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KATC to air UL virtual graduation on Saturday May 16th

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Posted at 9:16 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 10:16:09-04

LAFAYETTE, LA - On Saturday, May 16, KATC and other stations serving the Acadiana area will air a commercial-free commencement celebration for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Graduates will be recognized first during virtual commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 15.

The university says that individual ceremonies for the University’s eight academic colleges and the Graduate School can be accessed starting at 10 a.m. on the Spring 2020 Commencement website

Degrees will be conferred during Friday’s virtual ceremonies.

UL Lafayette graduating class of Spring 2020 will be honored a second time on Saturday, May 16 via television broadcast.

The broadcast will feature addresses from UL Lafayette President, Dr. E. Joseph Savoie, Provost, Dr. Jaimie Hebert, SGA President, Ms. Rachel Lautigar and Executive Director of the Alumni Association, Mrs. Jennifer LeMeunier.

The ceremony will include the names of every Spring 2020 graduate.

See details on Friday's virtual commencement and Saturday's celebration below:

Friday’s Virtual Commencement

The virtual commencement ceremonies on Friday will include many of the same elements as the in-person events, including welcome and congratulatory messages from administrators, college deans and student leaders.

Viewers will also be able to see graduates listed by name, degree and major. Graduates were asked to provide photos, videos and quotes; personalized pages with those elements were created for those who responded.

The virtual ceremonies will be accessible via links on the University’s website. The ceremonies are being produced by Lafayette-based Holbrook Multi Media.

Diplomas, commencement programs, and honor cords and medallions will be mailed to graduates the week of May 18.

Saturday’s Commencement Celebration

A commencement celebration resembling the traditional, in-person General Assembly will be televised Saturday by Lafayette’s four television network affiliates.

It will also include welcome and congratulatory messages from University administrators, the president of the Student Government Association and the executive director of the Alumni Association. Names of graduates will be displayed, and Outstanding Graduates will be recognized.

Broadcast times are:

• 4:30 p.m. – KATC
• 6:30 p.m. – KADN, KLAF and KLFY

Social Media

Graduates can celebrate their achievements by posting graduation photos and campus memories on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag “#RaginGrads” and tagging “@ULLafayette". Messages from family and friends can be shared on Facebook by tagging “University of Louisiana at Lafayette”.

All #RaginGrads messages will be displayed on the Commencement website.

Learn more about Spring 2020 Commencement.

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