Commencement 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

LaGrange College will be celebrating achievements of our students, especially the Class of 2014, during the months of April and May.   We hope that you will be able to join us as we acknowledge the success of our students. If you are part of the Class of 2014, you are expected to be present for Honors Day, Baccalaureate, Commencement Rehearsal, and Commencement.  Seniors, if for any reason, you are unable to attend any of these events, you must submit a petition to be excused to the Office of the Provost.  We encourage all graduate students to participate in our Commencement Ceremony. 

Commencement will begin at 8:30am on Saturday, 17 May. In the event of drizzle or soft rain, the ceremony will proceed on time.  If weather conditions appear threatening, Commencement may be delayed until Saturday afternoon or Sunday afternoon.  A definitive rain plan will be published on the LaGrange College website. Graduates and guests are encouraged to take this possibility into account when making travel plans. The audience is encouraged to wear a rain poncho instead of using an umbrella; however, umbrellas are permitted. If you have questions or concerns about the weather and its impact on Commencement, you may call 706 880.8000 or check our website. Faculty and students are encouraged to check their campus voice mail.  If you have any questions regarding these academic events, please contact Lindsey Elkins in the Office of the Provost at Please continue to refer to the graduation information page on our website throughout the following weeks for updates and new information.

For your convenience, you have the option to view Commencement live via closed circuit television in the Dickson Assembly Room of the Mabry Gipson Student Center.

Dear 2014 Graduates,
We would like to include your future plans in the Commencement program!  Tell us if you're going into graduate school (school and program) or if you have a job lined up (employer and position). Please e-mail Diana Goldwire at by 25 April 2014 with this information in the following format:

  • Sally Smith will be attending Auburn University in the fall to pursue a Master’s of Accountancy.
  • Nate Jones will continue his education at LaGrange College by entering the MAT program.
  • Susie Hill is employed as an RN at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, CO, and will be working in the ER department.
  • Matthew Smith is employed in Development and Design for Toyota Motor Europe in Belgium.

If you have not already completed a Graduation Petition with your advisor, please pick one up immediately from the SOURCE Center.  Also, please contact the Registrar’s Office if you need to change the name on your diploma.  If you are not able to participate in Commencement, your diploma will be mailed to you the week following Commencement.

Cap and Gown
If you do not already have your cap and gown, please order yours immediately with the Business Office (706 880.8231). 

Diploma Frames
Diploma frames and other graduation gift items are available at Campus Exclusives on the Hill.  Campus Exclusives on the Hill will be open one hour prior to Commencement and will reopen following the Commencement Ceremony.

Live Video
You can view a live stream of the Graduation ceremony here.


Additional Information:

Suggested Parking Areas:
  • Surrounding lots of the main Campus
  • Price Theatre
  • Lamar Dodd Art Center
  • Limited parking on the Hill

If you need special arrangements for parking, please call: Campus Services at 706-880.8296.
(Handicapped or Special Assistance Parking will be located behind Turner and Henry Halls.)

Hotels/Motels in LaGrange

  • Baymont Inn: 706-885-9002
  • LaQuinta Inn and Suites: 706-812-8000
  • Best Western/Lafayette Garden Inn: 706-884-6175
  • Red Roof Inn: 706-882-9540
  • Comfort Inn: 706-882-7700
  • Thyme Away Bed & Breakfast: 706-885-9625
  • Country Inn and Suites: 706-298-4571
  • Wingate: 706-298-5270
  • Days Inn: 706-882-8881