The Graduation Ceremony will be held in the Baton Rouge River Center Area on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM. The doors will open at 1:30 PM, unless it rains, in which case the doors will open at 1:00 PM. Graduates should arrive no later than 2:00 PM. The address is 275 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802.
The entire ceremony will last approximately 2 hours. If you are making dinner plans, please allow time for graduates to pick up their diploma and for exiting the garage. If you park on an upper level, it can take as long as 30 minutes to make your way down to the exit.
Parking is available in the parking garages for a cash fee of $5, or you may attempt to find parking on the street. Arrive early to ensure speedy parking and a timely arrival. If everyone comes at the same time there could be a delay getting tnto the parking garage please plan accordingly. Please note that St. Ferdinand Street and St. Louis Street are now 2-way streets and there are now 3 entrances to the River Center Garages. Please click here to see the updated map.
There are no tickets for this Graduation Ceremony and no limit on how many guests you may invite.
There is accessible seating available in the Baton Rouge River Center Area. Elevators are available in the building for your convenience. Student Ambassadors, College staff, and Baton Rouge River Center employees will be located throughout the building to assist you with finding your way. Consequently, it is not necessary to make arrangements for accessible seating prior to the commencement ceremony.
Spencer Studios will be on hand on Graduation Day to take pictures of each graduate. You will be allowed to take photos during the ceremony; however, we ask that you remain seated at all times to ensure visibility for other families.
Although we want you to enjoy the ceremony, please remember that this is a dignified academic ceremony. Distinguished guests and dignitaries will be present, including the members of the Board of Trustees and representatives of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady.
Families are encouraged to stand and recognize their graduate as they receive their diploma. Your enthusiasm and excitement is warranted; however, the use of air horns or other artificial noisemakers is inappropriate.