations

Students and guests are offered a special nightly rate of $184 for Thursday, April 25, 2019, through Saturday, April 27, 2019. Contact the reservations department by April 4, 2019 and specify the UTMB School of Nursing Commencement.

Moody Gardens Hotel

Employment & Alumni

Alumni Registration

Register for membership to the SON Alumni Association. Get connected, network and share professional news, learn about employment opportunities and watch for upcoming events!

Nurses Lounge

Connect with other nurses, build your network, advance your career and search for education opportunities with this online networking tool for nursing professionals.


Please use the following link to order your Commencement regalia and/or UTMB announcements:

  • Enter your 6-digit UTMB student ID number (do not enter the 000 prefix).
  • Your email address is required to receive a confirmation.
  • To avoid late fees, the deadline is April 5, 2019 for all regalia orders.
  • DNP graduates only must enter their tam size.


Please use the following link and directions to order your SON pin by February 1, 2019:

  1. Click on the "LOGIN NOW" on the bottom left of the homepage
  2. Enter the following login information:
    • Login ID/Email:
    • Password: nursing2019
  3. Click on "Nursing Students Click Here" and find "UTMB" in the drop-down menu
  4. Make your selection (Choose between Sterling Silver, Gold Filled, 10k Gold, or 14k Gold)
  5. After you "Add to Cart", review your selection and "Proceed to Checkout"
  6. Complete "Billing Details" and click on "Bill and Ship to this Address"
    • (DO NOT CHECK "Save this address in my address book")
  7. Complete "Shipping Method" by selecting $1.00 shipping
  8. Complete payment information

For additional details and photos, use this link.