Graduates, guests and faculty are now invited to both a University Commencement Ceremony and a College Conferment Ceremony.  Beginning Dec. 13, Lamar University will join many of our fellow universities and host two commencement ceremonies.

The first, termed the University Commencement Ceremony, will be open to all degree candidates, their guests, the faculty and staff.  It will  begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Montagne Center and include a processional,  a welcome, remarks by the provost and president, a commencement address, a student address, the awarding of honorary doctorates, the formal conferment of degrees, doctoral hooding, the announcement of the Plummer Award winners, alumni association remarks, singing of the alma mater, a recessional and related activities.  With the exception of doctoral graduates, the names of individual graduates will not be read and diplomas will not be distributed at this ceremony.

During the second ceremony, termed the College Conferment Ceremony, graduating students’ names will be called and diplomas will be distributed after the ceremony. Along with undergraduates, both master’s and doctoral students will attend their disciplinary college’s ceremony.  Guests and faculty are invited as well.  Each College will host a ceremony, and a variety of commencement activities, including speakers, will occur. The venues and times are as follows on December 13th: College of Arts & Sciences: 1:30 p.m. in the Montagne Center; College of Education & Human Development: 4:30 p.m. in the Montagne Center; College of Business:1:30 p.m. in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center’s McDonald Gymnasium; College of Engineering: 1:30 p.m. in the University Theatre; and the College of Fine Arts & Communication: 4:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.

Degree candidates will receive additional information from the Records Office during the application process.

For additional information, please contact Ashley Glenn in the Graduation Office, (409) 880-7569, or David Short, registrar, at (409) 880-8060.