The Graduation Ceremony will be held in the Baton Rouge River Center Ballroom on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM. The doors will open at 12:30 PM, unless it rains, in which case the doors will open at 12:00 PM. Graduates should arrive no later than 1:00 PM. The address is 275 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802.
The entire ceremony will last approximately 2 hours. If you are making dinner plans, please allow time for Graduates to pick up their diploma and for exiting the garage. If you park on an upper level, it can take as long as 30 minutes or so to make your way down to the exit.
Parking is available in the parking garages for a cash fee of $5, or you may attempt to find parking on the streets. Be early to ensure speedy parking and a timely arrival. A delay could be caused with everyone trying to get into the parking garages, so please plan accordingly.
NOTE: River Center East and West parking garages will be open; however, the first floor of the west garage will be closed due to renovations. Therefore, patrons will be directed to park on the second, third and fourth floors of the west garage or the entire east garage.
There are no tickets for this Graduation Ceremony. There is no limit placed on how many guests you may invite.
There will be accessible seating available in the Baton Rouge River Center. There are elevators in the building for your convenience. Student Ambassadors, College staff, and Baton Rouge River Center Employees will be located around the building to assist you in finding your way. Therefore, it is not necessary to make arrangements for accessible seating prior to the commencement ceremony.
Spencer Studios will be on hand on Graduation Day to take pictures of each Graduate as he or she exits the main stage. You will be allowed to take photos during the Ceremony; however, we ask that you remain seated at all times to ensure visibility for other families.
Although we want you to enjoy the ceremony, please remember that it is an academic ceremony of dignity. There are numerous distinguished guests and dignitaries present, including the members of the Board of Trustees and representatives of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady.
Families are encouraged to stand and recognize their graduate as they receive their diploma. Your enthusiasm and excitement is warranted; however, the use of air horns or other artificial noisemakers is inappropriate.