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Spring 2024 Rehearsal and Ceremony Schedule

The University of Louisiana Monroe will hold (2) separate ceremonies to honor the graduates of the four colleges. All rehearsals and ceremonies will be held at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.


1. The College of Arts, Education, and Sciences and College of Business and Social Sciences 

Rehearsal - Friday, May 10, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

Ceremony - Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.


2. The College of Health Sciences and College of Pharmacy

Rehearsal - Friday, May 10, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

Ceremony - Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

No guest limits apply, and tickets are not required. For those unable to attend in person, all ceremonies will be live-streamed. 



What to expect on Commencement Day:




1. All candidates will enter the front entrance of the upper concourse of the Coliseum to line up on Commencement day.

Please promptly arrive 1 hour before your college ceremony start time.


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2. Candidates will check in once inside the Coliseum and receive the name cards (give this card to the announcer)

Pencils will be available to write phonetic spelling on your name card for the announcer. Qualifying undergraduate candidates will receive Latin Honor cords with their name card at check-in. All 4.0 GPA undergraduate students must pick up their medallion at the check-in desk.

3. Candidates will line up as directed by the Marshals.

*There will be signs to indicate where each group of candidates (doctoral, graduate, bachelor, associate) will assemble to form marching lines.

*There will be marshals with each group of candidates to assist, organize, and lead.






4. Once the ceremony starts, marshals will lead candidates down the stairwells to begin the processional.

Associate candidates will enter the Coliseum first and sit closest to the stage, followed by bachelor candidates, graduate candidates, and doctoral candidates.


5. Candidates will march in after the leading marshals and turn to help welcome the marching faculty and stage guests.

Candidates will remain standing until after the Invocation.

*There will be faculty marshals on the Coliseum floor to lead candidates throughout each ceremony.





6. When degrees are conferred your college Dean will ask each degree to stand.

Example: Will the candidates for the Bachelor’s Degree, please stand? President Berry will announce, "On behalf of the undergraduate faculty, it is my pleasure to introduce to you these successful candidates for the Bachelor’s Degree."  After this time, all candidates receiving a bachelor’s degree would stand, and remain standing until your Dean asks you to be seated.


7. Faculty marshals will signal at the end of each row to stand and proceed to the stage.

Stage processional order is as follows: Associates, Bachelors, Graduate and Doctoral


8. Approach the stage, present your name card to the announcer, and pause on the final step. Only proceed across the stage when your name is announced.


9. The College Dean will hand your diploma cover to you, and then you will quickly pause for a picture with the President before exiting the stage.





*Major professors will join doctoral candidates on the stage for hooding.



10. Once you exit the stage, stop for the photographer, march back to your seat, and stay standing until the entire row has returned to the floor.





Once all degrees have been conferred, you will be requested to stand. While the audience takes their seats, you should remain standing for the recessional. Please refrain from exiting the Coliseum until the stage guests have descended, and the faculty on the floor have completed their march out. Kindly await the marshal's instructions.



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