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Commencement

Please see additional information below for instructions and ticketing information

The Fall 2015 Commencement will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015 in Stopher Gymnasium on the Nicholls campus.  Following record-breaking numbers of graduates over the past four years, Nicholls State University will be holding three commencement ceremonies for Fall 2015 to provide you with a more personable, comfortable experience. To ensure safety and maintain state fire marshal limits on building capacity, tickets will be used to monitor attendance. Each graduation candidate will be allowed up to 7 tickets in this initial distribution. Graduation candidates must pick up their tickets November 16th through December 4th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, in the Dean’s Office of your college. Please note the University will be closed November 23rd through 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. Additional tickets may be available following the initial distribution; please check with your Dean’s Office December 7th through 9th if you need extra tickets. More specific information can be found in the attached Commencement Guidelines.

Graduation candidates will participate as indicated in the following chart.  Graduate School students will participate in the session assigned to their college:

Session I – 9:00 a.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences

Please report to Peltier Auditorium on the Nicholls campus no later than 8:15 a.m. for instructions and to form the processional to the gymnasium.

Note: This session also includes graduates from Safety Technology, Petroleum Services, General Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Session II – 12:00 Noon

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Nursing and Allied Health

Please report to Peltier Auditorium on the Nicholls campus no later than 11:15 a.m. for instructions and to form the processional to the gymnasium.

Note:  This session also includes graduates from Culinary Arts.

Session III – 3:00 p.m.

  • College of Education

Please report to Peltier Auditorium on the Nicholls campus no later than 2:15 p.m. for instructions and to form the processional to the gymnasium.


There will be no reserved seating.  Tickets are required for entry.  Please notify your guests to arrive early to sit in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis.  Seating for individuals with disabilities will be available.

Pages below include important instructions concerning the distribution of tickets and the commencement program.  Please study these carefully. To maintain the dignity of the commencement ceremony, you will not be allowed to walk if you are not dressed appropriately.  When you arrive, you should report immediately to your seat in Peltier Auditorium.  You will be asked to complete a short employment survey card with pencils provided.  All diplomas will be mailed.  Please log in to your Banner Self Service account to be sure your mailing address on file is current.

Congratulations as you near the completion of your degree at Nicholls State University.

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