LaGrange College will be celebrating achievements of our students, especially
the Class of 2016, 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 2016, 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 will begin at 8:30am on Saturday, 21 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. If weather
conditions persist, a change in venue may become possible. 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. 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 this page throughout the following weeks for FAQs,
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 2016 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 Caitlin Sutton at
by 23 April 2016 with this information in the following format:
Sally Smith will be attending Auburn University in the fall to pursue a Master's
Nate Jones will continue his education at LaGrange College by entering the MAT
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
If you have not already completed a Graduation Petition with your advisor, please
pick one up immediately from the Registrar's Office. 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 and other graduation gift items are available at the Panther Connection
Gift Shop. The Panther Connection will be open following the Commencement Ceremony.
Q: Do we need tickets for our family and friends?
No tickets or invitations are needed for Commencement. Come early for a good seat!
If the weather forces the relocation of the event to Callaway Auditorium, tickets
be required, and typically (depending on the number of graduates) there are approximately
4 tickets available to each graduating student. If the ceremony is moved to the
auditorium, tickets will be issued to the students in the days preceding the event.
Q: I have not been able to visit with Jostens when they have been on campus. How can I purchase graduation announcements?
If you still need to order announcements and other items for graduation, please
visit the following website:
You can view a live stream of the Graduation ceremony