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Commencement FAQ

Commencement FAQs

When/where will commencement be?

Spring commencement exercises for both the class of 2020 and class of 2022 will be in Yulman Stadium. Commencement weekend for the class of 2020 is April 21-22, 2022, and May 20-21, 2022, for the class of 2022. 

Additional information will be posted on this site as details are confirmed.

Why will ceremonies take place at Yulman Stadium?

Spring commencement events for both the class of 2020 and class of 2022 will be in Yulman Stadium because the Ceasers Superdome is continuing ongoing renovations during the Saints offseason and is unavailable for our annual celebration of academic achievement. 

Will events be livestreamed? How do I watch it?

Unified Commencement for the class of 2022 and the Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be livestreamed and available on this site during the scheduled event time. 

When will I get my diploma?

With the exception of Doctor of Medicine students, all Spring 2022 graduates will receive their diplomas delivery four to six weeks after degree conferral. The diploma will be mailed to the diploma mailing address provided by the student on the application for degree. This address can be updated via Gibson Online at the “Update Diploma Address” link found under the Student tab. 

What are the plans for the class of 2020?

Few classes in history have endured the level of disruption that the Class of 2020 has experienced. As the first class in a century to graduate during a global pandemic, the opportunity to recognize and honor your academic accomplishments is on the horizon. We will celebrate Class of 2020 Commencement next spring along with Crawfest and reunion weekend for young alumni. More information for event times will be shared on this site as details are confirmed. 

Who is eligible to participate in Spring 2022 Commencement?

All graduates who earn a degree(s) in Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and students who will complete academic requirements in Spring 2022 are eligible to participate in spring commencement exercises. Spring 2022 students must complete an application to graduate in order to participate in commencement events. Most students should be able to access an online application in the Gibson student portal after meeting with their academic advisor. Select programs allow students within certain requirements, who plan to complete coursework in Summer 2022, to participate in spring commencement events--these students should confirm eligibility with their academic advisor in the Spring semester.