Commencement Ceremony Information

Congratulations, Fall 2023 Graduates!

The Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies will be located at the 

Montagne (see campus map)
All students need to arrive no later than 1 hour before start time of ceremony

Lamar University Commencement Ceremony

Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts & Communication
Friday, December 8, 2023
2:00 p.m.
Colleges of Business and Engineering
Saturday, December 9, 2023
10:00 a.m.

College of Education and Human Development
Saturday, December 9, 2023
2:00 p.m.

View Commencement Program

Available December 4, 2023

check-in Check-in will in the Cardinal Club room of the Montagne Center.

Students will need to park on the northwest of the Montagne Center in lot A5. (map)

The ceremony will start promptly. If you arrive late, please still come to the Montagne Center for check-in.

order regalia Ordering Regalia

  • Your official Lamar University regalia may be purchased at the LU Bookstore. Contact the bookstore at 409-880-8342 or through their website: LU Bookstore - Regalia

The deadline to order your regalia through the website is November 5, 2023.


  • LU will provide a digital commencement program for guests. A link will be shared via email the Monday before the ceremonies, as well as at all entrances when you arrive. Graduates will receive a printed program in their graduation packet.
  • Tickets are not required for guests.
  • All attendees are discouraged from congregating in groups outside the arena before or after the ceremony.
  • Cell phones must be put on silent during the ceremony.

accessibility  Accessibility & Accommodations

In order to ensure your visit is a great experience for both you and your family, we want to remind you we offer many accommodations and support services to make your visit accessible. Examples of services we provide are:

  • an ASL sign language interpreter
  • closed captioning
  • seating and parking options

Please submit your request no later than 48 hours prior to your event, to give us the best opportunity to provide your accommodation.

Request Accommodation

Graduates with mobility concerns should contact the Accessibility Resource Center at (409) 880-8347 or by email at Guests or graduates needing sign language interpreters and information about communication access should contact (409) 880-8059 or email

graduation-diploma Diplomas

Once all degree requirements and grades are posted, degrees will be awarded Wednesday, December 13, 2023* by the end of the day. Please check your Lamar email for more information from your graduation coordinator on when diploma pick will begin and end. Please remember:

  • You must have a zero balance with the university by October 31, 2023.
  • All classes must be complete and final grades must be posted

Transcripts being sent from other institutions to fulfill transfer hours, must be received within 4 weeks after the Commencement Ceremony.

transcript Transcripts

Your transcript will be available Thursday, December 14, 2023. Your degree will not post to your permanent record until end day Wednesday, December 13, 2023*.

*Degrees for students that have a last class date of October 9, 2023 post October 18, 2023. Transcripts will be available October 19, 2023, and diplomas will be mailed by October 27, 2023. 


Information About Transcripts