Diploma Ceremonies

Diploma Ceremonies

Spring Commencement

Main Ceremony
The main ceremony is the last time that the entire graduating class gathers as one to celebrate commencement. During the event, degrees for all graduates will be conferred, and doctoral students will be hooded and will receive their diplomas individually.

Senior College Diploma Ceremonies
Diploma ceremonies for each senior college recognize bachelor’s and master’s degree students. Students’ names are called and they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas individually.

Diploma Ceremonies

Bag checks will be performed at the guest entrances of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) and the Maddox Fieldhouse. This is not the clear bag policy that is enforced for athletic events. 

11:00 a.m.      College of Engineering

Location: Maravich Assembly Center

Assemble: Assembly Center’s Southwest portal no later than 10:00 a.m. 

College of Agriculture

Location: Maddox Fieldhouse

Assemble: Maddox Fieldhouse no later than 10:15 a.m.

College of Music and Dramatic Arts

Location: LSU Student Union Theater

Assemble: Student Union Theater no later than 10:15 a.m.

 

12:00 p.m.    School of the Coast and Environment

Location: Dalton Woods Auditorium, Energy, Coast & Environment Building

Assemble: Energy, Coast and Environment Building Rotunda Lobby no later than 11:30 a.m.

School of Veterinary Medicine

Location: Room 1212-C, School of Veterinary Medicine

Assemble: Room 1212-C of the School of Veterinary Medicine Building no later than 11:45 a.m.

 

1:30 p.m.      College of Art and Design

Location: LSU Student Union Theater

Assemble: Student Union Theater no later than 12:45 p.m.

 

2:00 p.m.       College of Human Sciences and Education

Location: Maravich Assembly Center

Assemble: Assembly Center’s northwest portal no later than 1:00 p.m. Procession begins at 1:45 p.m.

Manship School of Mass Communication

Location: Maddox Fieldhouse

Assemble: Maddox Fieldhouse no later than 1:15 p.m.

 

5:00 p.m.      College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Location: Maravich Assembly Center

Assemble: Maravich Assembly Center’s southwest and northwest portals no later than 4:15 p.m.

College of Science

Location: Maddox Fieldhouse

Assemble: Maddox Fieldhouse no later than 4:15 p.m. Procession begins at 4:45 p.m.

 

8:00 p.m.          E. J. Ourso College of Business

Location: Maravich Assembly Center

Assemble: Maravich Assembly Center’s southwest and northwest portals no later than 7:15 p.m. Procession begins at 7:45 p.m.


 

 

Summer Commencement

Main Ceremony
All LSU graduates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral candidates receive degrees at the Main Ceremony.

The Main Ceremony is the only ceremony for summer commencement.

Fall Commencement

Senior College Diploma Ceremonies
All degrees, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral, are awarded at Senior College Diploma Ceremonies.

Louisiana State University does not conduct a Main Ceremony in December. All degrees are conferred at the diploma ceremonies.

Please Note

We want you to enjoy this significant milestone in your life, but we also want the rights and safety of others respected. Therefore, alcoholic beverages and compressed air noise makers will not be allowed on the Assembly Center floor or at the Diploma Ceremonies.