LSU Awards More Than 4,500 Degrees During Spring Commencement

May 19, 2023

BATON ROUGE – LSU awarded 4,514 degrees to graduates at the university’s 310th commencement exercises today. These new LSU alumni and their hometowns can be viewed on the LSU Graduates List and the LSU Commencement website.

The spring graduating class represents 58 Louisiana parishes, 49 states and 63 countries. Women comprise 59.11 percent of the class, and men comprise 40.89 percent. The youngest graduates are 19, while the oldest is 72 years old. Among the graduates are 34 LSU employees. In addition, the university awarded the most degrees to Hispanic or Latino and Asian students ever during a spring semester.

Graduates receive a digital version of their diploma—inspired by the diploma awarded to students in 1899, on graduation day, along with a diploma cover. Printed diplomas will be shipped to graduates.

Every degree candidate’s name is called individually at separate ceremonies for each college held at various locations on campus on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20.

This spring, 217 students graduated with honors, including 73 students who received the University Medal for graduating with the highest undergraduate grade-point averages in the class.

The LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College graduated 99 students who earned College Honors or Upper Division Honors distinctions. These students participated in a specific honors program and successfully completed and defended an undergraduate thesis.

The Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership, or CCELL, in conjunction with LSU Campus Life, is pleased to announce 26 seniors will graduate with the Engaged Citizen distinction for Spring 2023, the program's largest cohort to date. Collectively, the Spring 2023 graduates have earned 402 service-learning credit hours and have volunteered approximately 3,340 hours across their local and global communities during their academic tenure at LSU.

This semester, 84 graduates across eight colleges were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award. This is the largest class of Distinguished Communicator graduates to date. 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, sought one-on-one mentorships with faculty and have built websites that display their communication competencies and professional talents, both in and beyond the classroom. 

The LSU Athletics Department, the Tiger Athletic Foundation, the National L Club and the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes on Thursday, May 18, honored its class of graduating seniors and graduate students at “The Tribute” in the Lawton Room of Tiger Stadium.

Fifteen graduates were recognized during the Spring ROTC Commissioning Ceremony on Thursday, May 18, in the LSU Student Union Theater. Lt. Gen. Milford H. Beagle, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kan., served as keynote speaker for the ceremony and gave the commissioning oath.

Media Note: Visit the LSU Commencement website to view lists of graduates, honors graduates and online graduates, Dean's List and President's Honor Roll students. The lists include graduates who have authorized the release of their names.