Summer 2022 Commencement set for Friday, Aug. 5, at Cajundome


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will confer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees on Friday, Aug. 5, during Summer 2022 Commencement.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Cajundome. Tickets aren’t required.

Graduates and guests should enter the Cajundome parking lot through Gate 8 via West Congress Street or through Gate 11 via Reinhardt Drive. Accommodations will be available for graduates or guests with disabilities.

Dr. Philip J. Auter, a professor in the University’s Department of Communication, will be the Commencement speaker. He is graduate coordinator for the department and holds the Hubert Bourgeois Endowed Professorship in Communication. Auter is president of the Faculty Senate.

He was recently recognized for his contributions to teaching and research by the University of Louisiana System, which designated him “Outstanding Faculty Member.” Auter received an Eminent Faculty Award from the UL Lafayette Foundation earlier this year.

Security measures will be in place at the Cajundome. University Police will examine the contents of all purses, bags and packages. Guests will be permitted to carry the following items into the Cajundome:

  • a small purse or clutch 6 ½ inches by 4 ½ inches by 1 inch;
  • an equipment bag for essential medical items;
  • a diaper bag;
  • binoculars in a clear bag or in a case of the same dimensions as purses.

Balloons, signs, wrapped gifts or other large items won’t be allowed.

The Summer 2022 Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Facebook page and the Cajundome website.

Share your story with family and friends by using the #ragingrads hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

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.

Learn more about Summer 2022 Commencement.

Photo caption: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will hold Summer 2022 Commencement on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Cajundome. Photo credit: University of Louisiana at Lafayette