Commencement 2023

Saturday, June 3, Moody Gardens Convention Center, One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas

  • 8:00 AM Rehearsal. (Private)
  • 9:00 AM Doors open for guests. Time may vary, depending on completion of rehearsal
  • 10:00 AM Commencement.
  • Dean’s Reception. Following the ceremony, a reception for graduates and their guests will be held in the Floral Ballroom, 2nd floor, Convention Center.

Parking: Free parking is available in the parking garage next to the convention center.

UTMB John Sealy School of Medicine Commencement

Livestreaming available on day of event —

Moody Gardens Hotel & Resort Information:

One Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554
Cutoff for booking at the $229 rate is May 11, 2023
For reservations:
(888) 388-8484 or direct at (409) 741-8484
(must mention UTMB John Sealy School of Medicine "Commencement" for the rate)
Hotel information:

Faculty Regalia Orders:

Please use the following link to submit your order for the regalia rental:

  • Google Chrome is recommended, but any browser should work provided Flash in enabled.
  • Enter your 6-digit UTMB ID number (do not enter the 000 prefix).
  • Your email address is required to receive a confirmation.
  • To avoid late fees orders must be submitted by April 9, 2023.

Those participating in more than one UTMB spring ceremony should order using the link for the first scheduled ceremony (each school sends their own email) and add a note in the Comment section of the order that you will need to keep your regalia for the SOM ceremony.  The link shown above is specific for SOM.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Campus Store for assistance at (409) 772-1939.

Future Commencement Activity Dates:

  • June 1, 2024

Commencement Video Information