Celebrating your achievements!
Spring graduation date is May 15, 2023.
Location: Fant Ewing Coliseum - 6 p.m.
A student should meet on a regular basis with their academic advisor to ensure that progress is being made toward the completion of a degree. The academic advisor holds initial responsibility to determine the application of transferable course work to a degree program.
All candidates for graduation must report to the academic advisor during the period specified in the Academic Calendar if they anticipate graduating at the end of the upcoming term to verify that they have satisfied all graduation requirements.
NOTE: DEGREES ARE AWARDED IN THE SAME TERM THEY ARE COMPLETED. LDCC graduates students every official term (summer, fall, and spring) every year. LDCC holds one commencement (graduation) ceremony per year at the end of the spring term. Attendance to commencement ceremony is encouraged for all students who have graduated during the current academic year.
All enrolled students are reviewed by the Registrar's Office for graduation. If a student completes the program requirements with the grade of a C or better, the student will be awarded on the award date at the end of the term. If you are planning to complete your program this term, the only thing that you need to do is verify your mailing address in LoLA. After you are awarded, LDCC will have your diploma mailed to your preferred mailing address.
The LDCC Commencement program will be for all Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 graduates.
2023 Event Details
Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
Time: 6:00 P.M. CST
Graduates must be present at 4:30 PM to participate in the ceremony
Location: Fant-Ewing Coliseum (4099 Northeast Dr, Monroe, LA 71203)
Parking: Free and availiable in surrounding lots
Disabled/ Infirm Guest Information
Cap Adornment Guidelines for Graduation Ceremony
Please take the following guidelines into consideration when decorating your graduation cap. Failure to comply with the guidelines will result in removal of the graduation cap. Decorations on the cap must adhere to the following:
- Only the flat top area of the mortarboard (cap) may be decorated.
- Decorations must lay flat on the surface of the cap; 3-D creations are prohibited.
- Ensure that all decorations are secure and not falling off, including excessive glitter.
- Cap decorations that are motivated by animosity against a person or group because of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, national origin, or which infringe on the rights and freedoms of others, will not be tolerated.
Decorations should not include:
- Symbols for or references to alcohol or controlled substances
- Bows, ribbon, or tulle that does not lay flat on the cap
- Three-dimensional objects
Note: This is not an exhaustive list and any adornment/decoration or message deemed inappropriate or determined to pose a safety risk or distraction will not be permitted.
Do I need to apply for graduation?
No, we do not require graduates to complete an application for graduation; however, please make sure you are following up with your advisor to make sure you are meeting all program requirements with a grade of C or better. Also, ensure to complete the RSVP form to let us know you're coming!
Where do I get my diploma?
All diplomas will be ordered for our graduates on May 12, 2023. The diplomas will be mailed to the graduate’s preferred mailing address in LoLA and should arrive within 4-6 weeks. Please verify that your address is correct on the LoLA homepage under “Personal Information” and update as needed.
How many family members and friends are allowed to attend?
For LDCC’s Spring 23 Commencement, there will not be a restriction placed on the number of guests allowed to attend the event
How can I ensure I have satisfied all graduation requirements?
To ensure you are set to graduate, schedule time with your academic advisor today! Visit our Advising Page to schedule an appointment.
Where can I purchase a cap and gown?
If you are attending Spring 23 Graduation, be sure to purchase a cap & gown. Attire may be purchased online at ladeltacc.shopoakhalli.com or in-person, at LDCC Monroe’s Campus Bookstore. If you are planning to order online, the deadline is April 9th, 2023. In-store purchases will be permitted while supplies last. Place your order today!
What time should my guests arrive?
Guests should prepare to begin arriving at 5:30 p.m. But they will be permitted to enter the coliseum earlier, if needed.
What entrance should I use?
Graduates should enter through the loading dock area of the Fant- Ewing Coliseum. There will be signs, banners and a tent denoting the graduate’s designated entrance.
Will Commencement be live streamed?
The commencement will be recorded and uploaded to LDCC’s Facebook page.
Will there be handicap parking?
Yes, graduates or guests who need to utilize the handicap parking can park in the following areas:
The Triangle Lot (Lot 13)
Behind Coliseum (Lot 18E and 18W)
Lot 19 Northeast corner of Coliseum (Handicap drop-off)
When should I RSVP?
Graduates should complete the RSVP form as soon as possible to secure their spot at graduation.
It is the graduating student's responsibility to verify, prior to the graduation ceremony, that no outstanding debt to the College exists. Students with outstanding debt will not be able to receive an official transcript nor will their diploma be released until your debt has been cleared. All graduates who have met their degree requirements are permitted to participate in the commencement activities.
"There is no script..."
Commencement Speaker: Dr. Randy Esters
It is the graduating student's responsibility to verify, prior to graduation, that no outstanding debt to the college exists. Students with outstanding debt will not be able to receive an official transcript nor will their diploma be released until your debt has been cleared. All graduates who have met their degree requirements are permitted to participate in the commencement activities.
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