The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will celebrate Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies over two days this spring at Cajun Field and Russo Park.

Undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred during individual ceremonies for the school's eight academic colleges and its Graduate School. Ceremonies for six academic colleges are set for Friday, May 14 while ceremonies for two academic colleges and the Graduate School will be held the next day.

In the past, graduates are celebrated at ceremonies for their respective colleges along with a General Assembly held at the Cajundome. However, just like the Fall 2020 Commencement, individual college ceremonies will be held at outdoor venues to ensure the health and safety of attendees. No General Assembly will be held.

Graduates will receive a set number of tickets for family and friends to attend individual ceremonies. Information about tickets will be emailed to graduates in the coming weeks. In addition:

  • Seating for graduates and spectators will be arranged to ensure social distancing.
  • Guests and graduates will be required to wear masks or face coverings.
  • Sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the venues.

Parking for family and friends who have tickets for individual ceremonies will be available outside each venue.

The University’s clear bag policy will be in place. Attendees can carry one small, clear bag and one small purse or clutch. University Police officers will examine bags and purses.

Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies will also be livestreamed on the University's Facebook page along with the Cajundome website.

Below is the complete schedule and locations for individual ceremonies.

Friday, May 14

Cajun Field

  • 8 a.m. – College of Engineering
  • 1 p.m. – College of Liberal Arts
  • 6 p.m. – Ray P. Authement College of Sciences

M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park

  • 8 a.m. – College of the Arts
  • 1 p.m. – College of Education
  • 6 p.m. – College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Saturday, May 15

Cajun Field

  • 8 a.m. – B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration
  • 6 p.m. – Graduate School

M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park

  • 8 a.m. – University College

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