LaGrange College will be celebrating achievements of our students, especially
the Class of 2017, 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 2017, 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 Vice President for Academic Affairs. We encourage all
graduate students to participate in our Commencement Ceremony.
Commencement will begin at 8:30am on
Saturday, 20 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 or check our website. Faculty and students are encouraged to check their
campus email. If you have any questions regarding these academic events,
in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at
. Please continue to refer to the graduation information page on our website at
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.
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 in the weeks following Commencement.
Cap and Gown
If you do not already have your cap and gown, you may pick yours up on the first
floor of Banks Hall on 26 and 27 April.
Diploma frames and other graduation gift items are available at the Panther Connection
Gift Shop. The Panther Connection will be open immediately following the Commencement
Q: Do we need tickets for our family and friends?
A: No tickets or invitations are needed for Commencement. Come early for a good
If the weather forces the relocation of the event to Callaway Auditorium
be required, and typically (depending on the number of graduates) there are approximately
4-6 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?
A: If you still need to order announcements and other items for graduation, please
visit the following website: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1040458/LaGrange-College/
You can view a live stream of the Graduation ceremony