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SBMI Graduation

Class of 2021

Commencement Ceremony


Live Streaming

For Graduates and Guest unable to attend the in-person ceremony, you can watch the commencement beginning at 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd at: https://uthealth.conferencecontent.net/


For our Graduates

Graduates can begin checking in to MMP beginning at 11:30am through Union Station (at the corner of Crawford & Texas). You must be checked-in at the SBMI table no later than 12:30pm or you will be unable to participate in the ceremony. At check-in, you will receive a ticket with your seat assignment and a program, then will be directed to the park entrance where you will walk across the field to your seat.

Complimentary Parking is available for up to 1100 vehicles in Astros Parking Lots A/B/C/D. The Diamond Lot will be reserved for stage party and staff. Metered overflow parking is available in neighboring city-managed surface lots, fees vary.

Remember that UTHealth will be following the MMP Health and Safety Protocols https://www.mlb.com/astros/fans/updates. Outlined in the link is the bag policy, mobile ticketing assistance, etc. We will follow game day bag policy, so bags will not be permitted inside Minute Maid Park. Exceptions can be made for medical bags or manufactured diaper bags accompanying an infant. Single compartment clutches, wristlets, and hip/fanny packs that do not exceed 9”x5” will also be permitted.

After you cross the stage, there will be individual photos taken for purchase after the ceremony. They’ll collect your contact information at that time.

Candid photos will be uploaded to the SBMI Flickr account within a week after the ceremony.


For our Guests

The joint commencement ceremony is on Sunday, May 2nd at:

Minute Maid Park (MMP)
501 Crawford Street
Houston TX 77002
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Guest Entry will be open at Homeplate Entrance (on Texas) and at Right Field Gate (on Hamilton) beginning at 12 pm..

The MLB Ballpark App will need to be downloaded and setup with an email to receive and/or transfer tickets. The app will also be used to present tickets at the gates for entry. There will be no printed tickets accepted to accommodate a contact-free interaction with park staff.

Remember that UTHealth will be following the MMP Health and Safety Protocols https://www.mlb.com/astros/fans/updates. Outlined in the link is the bag policy, mobile ticketing assistance, etc. We will follow game day bag policy, so bags will not be permitted inside Minute Maid Park. Exceptions can be made for medical bags or manufactured diaper bags accompanying an infant. Single compartment clutches, wristlets, and hip/fanny packs that do not exceed 9”x5” will also be permitted. Strollers will not be permitted.

Upon entry, guests will go through a metal detector and be given a verbal wellness check. Masks will be required in all common areas and will be available if needed along with hand sanitizer stations.

Concession stands will not be open and no outside food or drink is allowed. Complimentary water will be available.

The ceremony will begin at 1pm and SBMI grads will be the first to cross the stage after opening remarks. The ceremony is scheduled to end by 4pm.