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.

Welcome, Families and Guests!

The GSBS staff always enjoys this event because it is the successful culmination of years of training for our students. We have watched over - and sometimes helped with - the trials, the tribulations, and the victories.  Seeing our students achieve this momentous goal and celebrating with their families and friends is very gratifying. We hope that you will find the ceremony enjoyable and memorable.

Below are some general guidelines for the event:

Travel and Lodging

The 2020 Commencement exercises of The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be held on Saturday, May 9, at the Rice University campus adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Driving directions to the Texas Medical Center can be found at here.

Lodging is available at the Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center ...conveniently located adjacent to both the Texas Medical Center and Rice University campus.


Hampton Inn & Suites Medical Center, 1715 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77054
Phone: 713-797-0040 


Marriott Courtyard Houston Medical Center, 7702 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-668-4500 


InterContinental Houston - Medical Center, 6750 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-422-2779