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Spring 2021 Ceremony

Louisiana has loosened restrictions surrounding COVID-19. In keeping with this update, the Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies will be held indoors at the Cajundome and Cajundome Convention Center.

All attendees must wear masks to the ceremonies. Masks will be enforced for all graduates and guests.

Ceremony Schedule

The Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony schedule can be found below. 
 

College Date Time Location
College of Engineering Friday, May 14 8:00 AM Cajundome
College of the Arts Friday, May 14 8:00 AM Cajundome Convention Center
College of Liberal Arts Friday, May 14 1:00 PM Cajundome
College of Education Friday, May 14 1:00 PM Cajundome Convention Center
Ray P. Authement College of Sciences Friday, May 14 6:00 PM Cajundome
College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions Friday, May 14 6:00 PM Cajundome Convention Center

 

College Date Time Location
B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration Saturday, May 15 8:00 AM Cajundome
University College Saturday, May 15 8:00 AM Cajundome Convention Center
Graduate School** Saturday, May 15 6:00 PM Cajundome

**All Masters and Doctoral candidates are to attend the Graduate School ceremony.

Ticket Information

Because Louisiana has loosened restrictions surrounding COVID-19, the capacity for all Spring 2021 ceremonies is at 100% and tickets are no longer required.

Attendees must wear masks. Masks will be enforced for all graduates and guests.

Pictures

A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate during the ceremony. An email detailing the procedure to order your photos from the photographer a few weeks after the ceremony.

Dress

Cap and Gown

  • What to wear underneath: Dark and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • The tassel should hang to the right side of the face, and the mortarboard is worn straight on the head with the point of the cap in the center of the forehead.

Shoes

  • Please be aware of the shoes that you choose to wear. All seating for graduates will be on turf and/or infield dirt.

Security/Covid 19 Precautions

Security & COVID 19 measures and precautions are in place to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and family members attending the Commencement ceremony.

Masks or Face Coverings

Attendees must wear masks. Masks will be enforced for all graduates and guests.

Social Distancing

All graduates and guests must observe social distancing guidelines of 6 feet when entering the venue, moving about the venue, or waiting to use the restroom or other facilities. Graduates and guests should follow instructions from event staff and sit in marked or designated areas to maintain social distance from other groups.

Bag Check

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.).     

Guest Seating

In order to maintain proper social distancing, available seats will be marked. Please do not sit in an area that is not marked properly.

Staff will be available to help answer any questions and to help with seating.

Guest Parking

Guests can park at Cajun Field for all ceremonies.

Watch the Live Stream

The Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony will be available on the Cajundome's website.