Commencement

The Spring 2016 Commencement will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 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 Spring 2016 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 April 25th through April 29th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, in the Dean’s Office of your college.  Additional tickets may be available following the initial distribution; please check with your Dean’s Office May 2nd through May 6th 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 Education
  • College of Nursing and Allied Health

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 Culinary Arts.

Session II – 12:00 Noon

  • College of Business Administration

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.

Session III – 3:00 p.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences

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.

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


There will be no reserved seating. Tickets are required for entry (including small children).  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.

See the Commencement Guidelines and Instructions for information concerning the commencement ceremonies.  The link to the Commencement Ticket Information explains the process of the distribution of tickets. Please study these carefully. To maintain the dignity of the  commencement ceremony, you must be dressed appropriately, in accordance with the commencement guidelines and instructions.  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.