Grad Fair, Regalia, Invitations + Photos

2016 Commencement Grad Fair

All candidates who complete an application for degree will receive official notification about the Grad Fair.

Information regarding graduation regalia is available through the university bookstore. Costs for regalia are included in the $275 graduation fee. In addition to the regalia, which graduates may keep following commencement, this fee includes the graduate's diploma, diploma cover, and lifetime transcripts.

The 2016 Undergraduate/Graduate Grad Fair, which is a "one stop shop" for all graduation needs, will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 22 & 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Danna Student Center, St. Charles Room.

The 2016 College of Law Grad Fair will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 2 - 6 p.m. in the College of Law, Rooms 342, 343, and 344.

Students who plan on graduating in May, 2016 are asked to attend the Grad Fair to order their cap and gown, a requirement for those participating in the commencement ceremony. Additionally, Grad Fair attendees will be able to verify the status of their graduation application with Student Records and meet with representatives from Student Finance and Scholarship and Financial Aid regarding account balances and required Perkins Loan and Stafford Loan exit interviews. Personalized graduation announcements, class rings, and formal graduation photographs will be available for purchase at the Grad Fair.

Graduates who are unable to attend the Grad Fair are asked to contact the bookstore after February 24 at (504) 865-3262 or regarding regalia and announcements. Please provide them with your degree information, height, and weight.

The deadline to order regalia is Friday, March 11, 2016.

If you are not planning to participate, but would still like to order your regalia, your order must also be placed by March 11.  There will be a $7.50 shipping fee.


Official commencement photographers will be on hand at the commencement ceremony to photograph candidates receiving their diploma covers. Photographs can be viewed and ordered 5 - 7 days after the ceremony at:

For customer service, please call Candid Campus Photography, Inc./Graduation Foto at 1-800-233-3686. Or e-mail: