MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Important notice:

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, the May 9 Commencement has been canceled.  
Additional information is available here.
Although the deans and staff are extremely disappointed, the health of graduates, their families and friends, and faculty, is a top priority - and your understanding of this difficult decision is appreciated.

Expected Arrival for Faculty

Faculty should plan to arrive at the venue by 9:00 am on the day of the ceremony to ensure that they will be dressed in their regalia and lined up in the correct order in time for the event. GSBS staff will be available to assist.

Regalia for Faculty

All faculty members are cordially invited to attend this memorable day. Regalia rental is free. To reserve your regalia, please complete this form. If you have any questions about the form, please contact Joy Lademora, 713-500-9872. We have a new regalia provider, Graduate Affairs so it is important that you complete the order form and submit on time. The deadline to order is March 31, 2020.  

Regalia Distribution

Rental regalia for faculty will be distributed at the ceremony site, pressed and ready to wear.  

Return of Regalia

Students and faculty should return their rented regalia package immediately after the graduation ceremony in the designated area. Unreturned regalia will be charged to you at its equivalent purchase amount of $418.00 (Ph.D.) and $248.00 (M.S.).