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Commencement Ceremony

Chancellor Brenda Hellyer speaking at commencement

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Minute Maid Park  2 pm

#SJCGrad2018

Congratulations on your achievement. San Jacinto College District recognizes that commencement is a milestone in our graduates' lives and, as such, we strive to ensure that everybody enjoys their experience. Please consult the commencement website for updated information regarding the ceremony details and guest information.

>>Watch the Live Stream of the ceremony<<

The live stream will be available 1 hour before the commencement ceremony.

Featured Speaker: Congressman Gene Green

Gene GreenCongressman Gene Green was first elected to Congress from the 29th Congressional District of Texas in 1992 after twenty years in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate. In 1996, Green was appointed to the powerful U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which he continues to serve on today. 

For the 115th Congress, he is the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Health, and also serves on the Subcommittee on Energy, Subcommittee on Environment, and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. 

Since being elected to the House of Representatives, Rep. Green has been a champion of health issues, energy, education, labor, domestic manufacturing, and preserving Social Security and veterans benefits. He has worked hard to improve access to quality health care, support initiatives to improve our economy and job training, and maintain financial aid for students.

Rep. Green has been involved in a number of local issues and projects. He has been instrumental in securing federal funds for the expansion of the Port of Houston and Houston METRO’s light rail; supporting the expansion of community health centers in the Houston area, and pushing legislation to declare the Buffalo Bayou a National Heritage Area. Rep. Green also organizes many annual events in the 29th District that serve the community. His annual "Citizenship Day" and "Immunization Day" are two of his most successful annual events, along with dozens of neighborhood town hall meetings each year.

Green, a native Houstonian, graduated from Jeff Davis High School. He received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston in 1971. He attended Bates College of Law at the University of Houston and was admitted as a member of the State Bar of Texas in 1977.

In 1970 he married Helen Albers Green. Helen retired after teaching math in the Aldine Independent School District for 26 years. They have two children; Dr. Angela Green Hewlett and Christopher Green, and four grandchildren, Lauren, Braden, Dylan and Tristan. The Green family attends Spring Woods United Methodist Church in Houston.

Applying for graduation and attending commencement

Applying for graduation is very important to both our students and to the college. There is a graduation application deadline date published each semester on the San Jacinto College academic calendar, students who apply for graduation by that date ensure their names will appear in the commencement program. Students may still apply for graduation after the published date up until the last day of class. We encourage students to apply as early as possible.

Students need to apply whether they intend to walk in the commencement ceremony or not. All students who apply for graduation will receive the invitation to RSVP for commencement, regardless of what they indicated on their graduation application. All students are encouraged to attend the commencement ceremony to celebrate the completion of this important milestone in their academic career.

See the Apply For Graduation web page for more details..