Applying for Graduation

The deadline to apply for 2019 has passed.  Please contact the Office of Student Records at (504) 865-3237.

The deadline for May, August and December candidates to apply for graduation was October 19, 2018.

Applications are filed online at

Students who are degree candidates for Spring or Summer graduation are eligible to participate in the Spring commencement ceremony. Fall degree candidates are eligible to participate in the Spring ceremony prior to or after their graduation term.  Note - students enrolled in certificate programs are not eligible for participation.

After certification and with financial clearance and upon completion of the required Senior Exit Survey and the First Destination Survey (administered by our Career Development Center), your diploma will be mailed to you.  (The First Destination Survey does not apply to Law students.)

All eligible candidates for graduation will be automatically registered for participation in commencement ceremonies based upon their response on the application for degree. If your intentions have changed since you applied for graduation, you must notify Kathy Gros in the Office of Student Records at (504) 865-3237 or via e-mail at before April 5, 2019.

Law candidates who change their graduation intentions should notify Victoria Luwisch in Law Records at (504) 861-5563 or via email at