By CHARLIE BIER
LAFAYETTE, La. - Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be conferred during the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 20.
The General Assembly will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cajundome. Doctoral candidates will be hooded at this ceremony.
Graduating seniors and faculty members will attend, wearing full academic regalia.
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, a graduate of the University, will give the Commencement speech. As CEO of Feeding America, Babineaux-Fontenot oversees the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization and second-largest U.S. charity.
Master's and bachelor's degrees will be conferred at ceremonies for each academic college. A schedule and locations are below.
8 a.m. College of Engineering
1:30 p.m. College of Liberal Arts
4 p.m. B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration
Cajundome Convention Center - Exhibit Hall (1st floor)
8 a.m. University College
1:30 p.m. College of Education
4 p.m. Ray P. Authement College of Sciences
8 a.m. College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
1:30 p.m. College of the Arts
Parking for members of the public who plan to attend ceremonies at the Cajundome and Convention Center will be at Cajun Field. Public parking for ceremonies at Bourgeois Hall will be at Blackham Coliseum and at Cajun Field.
Motorists are encouraged to arrive at ceremonies as early as possible to prevent traffic congestion and to streamline parking.
Security measures will be in place at the Cajundome and Convention Center, and at Bourgeois Hall. University Police officers will examine the contents of purses, bags, and packages of attendees. Extremely large bags or oversized packages won't be permitted inside Commencement venues.
All Commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed on the Cajundome website. Ceremonies for the eight academic colleges will also be livestreamed on the Facebook pages of each college.
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A Snapchat filter will be available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the Cajundome and Convention Center and at Bourgeois Hall.
Learn more about Fall 2019 Commencement here.