Fall Commencement | LSU Commencement

Fall Commencement

December 17th, 2021

These events will be held indoors. Masks will be required at all times. Please know that if the status of the pandemic changes, or if the state’s event guidelines change, these ceremonies could also change. At this time, here is what you can expect:

  • There will be no restrictions on the number of attending guests.
  • Graduates will be seated in physically distanced seats and will be invited to walk across the stage while their names are called.
  • There will be a minimal platform party and minimal attendance by LSU faculty to reduce the density of people at the ceremonies. Consequently, there will be no faculty processions at either of the ceremonies.
  • The commencement will be supported by professional event staff who will direct participants to appropriate seating, facilitate physical distancing and ensure appropriate use of masks.
  • Doors will open for each event approximately one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. Guests planning to sit together must enter the venue together, as the saving of seats will not be permitted due to physical distancing precautions.
  • Once seated, all guests should refrain from moving about the venue for the duration of the ceremony due to physical distancing and health precautions.
  • At the culmination of the ceremony, graduates and their guests should plan to meet outside the venue. The facility will need to be cleared in order for sanitation to take place before the following ceremony.
  • Clear bags will not be required. However, all bags will be subject to a search upon entry. 
Time   Activity
8:30 a.m.

E. J. Ourso College of Business
Location: Maravich Assembly Center
Check-in is between 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 8:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

College of Science
Location: Maddox Fieldhouse
Check-in is between 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 8:45 a.m.

 

Manship School of Mass Communication
Location: Student Union Theater
Check-in is between 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 8:45 a.m.

 

College of Music & Dramatic Arts
Location: Shaver Theatre
Check-in is between 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 8:45 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

College of Engineering
Location: Maravich Assembly Center
Check-in is between 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 11:15 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

School of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Room 1212-C, School of Veterinary Medicine
Check-in is between 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 11:45 a.m.

 

College of Art & Design
Location: Student Union Theater
Check-in is between 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 11:45 a.m. 

12:30 p.m.

College of Agriculture
Location: Maddox Fieldhouse
Check-in is between 11:15a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 12:15 p.m. 

3:00 p.m.

College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Location: Maravich Assembly Center
Check-in is between 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 2:45 p.m. 

 

College of the Coast & Environment
Location: Student Union Theater
Check-in is between 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 2:45 p.m.  

6:00 p.m.

College of Human Sciences & Education
Location: Maravich Assembly Center
Check-in is between 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Graduates may not be admitted after 5:45 p.m. 

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 noisemakers will not be allowed at the Diploma Ceremonies.