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Motorists will be able to park at several locations for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Fall 2018 Commencement General Assembly and for ceremonies for each academic college.

UL Lafayette’s Fall 2018 Commencement General Assembly will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Cajundome.

Doctoral candidates will be hooded at the General Assembly. All graduating seniors and faculty members will attend, wearing full academic regalia.

Master’s and bachelor’s degrees will be conferred at ceremonies for each of the University’s eight academic colleges. Below is a schedule of times and locations for those ceremonies.


    8 a.m. College of Liberal Arts
    2:30 p.m. B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration

Cajundome Convention Center - Festival Ballroom (2nd floor)

    8 a.m. College of the Arts
    2:30  p.m. Ray P. Authement College of Sciences

Cajundome Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A & B (1st floor)

    8 a.m. College of Education
    2:30 p.m. College of Engineering

Bourgeois Hall

    8 a.m. College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
    2:30 p.m. University College

Parking for members of the public who plan to attend ceremonies at the Cajundome and Convention Center will be at Cajun Field. Parking for members of the public who plan to attend ceremonies at Bourgeois Hall will be at Blackham Coliseum and at Cajun Field.

For the General Assembly and academic college ceremonies at the Cajundome and Convention Center, graduates and faculty members should enter through Gate 8 on West Congress Street or Gate 11 on Souvenir Gate. Once that parking lot is full, motorists will be directed to the Cajun Field parking lot.

Parking at Bourgeois Hall will be available in the lot outside the building for graduates and faculty members, who should enter the lot via the south entrance.

Students and faculty members will be required to show their caps and gowns to enter the Cajundome and the Bourgeois Hall lots.

Overflow parking will be available at Blackham Coliseum and Cajun Field.

Vehicles carrying people with disabilities will be able to enter both the Cajundome and Bourgeois lots with state-issued placards, permits, or license plates for the disabled.

People who have wheelchairs or who have difficulty walking can be dropped off in front of either building.

Motorists are encouraged to arrive to ceremonies as early as possible to prevent traffic congestion and to streamline parking.

Security measures will be in place at the Cajundome and Convention Center, and at Bourgeois Hall. 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 venues.

Learn more about Fall 2018 Commencement at commencement.louisiana.edu

Photo credit: Doug Dugas/University of Louisiana at Lafayette