Commencement 2023

LaGrange College will be celebrating achievements of our students, especially the Class of 2023, during the months of April and May. Graduation participants of the Class of 2023 are expected to be present in cap and gown for Honors Day, Baccalaureate and Commencement, as well as dressed comfortably, but appropriately, for Commencement Rehearsal. We encourage all graduate students to participate in our Commencement Ceremony. 

Commencement will be Saturday, May 6th, 8:30am at Callaway Stadium. Gates will open at 7:45am for students, faculty, and guests with seating on both sides of the stadium. Commencement Rehearsal will be Friday, May 5th 9:30am, Callaway Stadium.

All family and friends are welcome! No tickets are required.

Graduates should arrive 45 minutes before the scheduled start time of your ceremony. If you have any questions regarding these academic events, please contact Belinda Holliday, assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, at For questions about Baccalaureate, please contact Rev. Adam Roberts, Chaplain, at

Please continue to refer to this graduation information page on our website throughout the following weeks for FAQs, updates, and new information. In the event of threatening weather conditions, the rain plan published on this webpage will be used. Notification to implement the rain plan will be posted on the LaGrange College website and students will be notified by 7:00am Commencement Day.



Thursday, April 20


Undergraduate Research Symposium, Frank and Laura Lewis Library


Honors Day, Callaway Auditorium
Graduates, Faculty, and participating Staff line up for processional at 3:45pm


Thursday, May 4


Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony, First United Methodist Church, 401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA


Friday, May 5


Commencement rehearsal, Callaway Stadium


Legacy Ceremony, Dickson Assembly Room (Invitation Only)


Baccalaureate Service, First United Methodist Church, 401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA
Graduates, Faculty, and participating Staff line up for processional at 4:30pm, Wesley Hall gymnasium


Saturday, May 6


Graduates arrive at Callaway Stadium and line up for processional


Faculty arrive at Callaway Stadium for photo; 8:00am Faculty and participating Staff line up for processional


Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2023, Callaway Stadium

The ceremony will be available for livestreaming from a link on this website and through your personal device.

Ample handicapped parking and wheelchair seating are available on both sides of the stadium. If you need special arrangements for handicapped guests, please call Campus Services at 706.880.8296.

In the event of threatening weather conditions, the ceremony at Callaway Stadium could be delayed, or changed to the severe weather location of LaGrange High School Gymnasium, 516 N. Greenwood Street. No tickets will be required for guests. Notification to implement the rain plan will be posted on the LaGrange College website and students will be notified by 7:00am Commencement Day.

If the rain is light and intermittent, the decision may be to delay the stadium ceremony, so please check the website and your email. Clear ponchos will be available for all in the processional to wear and can be picked up at the side entrance gates from the ushers with programs. 

If we move to the rain location at LaGrange High School’s gymnasium, we will hold one ceremony at 10:00am. Graduates, faculty and participating staff should arrive 45 minutes before the start time of the ceremony. 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 current students are encouraged to check their campus email. Text messages via ReGroup will be sent to those registered.

All participants and guests will park in the large LaGrange High School parking lot and proceed to the gym across the street, using the side entrance on N. Greenwood. You will be directed to a large room to line up for the processional. Graduates will be seated in chairs on the floor. Only soft-soled shoes allowed on gym floor!

Front door entrances for guests will also be opened at 9:15am, 45 minutes prior to the start time of 10:00am.

Students processing into commencement ceremony



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, contact Carla Esposito at as soon as possible.


The Grad Team will take professional pictures of each and every graduate as they receive their diplomas and exit the stage at the graduation ceremony.

There is no charge for this service, and there is no obligation to order.

To ensure that The Grad Team has the correct information, please register your information for immediate notification when your photos are available. Use the following link to sign up online:

Hotels/Motels in LaGrange

Baymont Inn                                       

706 885.9002

LaQuinta Inns and Suites

706 812.8000

Comfort Inn

706 882.7700

The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens

844 602.5151

Great Wolf Lodge

844 473.9653

Marriott Courtyard Hotel


Hampton Inn

706 845.1115

Red Roof Inn

706 882.9540

Holiday Inn Express

706 298.4571


706 298.5270

Home2 Suites by Hilton

706 668.5175



Q: Do we need tickets for our family and friends?

A: Not for Commencement in Callaway Stadium or the rain location of LaGrange High School gymnasium.

Q: How do I purchase a class ring or announcements?

A: If you would like to order a class ring, announcements or other items for graduation, please visit the following website: For other Campus Store questions, contact Melissa Reeves ( or 706-880-8207.

Participate in an LC tradition by making a gift to the LaGrange College Fund in honor of your senior’s graduation. The opportunities that are a part of every student's experience are made possible through the support of families like you. Please join the LaGrange family legacy of making a gift to honor your graduate—and help ensure that this same experience continues for students to come.