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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 students who plan to participate in Commencement are required to wear the official regalia, which is available for purchase online at https://uhc.shopoakhalli.com. The last day to place your order online is Monday, February 4, 2019.

Grad Fair

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019; 9:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
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.

Mass

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019
6:00 pm
Student Arrival 5:15 p.m.
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, 2019
2:00pm
Student Arrival 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
Directions to Lakefront Arena:

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.
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 for $5.00. 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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