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Ordering Information

The Alumni Association, Registrar's Office, and the Ragin' Cajun Store host the Grad Expo for all graduates to attend as a one-stop shop for their commencement needs. All students who have applied for graduation will receive information regarding Grad Expo roughly two to three (2-3) weeks prior to the event. At Expo, graduates can expect to do the following: Order cap and gown (pick-up and payment at later date), order personalized announcements and invitations, order official Louisiana Ring, receive information on the UL Alumni Association, and much more!

Fall 2021 Grad Expo
Tuesday, September 28

Visit the Virtual Grad Expo
Link will go live on Tuesda, September 28th


Commencement is an academic event and all candidates are required to wear the University-approved Cap and Gown. Dark clothing and shoes are recommended; this will coordinate with the custom academic gowns. You will not be permitted to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies without the proper University approved attire.


Orders for caps, gowns, and master's and doctoral hoods must be placed with The Ragin' Cajuns Store at Grad Expo. If you are unable to attend Grad Expo or you have any questions, please contact The Ragin' Cajun Store.

Pickup & Purchasing

Graduates will pay for and pick up their cap and gown at The Ragin' Cajuns Store, located on St. Mary Blvd/Rex Street. If a graduate fails to pick up their regalia before the deadline, they must pick it up on graduation day from The Ragin' Cajun Store trailer located outside of the Cajundome.

  • When do I pickup?
    • TBD


Orders for personalized announcements can be placed at Grad Expo or with Balfour online by visiting:

University Ring

Orders for rings can be placed at Grad Expo or with Balfour online by visiting:

  • Spring and Fall Ceremonies: Please note that rings must be ordered at Grad Expo to be available for the Ring Ceremony.
  • Summer Ceremonies: Please note that rings ordered will not be ready in time for the Summer Commencement Ceremony.