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Prior to Commencement

Prepare for Virtual Commencement

On May 15, 2020, the Spring 2020 graduating class will have a virtual Commencement ceremony. In preparation of that ceremony, you will need to share some information.

Provide Your Name Pronunciation

All graduates should receive an email from NameCoach, which is a service we're using to announce graduates' names during the virtual ceremony. In that email, there is a link for you to record your name to ensure that it is pronounced correctly during the ceremony.

Follow that link and record your name before May 1.

Submit a Photo, Quote & Video

All graduates should receive an email from StageClip, which is the service we're using to produce our virtual ceremony. Each graduate will have a short video that's customized with your name, degree information.

You can also customize your video with:

  • A photo of yourself, preferably in your cap and gown
  • A short written message (100 characters including spaces)
  • A short video message (no longer than 10 seconds)

Submit these items to StageClip before May 8 at 3 p.m.

Invite Your Family & Friends

Make sure your family and friends know that we're having a virtual ceremony, and they can tune in on May 15 at 10 a.m. on the University's website!

Post Your Photos with #RaginGrads

Share your graduation and celebration photos — and encourage your family and friends to post messages for the Class of 2020 — with #RaginGrads on social media.


Apply for Graduation

Potential candidates should proactively view the Academic Calendar to review University deadlines to apply for their degree. These deadlines are firm and in place to insure the ordering of diplomas and Commencement programs for graduates. Candidates can apply online for graduation via ULink.

Incomplete Grades

Students must have completed any incomplete (I) grades necessary for graduation at least two (2) weeks before the beginning of final exams, and the Registrar's Office must receive the "Change of Grade" card from the instructor at least two (2) weeks before commencement.

Transfer Work

Any graduating senior completing coursework at another institution needed to satisfy degree requirements at UL Lafayette must make sure that the UL Lafayette Office of Admissions is in receipt of the official grade transcript(s) no later than the Wednesday before Graduation.  If this deadline cannot be met, the student should meet with the University Registrar at UL Lafayette to explore other means of receiving the requisite grades.

Dropped Courses

Students must be aware that any course dropped (withdrawn) may adversly affect the completion of their degree requirements. As required, you must consult with your Academic Dean about the impact of withdrawing from a course.



Graduating seniors in debt to the University will be notified via email of that debt by the Registrar's Office multiple times leading up to Commencement.

NOTE: If a student fails to pay all debts by the deadline (will be in notification), the diploma will be withheld until all debts are cleared.