Commencement Update




Southeastern was hopeful we would be able to host an August commencement for our Spring 2020 graduates. However, because of the Governor’s recent order restricting large events and the current conditions surrounding COVID-19 a commencement event will not be possible.

Needless to say, we are all disappointed that we will not be able to celebrate our Spring 2020 graduates in a face to face commencement at this time. As a community, commencements are an integral part of honoring our graduates. We are so proud of your accomplishment - especially during a time that required such effort and commitment to complete your academic studies.

As you know, we were able to have a special virtual celebration on multiple social media platforms on the originally scheduled commencement date, May 16, 2020 to recognize and honor your amazing efforts. It was important to us to make sure you realized we were as proud of your degree as you are.

The virtual celebration featured remarks from Robin Roberts, a Southeastern alumna and anchor of Good Morning America, the university President, Dr. John Crain, deans, and other university administrators. Graduates were given the Alumni Oath by Alumni President Dickie Whitson and were officially welcomed into the Southeastern Alumni Association.  You can still view the videos here to remember the day.

You should have received your diploma via mail by now. If not, please contact us at the Registrar’s Office at 985.549.2244. Honor stoles and cords will be mailed later this month. You will hear from us soon regarding distribution of your diploma cover.

We will remain in contact should anything change or other opportunities develop. Thank you for being a 2020 Lion! Lion Up – Always!


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 Records & Registration
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.