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Contact: Christine Payton May 7, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
About 1,500 students will receive diplomas Saturday as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette holds Spring 2012 Commencement ceremonies.

The university will host a General Assembly at 11 a.m. in the Cajundome. Retired Lt. General Russel Honoré will be the keynote speaker. He is the former commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and is a global preparedness expert.

Doctoral candidates degrees will be conferred during this ceremony.

Master's and bachelor's degree candidates will have their degrees conferred at their academic college ceremony. A schedule for those ceremonies follows:


• 8 a.m. College of General Studies
• 1:30 p.m. B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration
• 4 p.m. College of Liberal Arts

Cajundome Convention Center - Exhibit Hall (first floor)

• 8 a.m. College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
• 1:30 p.m. College of Education
• 4 p.m. College of Engineering

Cajundome Convention Center - Festival Ballroom (second floor)

• 8 a.m. Ray P. Authement College of Sciences

Angelle Hall (main campus)

• 8 a.m. College of the Arts


About UL Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with nearly 17,000 students. It’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and is a national leader in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

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