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Diploma Ceremonies

Commencement activities vary by semester. For up-to-date information, please visit the LSU commencement website.

Fall

Senior College Diploma Ceremonies

LSU does not hold a Main Ceremony in December. All degrees are awarded during the Senior College Diploma Ceremonies.

Spring

Senior College Diploma Ceremonies

Diploma ceremonies for each senior college recognize Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students. Students’ names are called and they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.

Main Ceremony

The main ceremony is the last time that the entire graduating class gathers as one to celebrate commencement. During the event, degrees for all graduates will be conferred, and doctoral students will be hooded and will receive their diplomas individually.

Summer

Main Ceremony

All LSU graduates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral candidates receive degrees at the Main Ceremony, the only ceremony held for summer commencement.