Following one of the most unique fall semesters ever held at LSU, the university held it’s most unique commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 18. For only the second time in LSU history, graduation took place in Tiger Stadium, where 1,966 degrees were conferred on fall 2020 graduates.
In light of the overwhelming feedback we have received in support of an in-person December commencement ceremony, we are pleased to announce that we will offer an in-person ceremony after all, for those who choose to participate. The ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 18, in Tiger Stadium, with the time to be determined once we receive feedback from all our graduates.
After exploring many possibilities for how to safely try to hold our August commencement ceremony, we have made the difficult decision to conduct a virtual ceremony on August 7. We know this news will disappoint many of our graduates and their families, but the safety of our LSU community is our utmost priority.
This semester, a total of 154 students graduated from the LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College. Among these, 74 students earned College Honors and 11 students earned Upper Division Honors Distinction. These students participated in a specific honors program and successfully completed and defended an undergraduate thesis.
On Friday, May 15, LSU honored more than 4,000 spring graduates with a virtual graduation celebration, and during the ceremony, 4,347 degrees were conferred. The virtual graduation watch party took place on the LSU Facebook page, and following the ceremony, all the graduates names were displayed on the scoreboards in Tiger Stadium.
On Friday, May 15, LSU honored more than 4,000 spring graduates with a virtual graduation celebration, and during the ceremony, 4,347 degrees were conferred, including 27 degrees awarded to LSU employees.
LSU's 51 student-athlete graduates were honored virtually on Thursday night as the school hosted its annual "Tribute", a ceremony where each graduate is presented with their special student-athlete graduate stole.
During the May 2020 graduation celebration, 44 graduates across six colleges will receive the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal.
During December 2019 Commencement, seven graduates across five colleges received the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal. Recipients of this honor are outstanding writers and speakers, with a strong command of visual literacy and technological communication. They have earned high GPAs in their communication-intensive courses throughout their baccalaureate years and have built websites that display their communication competencies and professional talents.
LSU recognized 1,986 graduates at the university’s 300th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 20. The 1,986 degrees awarded is a new record for LSU’s fall graduation. In addition, the university awarded the most degrees to female, African American, Asian and Hispanic students ever during a fall semester. This fall, LSU also saw the most degrees ever awarded to veteran students, students on Pell grants and students awarded the Pelican Promise.
Two LSU graduates were recognized during LSU’s fall commissioning ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 19, in Dalton Woods Auditorium. Brig. Gen. Keith Waddell of the Louisiana Army National Guard served as keynote speaker for the ceremony.
The Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership, or CCELL, in conjunction with LSU Campus Life, are pleased to announce four seniors will graduate with the Engaged Citizen Distinction during LSU’s 300th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 20.
LSU is expected to break a number of records during the university’s 300th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 20, when around 1,900 graduates will be recognized.
LSU alumnus and Chair of the Board of Supervisors James Williams delivered the keynote address, and 609 students received degrees during LSU’s 299th commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2.
On Friday, Aug. 2, LSU held its 299th commencement exercises and recognized 609 graduates, including 16 LSU faculty and staff members.