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Commencement Celebrations - May 14 & 15 [REVISED]

May 14, 2020
May 15, 2020
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Graduation celebrations begin May 14 with a tour of graduates’ signs posted around the perimeter of campus. Each graduate was invited to provide a photo and degree information. Yard signs have been designed for 430 participating graduates. The signs, spaced eight-feet apart and positioned closest to the graduates’ college, will remain on campus for several weeks. The community is invited to tour the campus and view the signs as well as see the tour virtually on May 14 at 7 p.m. online.

Commencement will be held May 15 at 7 p.m. during a virtual ceremony. Deans from Lamar University’s five academic colleges will speak to their graduates. Interim Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Brenda Nichols and LU President Dr. Ken Evans will address the graduates and confer degrees. Each graduate’s name and degree will be listed.

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In accordance with Governor Abbott's office and the CDC recommendations, we are suspending all university-sponsored events through the end of May. Unfortunately, this will include the commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 15 and 16. While this is one of the most exciting events of the year, it is in the best interest of our students and their families to postpone this event, and they will become part of our August celebrations. Those scheduled to graduate in May will still have their degrees conferred with May's date, but ceremonial celebrations will be postponed. More information will be provided at a later date. Please continue to check University social media and for the latest updates.

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