Q: What is the difference between the College Ceremony and the General Assembly?
A: College Ceremonies provide a specialized ceremony catered to the Bachelorette and Master's graduates. Forms of recognition are dependent on the college. The General Assembly is the university-wide ceremony with a distinguished speaker, conferring of the Doctoral candidates, and recognition of undergraduate 4.0 candidates, etc. All graduates are required to attended general assembly in full commencement regalia. All guest are encouraged and welcomed to attend!
Q: Are there accommodations for guest?
A: Special services are available to accommodate needs of guest. Information on accommodations can be viewed here.
Q: Will there be a photographer taking pictures? Will there be gifts available for purchase?
A: The University has exclusive arrangements in regards to floristry, photography and video. Information can be found here.
Q: Will there be any food available for purchase?
A: The Cajundomeand Convention Center will have have concessions available for purchase.
Q: Do I need tickets to attend a College Ceremony? General Assembly?
A: Tickets are not required for the majority of College Ceremonies, however, typically, in the Spring tickets are required for the following: College of the Arts & College of Science. In the Fall tickets are required for College of Sciences. During the Summer tickets are not required. **This information is subject to change. Specific information will be provided to graduates by their Academic Dean's office.
Tickets are not required for General Assembly.