Ceremony Information


Spring 2024

Location: Rapides Parish Coliseum, 5600 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM


Commencement will be held indoors at the Rapides Parish Coliseum and masks are recommended, but not required.

Please know that if the status of the pandemic changes, or if the state’s event guidelines change, commencement ceremony procedures could also change.

At this time, here is what you can expect:  

  • There will be no restrictions on the number of attending guests and tickets are not required.

  • Graduates will enter at the check-in area no later than 9:00 a.m. on the left side of the coliseum designated on the map. 
  • The commencement will be supported by professional event staff who will direct participants to appropriate seating.  Graduates will be invited to walk across the stage while their names are called. 
 Once seated, all guests should refrain from moving about the venue for the duration of the ceremony.

  • At the culmination of the ceremony, graduates and their guests should plan to meet outside the venue.

  • Only clear bags will be allowed due to the Rapides Parish Coliseum’s Clear Bag Policy. 


Additional Information

Order of Ceremony
ADA Information