Congratulations, Fall 2021 graduates!
The Fall 2021 Commencement ceremony schedule can be found below.
|B.I. Moody III College of Buisness Administration||Friday, December 17||9:00 AM||Cajundome|
|College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions||Friday, December 17||9:00 AM||Cajundome Convention Center|
|College of Engineering||Friday, December 17||12:30 PM||Cajundome|
|College of the Arts||Friday, December 17||12:30 PM||Cajundome Convention Center|
|Graduate School||Friday, December 17||4:00 PM||Cajundome|
|College of Liberal Arts||Saturday, December 18||9:00 AM||Cajundome|
|University College||Saturday, December 18||9:00 AM||Cajundome Convention Center|
|Ray P. Authement College of Sciences||Saturday, December 18||12:30 PM||Cajundome|
|College of Education||Saturday, December 18||12:30 PM||Cajundome Convention Center|
Bachelor's graduates will attend their individual college ceremony. Doctorate and Master's will attend the
Graduate School ceremony.
All graduates (Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree) attend their college ceremony in full regalia.
Because Louisiana has loosened restrictions surrounding COVID-19, the capacity for the Fall 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
Due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 Delta variant cases, the University will be taking precautions to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and family members attending the Commencement ceremony.
Masks or Face Coverings Required
All graduates and guests in attendance at the ceremony ARE REQUIRED to wear a mask for the duration of the ceremony.
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.
All seats on the arena floor will be placed 6 feet apart.
We ask that family members sit together in sections that will be marked in groups/pods of 12 seats. The groups/pods will be 6 feet from other groupings of families.
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.).
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 Fall 2021 Commencement ceremony will be available on the Cajundome's website.