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Ordering Information

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!

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


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 should be placed at Grad Expo. While we strongly recommend you order at Grad Expo, if you are unable to attend an option will be communicated with you before mid-semester via email.

Pickup & Purchasing

Graduates will pay for and pick up their cap and gown at a future date, which will be communicated to students before finals via email. If a graduate fails to pick up their regalia before the deadline, they will not be allowed to walk in their ceremony. 

  • When and Where do I pickup?
    • TBA


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.