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Commencement 2020

**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 TBA.

Grad Fest

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020; 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 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 Graduation Candidates are encouraged to attend.

  • Receive important information from the Office of Financial Aid and the Alumni Association
  • Have your portrait taken
  • Purchases Jostens

Mass

When: Saturday, May 16, 2020
4:00 pm
Student Arrival .3:15 p.m.
Where: University of Holy Cross - Basil Moreau Center
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.

Commencement Ceremony

Click here to view Xavier University's Campus Map for parking locations.

When: Sunday, May 17, 2020
12:00pm
Student Arrival 11:00 p.m.
Where: Xavier University Convocation Center, 7910 Stroelitz ST., New Orleans, LA 70125
Directions to Xavier University Convocation Center - 7900 Stroelitz Street, New Orleans LA 70125:


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: Free - Parking lots V, W, X and Y (please see Xavier’s Campus Map)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
To ensure a day of celebration of your academic achievement, please have your guests adhere to the following as they are not permitted in the arena and will be confiscated and discarded:

  • Air horns
  • Balloons
  • Confetti
  • Food
  • Party Poppers

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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