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Class of 2023 Commencement Exercises

PMAC Map for Check InSaturday, May 20, 2023 at 12:30 pm
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)
Doors open at 11:30 am (subject to change)

Graduate Arrival and Check-In: Check-in for graduates begins at 11:15 a.m. and will be located outside the PMAC on the ground level between the Southwest and Southeast Portals (see map). To ensure you are on the list of names called during the ceremony, you must check in at least 30 minutes before the ceremony.

Live stream links will be available on the day of the ceremony
on LSU’s Commencements Live Stream page

Commencement Information

Details are subject to change based on any changes to university or other regulations at the time of the event. The Law Center ceremony will follow all current university and state guidelines related to public health.


Parking on campus for graduation is available in all student and staff lots at no charge and with no permits required. Graduates, families, and friends may park in any ungated lot or in any unmarked, unpainted, or unreserved space along any street on campus. Graduates and their guests should plan to arrive early to avoid traffic delays. For further details, including maps for accessible parking, please visit our Parking page.

Accessible Parking

Those with disability license plates/placards/or State issued disability IDs will be allowed to park in designated areas near the PMAC. For further details, including maps for accessible parking, please visit our Parking page.

Guest Seating

At this time, there is no limit on the number of guests that may attend, and no tickets will be issued for entry. Guest seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. Guests planning to sit together should enter the venue together, as seats may not be saved.

Accessibility Seating in the PMAC: Accessible seating for guests will be available in the upper level of the arena; an elevator is located on the lower level at the Southeast Portal. All seating for guests with disabilities is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not needed.


Details on processionals will be released in the spring semester.

Format and Length of Program

The ceremony will last approximately 1.5-2 hours.  More details will be released at a later date.

Regalia – Academic Hoods and Ceremonial Hooding

Academic Hoods & Ceremonial Hooding:  Details for ordering academic regalia will be distributed in the spring semester.


Details on recessionals will be released in the spring semester.

Clear Bag Policy

Clear bags are not required for this event, but all bags will be checked upon entry.

Contact Information

Any questions or comments related to commencement should be sent to Questions and comments sent to individual staff members may cause a delay in response.