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Commencement Checklist & Instructions

Prior to Commencement

May 10 Pay all fees owed to the University at the LSU Bursar’s Office (125 T. Boyd Hall) in order to receive your diploma during Commencement.  No exceptions may be made.  Please view your account at myLSU.
May 10 Turn in Dean’s Certificate for your Bar Exam to Admissions/Student Records.
May 10 If NOT attending ceremony, email
Diplomas will be available for pick up on May 27 in Room 202. The Law Center is not able to mail diplomas.
May 20 or sooner The Order of the Coif – Email a phone number where you may be reached on the Monday of graduation week (beginning May 20) if you are a possible candidate. A member of the faculty will contact inductees.
May 17 Submit requests for free Certificates of Appreciation. Available from Alumni Office on the Fourth Floor.
May 17 Submit photos for the Commencement slideshow to
May 17 Register for the Annual Alumni-Sponsored 3L Crawfish Boil and Jambalaya Farewell Event on May 23 at 5 p.m. at Creole Cabana, 7477 Burbank (grads free)
Week of May 20 or sooner  Pick up cap & gown at LSU Bookstore (inform EARLY if any problems with order). Return all rented regalia to the Bookstore following Commencement.
May 17 Complete Employment Survey, even if unemployed. Required by at graduation & 10 months post. Once employed, please submit additional survey, through March 2020.
May 17 Donate to the Class of 2019 Class Gift Campaign & receive commemorative gift.

We hope that Commencement is a memorable occasion! Questions or concerns? Contact Michele Forbes (578-8646), Christina Hood (578-8479), or Karen Soniat (578-8645). We wish you the best!