Commencement Update


Southeastern continues to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Louisiana Governor's Office related to COVID-19. Given guidance to avoid large group assemblies, Southeastern will not hold Spring Commencement on May 16, 2020, as originally scheduled. Instead, based on input from student leaders, a Summer Commencement ceremony will be scheduled for late summer 2020 to celebrate the accomplishments of both Spring and Summer graduates.

Spring graduates will receive their diplomas via mail along with details about Summer Commencement.

Although we are disappointed to delay this special event for our graduates, we look forward to the opportunity to celebrate their outstanding accomplishments at a time when it is safe to do so.

Graduates and their families are encouraged to monitor Southeastern’s Commencement website for updates and details on Summer Commencement 2020.

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.  


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.

A ceremony for graduates of degree programs housed in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Nursing and Health Sciences will begin at 10 a.m. while a ceremony for the College of Business, College of Education, and College of Science and Technology will begin at 3 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 16 at the University Center.

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 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.