Commencement Stories

 

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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ROTC Cadets Commissioned as Part of Fall Commencement Exercises

Two LSU graduates were recognized during LSU’s fall commissioning ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 19, in Dalton Woods Auditorium. Brig. Gen. Keith Waddell of the Louisiana Army National Guard served as keynote speaker for the ceremony.

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Four LSU Graduates Earn Engaged Citizen Distinction

The Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership, or CCELL, in conjunction with LSU Campus Life, are pleased to announce four seniors will graduate with the Engaged Citizen Distinction during LSU’s 300th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 20.

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LSU to Hold 300th Commencement Exercises on Friday, Dec. 20

LSU is expected to break a number of records during the university’s 300th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 20, when around 1,900 graduates will be recognized.

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LSU Awards 609 Degrees at Summer Commencement

LSU alumnus and Chair of the Board of Supervisors James Williams delivered the keynote address, and 609 students received degrees during LSU’s 299th commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2.

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LSU Employees Recognized at 2019 Summer Commencement

On Friday, Aug. 2, LSU held its 299th commencement exercises and recognized 609 graduates, including 16 LSU faculty and staff members.

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LSU Board of Supervisors Chair James Williams to Deliver Keynote, Around 600 Degrees to be Awarded at August Commencement

Approximately 600 students are expected to graduate during LSU’s 299th commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, beginning at 9 a.m. LSU alumnus and Chair of the LSU Board of Supervisors James M. Williams will deliver the keynote address.

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Six Straight Years of Record-Breaking Graduating Classes for LSU

SEC Professor of the Year Gabriela González delivered the keynote address, and LSU graduated its largest and most diverse class ever at the university’s 298th commencement exercises on Friday, May 10.

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