Commencement Stories

 

LSU Honors Close to 7,000 Graduates from 2020 with In-Person Ceremonies

05/14/2021
Keeping his word, President Tom Galligan recognized the LSU 2020 graduates with in-person ceremonies on Friday, May 14, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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LSU Graduates More than 4,000 During Spring Commencement

05/07/2021
LSU awarded 4,094 degrees during the university’s 304th commencement exercises, held Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, at various college ceremonies held across campus.

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LSU Employees Recognized During May Commencement

05/07/2021
During spring commencement, the universtiy honored more than 4,000 graduates, including 44 LSU employees who received degrees.

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May 2021 Ogden Honors College Graduates

One hundred and forty eight Ogden Honors College students graduated on Thursday, May 6. Sixty two students were awarded College Honors, LSU’s highest graduation distinction, which includes the Upper Division Honors Distinction.

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LSU to Hold 304th Commencement Exercises May 7-8

05/06/2021
On Friday May 7, and Saturday, May 8, the university will award more than 4,000 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies.

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LSU Sets Record in Awarding 1,966 Degrees During Fall Commencement

Following one of the most unique fall semesters ever held at LSU, the university held it’s most unique commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 18. For only the second time in LSU history, graduation took place in Tiger Stadium, where 1,966 degrees were conferred on fall 2020 graduates.

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December Commencement Ceremony

In light of the overwhelming feedback we have received in support of an in-person December commencement ceremony, we are pleased to announce that we will offer an in-person ceremony after all, for those who choose to participate. The ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 18, in Tiger Stadium, with the time to be determined once we receive feedback from all our graduates.

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August Graduation

After exploring many possibilities for how to safely try to hold our August commencement ceremony, we have made the difficult decision to conduct a virtual ceremony on August 7. We know this news will disappoint many of our graduates and their families, but the safety of our LSU community is our utmost priority.

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Ogden Honors College Distinction Graduates

This semester, a total of 154 students graduated from the LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College. Among these, 74 students earned College Honors and 11 students earned Upper Division Honors Distinction. These students participated in a specific honors program and successfully completed and defended an undergraduate thesis.

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LSU Holds Virtual Graduation Celebration, Confers 4,347 Degrees

On Friday, May 15, LSU honored more than 4,000 spring graduates with a virtual graduation celebration, and during the ceremony, 4,347 degrees were conferred. The virtual graduation watch party took place on the LSU Facebook page, and following the ceremony, all the graduates names were displayed on the scoreboards in Tiger Stadium.

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LSU Employees Recognized During May Commencement

On Friday, May 15, LSU honored more than 4,000 spring graduates with a virtual graduation celebration, and during the ceremony, 4,347 degrees were conferred, including 27 degrees awarded to LSU employees.

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LSU Athletics Honors 51 Grads Virtually at 'The Tribute'

LSU's 51 student-athlete graduates were honored virtually on Thursday night as the school hosted its annual "Tribute", a ceremony where each graduate is presented with their special student-athlete graduate stole.

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Announcing May 2020 LSU Distinguished Communicators

During the May 2020 graduation celebration, 44 graduates across six colleges will receive the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal.

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Announcing December 2019 Distinguished Communicators

During December 2019 Commencement, seven graduates across five colleges received the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal. Recipients of this honor are outstanding writers and speakers, with a strong command of visual literacy and technological communication. They have earned high GPAs in their communication-intensive courses throughout their baccalaureate years and have built websites that display their communication competencies and professional talents.

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LSU Recognizes 1,986 Graduates at December Commencement, LSU’s Largest Fall Graduating Class Ever

LSU recognized 1,986 graduates at the university’s 300th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 20. The 1,986 degrees awarded is a new record for LSU’s fall graduation. In addition, the university awarded the most degrees to female, African American, Asian and Hispanic students ever during a fall semester. This fall, LSU also saw the most degrees ever awarded to veteran students, students on Pell grants and students awarded the Pelican Promise.

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