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Fall 2019 winter commencement marked the first time the university split commencement into two ceremonies. For Fall 2020 winter commencement, not only will the ceremonies occur over two days, but they will be split into four separate ceremonies. This semester’s commencement will honor Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 graduates.

Commencement alterations impact spring, summer and fall graduates

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter November 2, 2020

After having neither a Spring or Summer 2020 commencement ceremony, the university has developed plans to honor those graduates through an in-person winter ceremony at Strawberry Stadium in December, along...

Last semester’s commencement ceremony proceeded with no knowledge of what was to come the following semester. The university notified Spring 2020 graduates that commencement will be postponed and no longer be held in May due to the current social limitations.

Seniors share feelings about their final year

Jacob Lofton , Staff Reporter May 12, 2020

For many graduating seniors, their final semester as a student at the university has been unusual.  On March 26, students were notified via a student notice email that the Spring Commencement ceremony...

The university will live stream commencement on different media platforms. Multiple changes will be happening to the upcoming Fall 2019 commencement.

Changes in winter graduation ceremonies

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter December 10, 2019

The university is presenting a new graduation arrangement for its students and guests. This semester, commencement will be separated into two ceremonies. Both ceremonies will take place in the University...

Twin ceremonies will fix overcrowding at commencement

Twin ceremonies will fix overcrowding at commencement

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-chief October 4, 2019

You are wearing green gown drapes over your body and the awkwardly-fitting cap to compliment it. Standing in line with other seniors, you hear “Pomp and Circumstance” start to play, and you begin...

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Dylan Meche , Staff Reporter October 2, 2019

Due to the increasing number of students graduating, the university is making changes to its commencement ceremonies. Beginning this December, the university will host two commencement ceremonies. Both...

Graduates celebrate during Fall 2018 Commencement. This semester’s event is scheduled for May 18. Dr. Kay Maurin, assistant vice president for enrollment management, Patrick Gipson, police lieutenant, and Scott Nunez, director of the University Center, help run commencement.

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter May 14, 2019

This weekend, over 1,000 students will walk across the stage at commencement. For the second time in the university’s history, the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, May 18, will be livestreamed. The...

At the spring commencement on May 18, Ben Nevers, a former Louisiana House and Senate member,  will receive an honorary doctorate for his work advocating for education.

Nevers to receive honorary doctorate

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter May 13, 2019

Ben Nevers, a former Louisiana House and Senate member, will be honored with a Doctor of Humanities degree during spring commencement. Dr. John Crain, president of the university, believes Nevers has...

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