Commencement

Graduation

Louisburg College Commencement - May 15, 2021

Louisburg College is excited to announce an in-person commencement for our 2021 graduating class scheduled for May 15, 2021, in the Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC).

Due to Governor Roy Cooper easing some restrictions in his most recent executive order, this momentous celebration will occur face-to-face. The college will allow all graduates the opportunity to invite two guests to witness and to share in this special milestone. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we plan this memorable event, and we will update this page as soon we finalize the details, such as how to request tickets.  

Please know Louisburg College will continue to make its students and college community a top priority while executing commencement plans and evaluating the best way to celebrate our graduates within CDC safety guidelines.

 ***All graduates and commencement attendees must follow COVID-19 guidelines.***

 

Do you still need to order your cap, gown, & announcements?

Students may order their caps, gowns, and additional graduation products from the Herff Jones website. Louisburg College has waived the graduation fee for our 2021 graduates, which covers the cost for both the cap and gown.

Please remember the deadline to order all graduation items is 11:59 p.m. on April 1.

 

Commencement Frequently Asked Questions:

Below are answers to typical questions graduates or visitors may have about commencement.

The college will hold the 2021 Louisburg Commencement Exercise on Saturday, May 15, 2021, in the Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC).
Graduates should arrive at the Main Building steps at 9:00 a.m. to line up for the 2021 Commencement Exercise.

We recommend that guests arrive early to allow time for traffic and parking. The lots and doors will open approximately one hour before the start of the ceremony.

No. The commencement ceremony is a traditional academic ritual performed without signs, fireworks, bottles, beach balls, cans, or any noisemakers.
The Office of the President will announce the commencement speaker in the near future.
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Students may purchase graduation notifications from Herff Jones through April 1, 2021. Herff Jones has created school-specific personalized announcements for Louisburg College, and you may purchase them through their website - Herff Jones website.
Louisburg College has waived the graduation fee for our 2021 Graduates, which covers the cost for both the cap and gown.  However, students must pay all of their tuition and fees balances. For further questions about senior clearance, students should contact the Student Accounts Office at (919) 496-7141.
Yes, students can contact the Business Office at (919) 496-7141 to make payments on their accounts. Students can use credit cards, cash, certified checks, money orders, or online payments through the business office to clear their accounts.

No. Only students who have completed the Graduation Clearance Process, including clearing all outstanding balances, can participate in commencement.

Yes. A student can participate if they are only eight credits or less from completing their degree.
At this time, students can invite two guests.
Yes. The commencement exercise is a ticketed event.

Students may order their caps, gowns, and additional graduation products from the Herff Jones website. Louisburg College has waived the graduation fee for our 2021 graduates, which covers the cost for both the cap and gown.

Please remember that the deadline to order all graduation items is 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2021.

No. All students must have applied for graduation to receive a diploma, regardless of whether they intend to participate in any commencement exercises.

No. Participation in the commencement ceremony is not mandatory. If you wish to have your diploma package mailed to you, contact the Registrar’s office at (919) 497-3232.
Students should wear appropriate business attire beneath the regalia and comfortable black shoes to walk across the stage.
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Yes. Students may wear high academic achievement cords at commencement.
Please leave all personal belongings with your guests during the ceremony.