Virtual Commencement


As we announced recently, unfortunately due to the current situation and statewide event limitations, we are not able to continue with plans to hold a face-to-face commencement for spring 2020 graduates in August.  Our mission as a university focused on its students is to work diligently every day to help our students, like you, achieve success.  Your success is our success, and we enjoy nothing more than celebrating and commemorating your achievement with you.  It is a great disappointment that we are unable to celebrate with you in person at this time.

Fortunately, we were able to have our virtual celebration in May, but we will be doing even more to recognize your special day.

In order to celebrate your achievement, the following will take place:

  1. Southeastern will hold a virtual commencement ceremony during which your name will be read and be shown. This event will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 8.  It will be streamed at and will be broadcast on the Southeastern Channel via Charter Communications.  Afterwards, it will air several times on the Channel, will be available on the website above for on-demand viewing, and will also be placed on
  2. We will also launch a web page on August 8 listing all graduates and will share it in multiple news venues—including our internal faculty/staff newsletter, our student newsletter and our alumni newsletters.
  3. You will be welcome to participate in a future face-to-face commencement ceremony. We do not know at this time when the next in-person commencement ceremony will be, but when the COVID-19 situation allows, we will communicate with you about all of the details, including the date and time as well as how to register for the event.
  4. Southeastern will post a listing of spring 2020 graduates’ names in the fall printed Southeastern Magazine. Each graduate will be mailed a copy in October.
  5. You will receive a special welcome packet from the Southeastern Alumni Association welcoming you as a graduate.
  6. Your diploma cover will be available for pick-up at the Southeastern Alumni Center starting Monday, August 10. Graduates will receive a communication from the Alumni Association with details.

We hope you know how proud we are of you for completing your degree and how much we want to celebrate with you.  In this unprecedented situation, we hope these alternatives will help you and your family shine a light on your accomplishments and bring out your Lion Pride as a new graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University.



Get Ready to Graduate

Graduating soon? From paying your fees to ordering your cap and gown, follow the steps below to complete graduation requirements and learn about upcoming events just for you.

Dates to Remember

Last day to pay graduation fees: 06/17
Last day to apply for graduation: 06/17
Deadline for the online exit survey: 12/13

See All Dates & Deadlines

Have a Question?

Contact Office of the Registrar
Visit Southeastern's Alumni Association

Commencement Information

Learn more about graduation day, such as when to arrive, where to park and what to wear.  


Commencement Changes

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure graduates and guests enjoy a safe and high-quality experience, beginning December 2019 Southeastern Louisiana University now hosts two commencement ceremonies on the same day.


Graduation Fees & Deadlines

Southeastern's graduation fees are paid directly to the Controller's Office (located on North Campus in the Financial Aid building). Note: You must submit your graduation application by the deadline associated with the fee paid below.

Spring 2020 Fees & deadlines

$15 fee & application due
$25 fee & application due

No payment accepted after Feb 17

Summer 2020 fees & deadlines

$15 fee & application due
$25 fee & application due

No payment accepted after June 15

Fall 2020 fees & deadlines

$15 fee & application due
$25 fee & application due

No payment accepted after Sept 15

Online Application & Exit Survey

Complete your Graduation Application before the deadline associated with the fee you paid (above). The two-part Exit Survey must be completed during the semester you graduate. Log into LeoNet and follow these steps below to complete the graduation application and the Exit Survey.

Steps to Apply Online

STEP ONE: In your LeoNet account navigate to the "Self Service" menu on the left.
STEP TWO: Click on "Degree Progress/Graduation" and select "Apply for Graduation"
STEP THREE: Follow the instructions on the page to complete the application

Southeastern's Exit Survey

The Southeastern Exit Survey is a two part survey that must be completed during the semester you graduate.

STEP ONE: In your LeoNet (link) account navigate to the Apply for Graduation page under Self Service > Degree Progress/Graduation > Apply for Graduation.
STEP TWO: Follow instructions on the page to complete the application
STEP THREE: Part II of the survey will be emailed to your southeastern email account and must be completed prior to graduation.

Note: Delaying this process could cost you additional fees and keep you from graduating on time. The second part of the Exit Survey will be emailed to you prior to graduation. The online Exit Survey must be completed in order to receive your diploma.

Questions: For any questions about the application, contact Enrollment Services at 985-549-2066 or 985-549-2062. For questions about the exit survey, contact Institutional Research at 985-549-2077.


WHAT'S NEXT:   Southeastern's Alumni Association

As a member of the Alumni Association, enjoy special resources just for you and stay connected to the university.

The Alumni Association is a great way to stay connected with your Southeastern family after graduation. Enjoy your first year after graduation with no membership fees.