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Congratulations, Frans!

Welcome to the official guide to commencement for FranU graduates and their guests.

  • Pinning & Award Ceremony Information

    Due to the current restrictions on large gatherings, details for the Spring 2021 Pinning ceremonies are yet to be determined. This page will be updated as plans are finalized. Graduates will be notified via email.

On the Day of Commencement

All Spring spring 2021 Graduates are invited to attend your Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2021, which will take place in a location to be determined. We do not anticipate that your school’s ceremony will last longer than 1 hour.


The number of guests allowed will be determined once the location is finalized.

Important Notes

Please note that wearing masks and maintaining a 6 foot distance from other family groups are REQUIRED for all participants, including guests! However, you may remove your masks during individual and family pictures.

Ceremony Etiquette

Regardless of format, graduation is an academic ceremony of dignity. Your families are encouraged to recognize you when you receive your diplomas. Their enthusiasm and excitement is warranted; however, the use of air horns or other artificial noisemakers is inappropriate.


Guests may bring cameras; however, students are encouraged to give all cameras, phones and other devices to your family members or loved ones. Please note that students are not allowed to have anything in their hands or over their gown, e.g., a purse.

Lifetouch Photography will be in attendance to take professional pictures of each graduate.

Tourist and Hotel Information

Bienvenue en Louisiane!

Looking for fun tourist activities during your stay in Louisiana?

Click here to visit the Louisiana Office of Tourism and find activities that interest you.

Interested in a tour of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University campus?

Click here to sign up for a guided tour with an Admissions team member.

In need of hotel information?


You may wish to stay in a hotel near the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University campus.

DRURY INN & SUITES: (866) 238-4218

Click here for reservation information. Drury Inn is located on Essen Lane at Interstate 10, just down the street from the University. They have hot, free breakfast and a "Kick Back" hour in the evening with complimentary food/drinks.

For questions about diplomas, course requirements for graduation, or Intent to Graduate forms, contact the Registrar's office at

For questions about Graduation fees, contact the Bursar's office at