Your time at Lamar University will be full of unforgettable moments, and the greatest of these is the day you graduate. It is our honor to celebrate this milestone with you and congratulate you on this great accomplishment.


Apply for Graduation

Get info about applying for graduation.  Applications for fall begin
Tuesday, August 23, 2021.


Get information about applying for graduation and participating in the ceremony.


Find information such as dates, times and location, ordering your cap and gown, honors graduation and diplomas/transcripts.

Important Dates & Events

Important Dates & Events for Fall 2021
August 23 Graduation Applications process begins
September 3 Last day for departments to submit eligible students for summer 2021 graduation
August 23 Students can begin ordering cap & gowns online through Official Bookstore
November 1 Last day to apply for graduation
November 1 Name changes/corrections submitted, names submitted after this day may or may not appear in the program
TBD Last day to order Cap & Gown online at LU Bookstore
November 1 Last day for paper graduation application NAME WILL NOT BE IN PROGRAM
December 2 Graduation Application Fee due/balances paid to receive diploma at ceremony
December 2 Notification of change - commencement attendance if applicable
December 14 PDF of Programs available
December 17

Commencement Ceremony - College of Arts & Sciences

December 18

Commencement Ceremony - Colleges of Business, Engineering and Fine Arts and Communication

December 18

Commencement Ceremony - College of Education and Human Development

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