Commencement

The University of Louisville will resume in-person commencement exercises in May with outdoor events at Cardinal Stadium that will celebrate both 2021 and 2020 graduates. The ceremonies will also be live streamed.

“The thrill of walking across the stage at commencement is back. We are working hard to provide a safe, meaningful commencement experience for those graduating this spring as well as all those 2020 graduates whose in-person commencement ceremonies were cancelled due to COVID-19.” —UofL President Neeli Bendapudi.

Graduates who have not done so already, should complete the RSVP form as soon as possible.

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Calendar of Events – Cardinal Stadium

Students being recognized with a bachelor or master degree attend the ceremony for the academic unit where they take their classes.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

10:00 a.m. Brandeis School of Law Convocation Ceremony

4:00 p.m. Graduate School Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 7, 2021

7:00 p.m. University-wide Commencement Ceremony #1 honoring the 2020 and May 2021 graduates from the following units:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduate School (Interdisciplinary students only)
  • School of Dentistry
  • Brandeis School of Law
  • School of Medicine

(Clarification: for the professional units, this will be the banner bearer and any Masters degree graduates).

Saturday, May 8, 2021

10:00 a.m. University-wide Ceremony #2 honoring the 2020 and May 2021 graduates from the following units:

  • College of Business
  • J.B. Speed School of Engineering
  • School of Public Health & Information Sciences

4:00 p.m. University-wide Ceremony #3 honoring the 2020 and May 2021 graduates from the following units:

  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Kent School of Social Work
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Severe weather alternative date.

Eight guests will be allowed per graduate. Seats will be randomly assigned via virtual tickets in groups (pods) of four. Detailed information on how to obtain tickets, parking and entry instructions, inclement weather plans, and more will be shared by early April.

For additional details please review the following pages:

Calendar of Events

Cap and Gown and Honor Cord Ordering

Frequently Asked Questions

Safety Protocols

Student Communications

Ticketing Information 

 

This page will be updated regularly. Please watch this website and your email for the most updated information.

Questions?

E-mail us at commence@louisville.edu

Commencement Staff

Registrar's Office

Houchens Building

Room LL 31

Belknap Campus

Office Hours

M-F, 9 AM to 5 PM

No holiday hours

Phone

(502) 852-6528

FAX (502) 852-7088