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Summer 2021 Ceremony

Congratulations, Summer 2021 graduates!

Ceremony Schedule

The Summer 2021 Commencement ceremony schedule can be found below. 

College Date Time Location
Commencement Ceremony Friday, August 6, 2021 10:00 AM Cajundome

**All graduates (Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree) attend the Commencement Ceremony in full regalia, where all degrees will be conferred.

Ticket Information

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

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


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.


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.


  • 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

Masks required on campus

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.

Watch the Live Stream

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