Summer 2021 Commencement set for Friday, Aug. 6, at Cajundome


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will confer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees on Friday, Aug. 6, during Summer 2021 Commencement.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Cajundome. 

Safety will be a focus.

  • Guests and graduates will be required to wear masks.
  • Seating for graduates and spectators will be arranged to ensure social distancing.
  • Sanitizing stations will be available.

Graduates and guests should enter the Cajundome parking lot through Gate 8 via West Congress Street or through Gate 11 via Reinhardt Drive. Vehicles carrying people with disabilities will be able to enter the lot with state-issued placards, permits, or license plates for the disabled through Gate 14 via Cajundome Boulevard.

Kiwana McClung, an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Design, will be the Commencement speaker. Her research interests include community and design development, diversity in design education and cultural spatial studies.

She is faculty advisor for the University’s student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. McClung earned the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s Diversity Achievement Award, which recognizes initiatives to increase diversity in architecture programs and curricula.

She was honored with a Leadership Service Award from the UL Lafayette Foundation earlier this year. It recognizes a faculty member who combines service learning with classroom instruction to forge skills and knowledge that students can apply to community leadership opportunities.

Security measures will be in place at the Cajundome. The University’s clear bag policy will be in place. Attendees can carry one small, clear bag and one small purse or clutch. University Police officers will examine bags and purses.

The Summer 2021 Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Facebook page and the Cajundome website.

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Follow the University's @ULLafayette and @RaginGraduation Instagram accounts and Twitter account for photos of the event.

Visit the University’s Commencement website for gifs and gif stickersdesktop and phone wallpapers, and downloadable Instagram story templates.

UL Lafayette holds Commencement three times a year, at the end of the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Learn more about Summer 2021 Commencement.

Photo caption: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will hold Summer 2021 Commencement on Friday, Aug. 6, at the Cajundome. Photo credit: University of Louisiana at Lafayette