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Commencement

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Have done everything needed for graduation? Visit the Graduation Checklist.

All undergraduate and master candidates are required to attend the College of Education commencement ceremony AND the General Assembly in full regalia. All doctoral candidates are required to attend the General Assembly in full regalia.

NOTE: If you are an undergraduate or a master's degree candidate, you will receive your diploma after General Assembly at 11:00 a.m.

NOTE: Be sure to check your student account through ULink to ensure there aren't any outstanding holds, including parking tickets, fines, outstanding unpaid tuition balances, that will prevent you from graduating. You will be allowed to graduate until ALL outstanding holds are cleared.

Grad Expo

At the Grad Expo graduates can order personalized graduation announcements, order your cap & gown, order your UL Lafayette class ring, speak with Alumni representatives about a FREE one-year membership to the UL Lafayette Alumni Association, and have your picture taken in a cap & gown by a professional photographer. 

Cap and Gown Pick-up

Candidates must pick-up caps and gowns at the Bookstore.

Outstanding Holds

Candidates must clear all holds prior to commencement. If you are unsure whether you currently have a Hold, please check ULink.

NOTE: A hold will prevent you from receiving your diploma and an official transcript until the Hold is cleared.

College of Education Ceremony

During the College of Education commencement ceremony, candidates are conferred and individually recognized on stage. We encourage you to invite your friends and family members to the commencement ceremony. The commencement ceremony is held at 8:30 a.m. in the Cajundome Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A & B. The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.

NOTE: You must arrive at 7:30 a.m. for check-in and line-up in the Cajundome in the Blue Corner.

General Assembly

In addition to the College of Education commencement ceremony, all students are required to attend the General Assembly at 11:00 a.m. at the Cajundome. Students from all colleges on the campus at UL Lafayette are recognized at the General Assembly. All doctoral candidates are hooded during the assembly.

NOTE: Candidates should arrive at 10:15 a.m. for check-in and line-up in the Cajundome in the Red Corner. Candidates with a 4.0 cumulative GPA should arrive at 10:15 a.m. in the Blue corner for check-in and line-up.

Graduation in Absentia

Attendance for the College of Education Ceremony as well as General Assembly is mandatory. Only candidates who have applied for absentia using the appropriate Absentia Form and are granted approval by the Dean of Education will have their degree conferred in absentia. Forms should be submitted to Tiffany Taylor in Maxim Doucet, Room 114 or emailed to ttaylor@louisiana.edu

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions regarding graduation, please call the Dean's office at 337-482-6678.