Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be conferred during the University of Louisiana's Fall 2016 Commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Cajundome and Convention Center.
The General Assembly will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cajundome. Doctoral candidates will be hooded at this session. All graduating seniors and faculty members will attend, wearing full academic regalia.
Lloyd J. "Red" Lerille will give the Commencement speech. A 1987 graduate of the University, Lerille received the UL alumni Association's Outstanding Alumni Award in 2002. He owns Red Lerille's Health and Racquet Club. Lerille will receive an honorary doctorate of educational leadership during the General Assembly.
Alumnus Donald Mosing, '50, will receive an honorary doctorate of systems engineering. Mosing was the longtime president of the family business known today as Frank's International, N.V. He retired in 2011. The publicly traded company has 3,000 employees in 40 locations across the U.S. and around the world.
The General Assembly will be broadcast on the Internet via a livestream.
It can be accessed for free via computer, smartphone or tablet. Users can create an account or log in with their Facebook account information at https://livestream.com/accounts/18327140/events/6763833
Master's and bachelor's degrees will be conferred at ceremonies for each academic college. A schedule and locations are below.
8:30 a.m. College of Liberal Arts
1:30 p.m. B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration
Cajundome Convention Center - Festival Ballroom (2nd floor)
8:30 a.m. College of the Arts
1:30 p.m. Ray P. Authement College of Sciences
Cajundome Convention Center - Exhibit Hall B (1st floor)
8:30 a.m. College of Education
1:30 p.m. College of Engineering
8:30 a.m. College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
1:30 p.m. University College
Parking for the general public will be available at Cajun Field; motorists are encouraged to enter through Gate 8 on West Congress Street, and through Gate 11 on Souvenir Gate.
Security measures will be in place at the Cajundome and Convention Center, and at Bourgeois Hall. University Police officers will examine the contents of purses, bags, and packages of attendees. Extremely large bags or oversized packages won't be permitted inside the Commencement venues.
Social media posts tagged with the #RaginGrads hashtag will be displayed on screens throughout the Cajundome shortly before and for a short time after the General Assembly. Find the University's page dedicated to the hashtag at Ragin' Grads Tagboard.
Learn more about Fall 2016 Commencement at commencement.louisiana.edu