Southern University to hold in-person graduation Friday for Class of 2021

Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 8:13 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials with Southern University and A&M College say Spring Commencement for the Class of 2021 will be held in-person at 9 a.m. Friday, May 14 at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

According to the university, over 550 students will receive degrees.

Southern held Spring and Summer Commencement for the Class of 2020 virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

School officials say attorney and political commentator, Bakari Sellers, will deliver the commencement address Friday.

Southern announced there will be COVID-19 guidelines in place:

  • Due to COVID-19, this in-person ceremony is open only to graduates and up to five ticketed guests each, and other participants.
  • All participants and guests must wear face coverings/masks for the duration of the ceremony and while on campus.
  • All participants and guests are subject to temperature checks before entering the stadium.
  • No outside congregation will be allowed after the commencement ceremony.

For more information on the day of Commencement, please follow Southern University on Twitter (@southernu_br) and Facebook.

The ceremony will be streamed live at

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