Summer Commencement

Friday, August 16, 2024

This event will be held indoors. 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 invited to walk across the stage while their names are called.
  • Doors will open for each event approximately one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. 
  • At the culmination of the ceremony, graduates and their guests should plan to meet outside the venue. 
  • LSU's clear bag policy is in effect for all athletic venues to prioritize public safety while streamlining the screening and entry process. Only CLEAR tote bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” will be allowed into LSU Athletics venues. One-gallon clear plastic bags and/or small handheld clutch purses, not larger than 4.5” X 6.5”, will also be allowed to enter. All backpacks, regardless of size, are prohibited. Exceptions will only be made for those with approved medical needs. All bags are subject to search and inspection. Reminder, diaper bags that do not meet the clear bag policy guidelines will not be admitted. For more information, please visit



9:00 a.m. 

Main Ceremony
Location: Maravich Assembly Center

Doctoral Degree Candidates and Major Professors

Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the northern entrance to Assembly Center - located next to the gymnastics training facility. Graduates may not be admitted after 8:30 a.m.

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Candidates

Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Assembly Center. Check-in will be separated by senior college, with check-in locations located between the ramps on south side of the PMAC. Graduates may not be admitted after 8:30 a.m.