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LSU to Hold 288th Commencement Exercises on Friday, Dec. 18

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Approximately 1,800 potential graduates will be recognized during LSU’s 288th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 18.

There is no main ceremony for December commencement, but every degree candidate’s name will be called individually at separate ceremonies for each college. 

This semester, seven students are expected to earn College Honors, and one student is expected to earn Upper Division Honors Distinction from the LSU Honors College. These students participated in a specific honors program and successfully completed and defended an undergraduate thesis.

Some 99 potential honor graduates will be recognized during the ceremonies for having high GPAs and will be recognized as magna cum laude, summa cum laude and cum laude. Also included in the honor graduates are the nine potential University Medal recipients, who are expected to graduate with perfect grade point averages.

These nine students will also be recognized at a special ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 17, in the Recital Hall of the School of Music Building, located at the corner of Dalrymple Drive and Infirmary Road. Media wishing to take photos of the medalists should arrive at 3:15 p.m.

Fourteen graduates will be awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award this fall. These students earned this honor by meeting high standards set by faculty in various colleges and by the LSU Communication across the Curriculum program. The students earned high grade-point averages in communication-intensive courses – based on written, spoken, visual and technological communication – and have built digital portfolios, displayed as public websites, that include their communication projects from courses, internships, leadership roles and public service.

During the December commencement ceremonies, four degree candidates who took part in ROTC will be commissioned as second lieutenants from the LSU Army ROTC program. A separate commissioning ceremony will be held on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the Energy, Coast & Environment Building.

Diploma Ceremonies

8:30 a.m.      

College of Engineering
Location: Maravich Assembly Center
Assemble: Assembly Center no later than 7:45 a.m.
 
9:00 a.m.

College of Agriculture
Location: Maddox Fieldhouse
Assemble: Maddox Fieldhouse no later than 8:15 a.m.

Manship School of Mass Communication
Location: Student Union Theater
Assemble: Student Union Theater no later than 8:15 a.m

College of Music and Dramatic Arts
Location: Shaver Theatre
Assemble: Room 135 Music & Dramatic Arts Building no later than 8:15 a.m.

School of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Room 1212-C, School of Veterinary Medicine
Assemble: Room 1212-C, School of Veterinary Medicine no later than 8:45 a.m.
 
11:30 a.m.        

College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Location: Maravich Assembly Center
Assemble: Maravich Assembly Center’s southwest and northwest portals no later than 10:45 a.m.
 
12:30 p.m.

College of Art and Design
Location: Student Union Theater
Assemble: Student Union Theater no later than 11:45 a.m.

School of the Coast and Environment
Location: Dalton Woods Auditorium, Energy, Coast & Environment Building
Assemble: Rotunda Lobby no later than 12:00 p.m.

College of Science
Location: Maddox Fieldhouse
Assemble: Maddox Fieldhouse no later than 11:45 a.m. Procession begins at 12:20 p.m.
 
3:00 p.m.            

College of Human Sciences and Education
Location: Maravich Assembly Center
Assemble: Assembly Center’s northwest portal no later than 2:00 p.m. Procession begins at 2:45 p.m.
 
6:00 p.m.            

E. J. Ourso College of Business
Location: Maravich Assembly Center
Assemble: Assembly Center’s northwest portal no later than 5:15 p.m. Procession begins at 5:45 p.m.

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