The Commencement Ceremony is a profound rite of passage. The ceremony itself encompasses the history and tradition of the University. The University commends you for all of your hard-work and dedication to your academic studies. We are truly proud to have such accomplished Ragin' Cajun alumni and alumna. Commencement day is a joyous and celebratory day for both the University and our graduates.
Recent graduates have also become accustomed to a more personal touch provided at the Academic College Ceremony. We are committed to continuing this tradition. To that effect, multiple consecutive ceremonies, by college, will be held on the same day, allowing each graduate to walk and be recognized by name.
Attendance at Graduation
To ensure the safety of students, staff and family members attending the Commencement Exercises, increased security measures will be implemented by the University. The goal is to ensure the safety and security of everyone attending Commencement, without in any way detracting from the main purpose of this event, which is to recognize and celebrate the graduates.
University Police will examine the contents of all purses, bags, packages, etc. of persons entering the venues.
*NEW* Please note that a clear bag policy is being enforced.
- Allowed: Small purse, with or without a strap, may not exceed 6.5" x 4.5" x 1"
- Also approved: diaper bag for age-appropriate children and equipment bag for medical items
- Binoculars allowed, however, its bag must meet size guidelines above or be in a clear bag
DO NOT BRING: large purses, bags, backpacks, wrapped gifts or items that could block the view of others (i.e. large balloon, signs, etc.).
Gifts & Memorabilia