LSUA holds commencement ceremonies at the end of both Fall and Spring semesters.
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Time: 10:00am (Graduates should report by 9:00am for lineup)
Processional (Order to the Stage)
The start of the ceremony is signified by the graduate processional. Graduates will proceed to the reserved area directly in front of the platform and remain standing. Seating will be reserved for graduates only. All seats should be filled before moving to the next row. An LSUA employee will be positioned at the beginning and end of each row to assist in seating.
Faculty will then process in, following the graduates, to the appropriate seating area.
The platform party which includes special guests and department chairs is led by Chancellor Guiyou Huang and will process in double file lines to the stage after the faculty processional. The platform party will ascend the steps and stand in front of their designated seats, except Dr. Huang who will move to the center lectern.
Awarding of Diplomas
At the appropriate time in the ceremony, Dr. Huang will announce the recipients of the Chancellor's Award.
Dr. John Rowan will recognize students graduating with Latin Honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude)
Dr. Rowan will then ask the associate degree candidates to stand for conferring of the degrees. After associate degrees are conferred and the candidates are seated, Dr. Rowan will ask the baccalaureate degree candidates to stand for conferring of the degrees. They will then be seated.
Graduates will then be presented their diploma cover. An LSUA employee will lead the graduates to the appropriate area to ascend the stage. At the appropriate time as the row of graduates shortens, an LSUA employee will lead the next row to the appropriate area until all diplomas have been awarded.
Following the benediction, as the recessional plays, Dr. Huang will lead the procession out followed by the platform party and the faculty. Graduates will exit in the same order as they entered (led by the first graduate).
There will be a photo opportunity with your departmental professors from 9:00am - 9:30am. Pictures can be taken together in front of the various LSUA backdrops.
The ceremony will be streamed live. Follow this link http://box-cast.tv/view/lsua-spring-2019-183976 to watch the ceremony in progress.
After the ceremony a recording of the ceremony will be available for an allotted time for your viewing pleasure.
Click here to watch the Fall 2018 Ceremony.
Click here to watch the Spring 2019 Ceremony.
Click here to view the Fall 2018 Commencement Program
Click here to view the Spring 2019 Commencement Program