Commencement Ceremony

Chancellor Brenda Hellyer speaking at commencement


Saturday night’s San Jacinto College Commencement has been postponed to Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m., due to the potential for inclement and severe weather. The event location will remain at NRG Stadium.

May 17, 2019 - 7pm – NRG Stadium

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: Judge Jo Ann Delgado

Judge Jo Ann Delgado was elected Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1 of Harris County-the 4th largest county in U.S.-in January 2001. She was re-elected to a fifth term in 2016 (unopposed). Judge Delgado made history as elected the first Hispanic female to hold the office of Harris County Justice of the Peace. 

Judge Delgado brings to the bench more that 41 years of Justice Court and County Court Administrative experience.

As the justice courts continue to evolve the responsibility of presiding over school related issue is one major role the judge must preside over. This has been Judge Delgado’s greatest challenge yet most rewarding. Judge Delgado is committed to ensuring that students achieve academic excellence and meet graduation requirements

San Antonio, Texas

Third generation Texan
Married to Danny Puente
Resident of Houston for the last 45 years.


Graduate Charles H. Milby High School
A.A. Houston Community College
B.A. Business Administration, LeTourneau University
Certified Mediator, Dispute Resolution Harris County

Professional/Community Involvement:

Presiding Judge – Harris County Justice Courts 2007-2009
Texas Supreme Court Task Force
Texas Justice Court Training Center – Faculty Instructor
Justice of the Peace/Constable Association
Texas Justice Court  Judges Association
Texas  Municipal Courts Association
American Leadership Forum
Project Blue Print of Houston
Harris County Juvenile Board
East Harris County Juvenile Board
Harris County Precinct 1 Commission on Children
Sagemont Church
Sageglen HOA
Volunteer Cossaboom YMCA
South Belt Ellington Chamber of Commerce
South Houston Chamber of Commerce


Outstanding Leader Girl Scouts of San Jacinto
Latinas taking the Lead
Women Trailblazer San Jacinto College South
Leadership Award Houston Community College
Citizen of the Year South Belt Ellington Chamber
Humanitarian Award Houston Counseling Association
100 Hispanic Women in Leadership Award
Distinguish Member of College of Justice Court Judges
Pace Youth Program  Community Service Award
Tejano Center Community Service Award
Harmony Public School Public Servant Award
Solo Mujeres Magazine Sucesos – Mujer Del Ano En La Politica


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..