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Spring 2022 Grad Expo

Wednesday, February 9
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UL Lafayette Alumni House

Visit the Virtual Grad Expo
Link will go live on Wednesday, February 9

The Alumni Association and the Registrar's Office 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!


Regalia

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.

Ordering

Orders for caps, gowns, and master's and doctoral hoods should be placed at Grad Expo. However, not everyone will be able to attend, please see information below. 

  • Bachelor & Master Students
    • Already Ordered 
      • If you placed an order at expo, you will be able to pay and pick up your cap and gown beginning Friday, April 1 in the Union Bookstore location (620 McKinley St, Lafayette, LA 70504).
        • Payments can only be accepted in store, NOT over the phone.
    • Ordering Online
      • ​Utilize the following link to order online: https://louisiana.shopoakhalli.com/purchasewizard/Welcome
        • Ships directly from Oak Hall. Shipping fee $13.95.
        • Deadline to order online: Sunday, April 10.
        • If you miss the online ordering, you MUST physically go to the Union Bookstore location (620 McKinley St, Lafayette, LA 70504) to purchase a cap and gown.
          • Payments can only be accepted in store, NOT over the phone. 
    • Order In Store
      • If you did not order at expo and do not want to order online, please visit the Union Bookstore location (620 McKinley St, Lafayette, LA 70504) starting Friday, April 1.
        • Payments can only be accepted in store, NOT over the phone.
    • Pricing
      • Bachelor Cap, Gown & Tassel - $51.98
      • Master Cap, Gown, Tassel & Hood - $91.96
      • Tassel Only - $5.98
      • Cap Only - $9.98
      • Hood Only - $32.98
  • Doctoral Students
    • Already Ordered
      • If you placed an order at expo, you will be able to pay and pick up your cap and gown beginning Friday, April 1 in the Union Bookstore location (620 McKinley St, Lafayette, LA 70504).
        • Payments can only be accepted in store, NOT over the phone.
    • Ordering Online
      • This option is not available at this time for doctoral gowns due to the complexity of the order. 
    • Order In Store
      • ​Purchasing Regalia
        • If you did not order at expo, please visit the Union Bookstore location (620 McKinley St, Lafayette, LA 70504) no later than Wednesday, March 16.
          • This date ensures that you will be able to receive your cap and gown in time for the ceremony.
          • Payments can only be accepted in store, NOT over the phone.
        • Pricing
          • Doctoral Custom Gown - $670.00
          • Doctoral Custom Hood - $161.00
          • Doctoral Custom Tam Purchase - $108.00
          • Doctoral Custom Order Shipping Fee - $15.95
      • Renting Regalia
        • If you did not order at expo, please visit the Union Bookstore location (620 McKinley St, Lafayette, LA 70504) no later than Wednesday, March 31.
          • Payments can only be accepted in store, NOT over the phone.
        • Pricing
          • Doctoral Student Cap, Gown, & Tassel Rental - $80.98
          • Doctoral Student Hood Rental - $37.98
          • Doctoral Student Rental Deposit - $100.00

Final Notes

  • Union Bookstore (620 McKinley St, Lafayette, LA 70504) Store Hours
    • Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Cap and gowns must be picked up and paid for by Thursday, May 12.
    • If you fail to get a cap and gown, you will not be allowed to walk at Commencement.
  • The absolute final deadline to get a cap and gown, which must be purchased physically at the Union Bookstore location (620 McKinley St, Lafayette, LA 70504), is Thursday, May 12.

Announcements

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


University Ring

Orders for rings can be placed at Grad Expo or with Balfour online by visiting: www.balfour.com/louisianaring.

  • 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.