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

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Commencement Information

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


Winter 2019 Commencement Changes

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

A ceremony for graduates of degree programs housed in the College of Education, College of Business and College of Science and Technology will begin at 10 a.m. while a ceremony for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will begin at 5 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 at the University Center. This will be the arrangement for winter commencement ceremonies moving forward.

Those earning master’s and doctoral degrees will participate in the ceremony with the college where their degree program is housed.

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 2019 Fees & deadlines

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

No payment accepted after Feb 15

Summer 2019 fees & deadlines

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

No payment accepted after June 17

Fall 2019 fees & deadlines

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

No payment accepted after Sept 16

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.


Upcoming Events

Oct 23 & 24

Grad Fair

Order your cap and gown, class ring & announcements
Student Union Ballroom

Dec 4

Ring Ceremony

Receive your class ring & take a special "Oath of Pride"
Student Union Ballroom


Dec 12

Lion for Life Launch

Enjoy a free party hosted by the Alumni Association
Alumni Center

Career Services

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.