Guest Information

Spring 2022 Commencement

Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 7pm - NRG Stadium

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 – 7:00 pm – The event will start promptly at 7:00 pm

Location: NRG Stadium, NRG Parkway, Houston, TX 77054

Parking: $20 per car in the Blue Lot.

Guest Entrance: Guests will enter Bud Plaza and go to the left to the Ford Gate entrance. Gates will open at 5:30 pm for guest seating. Guest will have to go through baggage check upon arrival at the stadium.

Tickets: There are no tickets required for the commencement, seating is available on a first come basis. Once gates are open guests will be directed to open seating.  There are no limits to the number of guests allowed per graduate.

Small Children: The ceremony can be a long event for small children to sit quietly through.  Please take this into consideration when considering who should attend. 

Live streaming:  The commencement ceremony will be lived streamed on the day of the event.  The link will become live approximately, one hour prior to the event, at .  Only those who walk across the stage will have their names called at the ceremony.

NRG Stadium Information

Balloons: Helium balloons are NOT allowed inside the stadium.

Strollers: Strollers are NOT allowed in the seating area; it is recommended that strollers are left in the car.

Concession stands: Concession stands will NOT be open during the ceremony.

Seating: Seating is available on a first come basis. Stadium ushers will be available to assist guests with mobility issues on the day of the event.  Guests do not need to notify us prior to arriving at the ceremony regarding mobility issues. 

After The Ceremony

Exiting:  Guests are asked to remain seated as graduates are walked out.  Graduates can meet their families outside in Bud Plaza after the ceremony.