By Madelin Shelton —
U of L will return to indoor, in-person commencement ceremonies for the first time in two years in December.
The university announced that the ceremonies to celebrate U of L’s August and December 2021 graduates will take place Friday, Dec. 17.
The Graduate School Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony will take place in the SAC Ballroom at 2:00 p.m. and the University-wide Commencement Ceremony will occur at the KFC YUM! Center at 7:00 p.m.
“U of L will follow all CDC, state and city guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety for the ceremony,” the announcement said. The university also mentioned potential changes to the planned events due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U of L community can stay up to date on commencement safety protocols here.
All faculty are invited to attend, with participation in commencement being optional.
For faculty who plan to attend, they are required to fill out the faculty RSVP form by Oct. 31.
The university also asked faculty members who don’t own regalia to request for U of L to rent it for them by completing the rental order form as soon as possible. Regalia must be ordered by Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. More information on regalia pickup will be announced mid-November.
Further information on safety protocols, parking, and entry instructions will also be provided by mid-November.
Any questions can be directed to [email protected].
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