146th Commencement

May 14, 2020

Lakefront Arena



Important Deadlines

January 22nd

Commencement Eligibility

All eligible graduates must be added to the commencement list by this date. 


February 14th 

Special Request for Name Change

All name changes must be submitted to the registrar's office. No name changes will be permitted after this date.

If you know that your name will change between Feb. 14th and May 13th, then you must inform the registrar's office by Feb. 14th to discuss your options. 


April 17th

Financial Aid Exit Interview

Any student that received any form of financial aid is required to complete the Financial Aid Exit Interview. 


April 24th  

Special Request for Diploma Presentation

Students must submit a written request to the Dean to have someone other than the Dean present diplomas. Considerations are given for a family member employed as an LSUHSC full-time faculty member or an elected official. The request must include: student name, name of presenter, relationship, and LSUHSC affiliation. 


May 1st

Financial Obligation

All candidates for graduation should pay all fees, fines and other obligations. Your diploma cannot be released until all financial obligations have been met.



School of Allied Health: May 13th

School of Dentistry: May 13th

School of Graduate Studies: May 11th

School of Medicine: May 13th

School of Nursing: May 13th

School of Public Health: May 13th


Graduation Announcements

Announcements can be purchased through the following website: collegegrad.herffjones.com

The bookstore also carries blank announcements, which are similar to the online version with the seal on the front but are blank on the inside.


 Day of Schedule

  8:30am - Graduates report to the gymnasium 

9:00am - Guests may enter the arena

10am - Commencement procession begins