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Commencement

 

 

Commencement 2019

**All information is subject to change. Please check back often for up-to-date information**

Apply to Graduate

All graduating students must apply for graduation to receive their diplomas and become official University of Holy Cross graduates. During the application process, you will indicate whether or not you intend to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Cap & Gown

All undergraduate and master level students who plan to participate in Commencement are required to wear the official regalia, which will be available for purchase online. Ordering dates will be published at the beginning of the Spring term.

Grad Fair

When: To Be Announced
Where: Basil Moreau Center, 4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans, LA

All eligible Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019 Graduation Candidates are encouraged to attend.

  • Pick up your Commencement tickets and cap and gown
  • Receive important information from the Office of Financial Aid and the Alumni Association
  • Have your portrait taken
  • Purchase announcements, rings, and diploma frames

Mass

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019
6:00 pm
Where: Holy Name of Mary, 400 Verret St, New Orleans, LA 70114
Directions to Holy Name of Mary:
Attire: You must wear caps and gowns. Recreational attire, such as shorts or jeans worn under the gown, is prohibited. Modifications and/or decorations to either the cap or gown will not be allowed and may prevent graduates from participating in the ceremony.
Parking: There are two parking lots on the side of the Church. Street parking around the perimeter is also available.
Commencement Mass Parking

Commencement Ceremony

When: Sunday, May 19, 2018
2:00pm
Where: Lakefront Area, 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
Directions to Mahalia Jackson Theater:

From the East (Slidell, Mississippi):
I-10 West towards New Orleans where you can exit onto Franklin Avenue (exit 238A). Turn right onto Franklin Avenue and continue for approximately 2.5 miles. The Arena is on located on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Lake Pontchartrain.

From the West (Metairie, Kenner, Baton Rouge)
I-10 East to I-610 towards Slidell. On I-610, exit at Franklin Avenue (exit 4). Turn left on to Franklin Avenue and continue for approximately 2.5 miles. The Arena is located on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Lake Pontchartrain.

From Downtown, French Quarter, Uptown
1-10 East towards Slidell. Exit at Elysian Fields Avenue (exit 237). Proceed north (veering left) on Elysian Fields Avenue to Leon C. Simon Blvd. Turn right onto Leon C Simon Blvd. Proceed to 2nd traffic light which is Franklin Avenue. Turn left onto Franklin Avenue and Arena is located on your right. Please be aware that there is NO Franklin Avenue exit off the I-10 from Downtown.

From the Westbank
Cross the Crescent City Connection to I-10 East towards Slidell. Exit at Elysian Fields Avenue. Follow directions above from Downtown.

Take note of our traffic secret!
If you are familiar with Lakeview and Gentilly, use Lakeshore Drive and enter the Lakefront Arena grounds from the lake side and you'll miss majority of the traffic on your arrival.
Attire: Participants must wear caps and gowns. Recreational attire, such as shorts or jeans worn under the gown, is prohibited. Modifications and/or decorations to either the cap or gown will not be allowed and may prevent graduates from participating in the Commencement ceremony. Please consider wearing comfortable shoes as the processional route requires the use of stairs and standing for a long period of time.
Academic honors: Undergraduate students who maintain outstanding academic achievement are recognized at Commencement. Medals will be distributed to eligible students prior to Commencement. All degree requirements must be met prior to the determination of academic honors.
Tickets: Tickets will be distributed equally among all candidates at Grad Fair as seating is limited. Each candidate will receive 8 tickets. Tickets should be kept in a secure location. Please do not mail tickets to your guests. In the event they are lost, they will not be replaced. Additional tickets are not available for purchase. If you do not need all of your tickets, you can return them to the Registrar’s Office. If you would like to request additional tickets, please send your request by Friday, April 13, via email to registrar@uhcno.edu and include: Name, student ID, email address, and the number of extra tickets you are requesting, with "Extra Ticket Request" in the subject line. Please note that ticket allocation is based upon the actual number of students participating in the ceremony and capacity of the venue. Your graduation from UHC is a major milestone in your life, and we wish that we could issue an unlimited amount of tickets for your loved ones. However, we must accommodate some guests for all of our students. Requests will be considered in the order in which they are received. You will be notified if your request has been granted by Friday, April 20 and tickets will then be available for pick-up (with your student ID) in the Registrar’s Office from Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27. Tickets must be picked up. They cannot be mailed or given to anyone else on behalf of the requester. Tickets not picked up by April 27 will be considered forfeited. The ceremony will also be viewable via live streaming webcast.
Accommodations for Participants: The University welcomes all candidates with disabilities to participate in Commencement activities. If you require accommodations, please notify the Registrar’s Office, in advance, at registrar@uhcno.edu.
Accommodations for Guests: Designated accessible seating intended for guests using wheelchairs and/or persons with mobility, visual, or hearing impairments is available. Please contact the Registrar’s Office, in advance, at registrar@uhcno.edu to request this seating. One (1) companion may accompany each guest with a disability in these designated sections.
Parking: Paid parking is available onsite. Guests with mobility impairments may be dropped off at the lobby entrance.

Have a question? Email registrar@uhcno.edu

**All information is subject to change. Please check back often for up-to-date information**


 

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