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Undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees will be conferred during the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Summer 2017 Commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 4.

It will begin at 11 a.m. in the Cajundome Convention Center adjacent to the Cajundome. All graduates are required to attend and participate in full regalia.

Commencement ceremonies are now held three times each year: in the fall, spring and summer.

The University held its first summer ceremony since 1949 in 2014. Summer Commencement was reintroduced to give graduating seniors an opportunity to participate in a ceremony without having to wait until the end of the fall semester.

The summer ceremony is much smaller than Commencements held in the fall and spring. During Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies, by comparison, a total of 1,771 degrees were conferred.

About 332 degrees will be conferred during Summer 2017 Commencement. That includes about 238 undergraduate degrees, 86 master’s degrees, and 12 doctoral degrees.

UL Lafayette professor Corey Saft will be Commencement speaker. He is the Contractors Educational Trust/LEQSF Endowed Professor in the School of Architecture and Design. Saft received the 2017 Distinguished Professor Award. Last year, he earned the University’s Research Excellence Award.

Security measures will be in place at the Cajundome Convention Center. University Police officers will examine the contents of purses, bags, and packages of attendees. Extremely large bags or oversized packages won’t be permitted inside the Commencement venue.

Learn more about Summer 2017 Commencement