POSTED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 8:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — Approximately 727 students are expected to graduate during LSU’s 281st commencement ceremony on Friday, August 9, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander will deliver the commencement address.
Alexander will preside over the ceremony, and Hank Danos, chairman of the LSU Board of Supervisors, will confer degrees. Kevin L. Cope, LSU Faculty Senate president, will serve as mace bearer. The “Star-Spangled Banner” and LSU alma mater will be performed by Kristi Beinhauer, candidate for Master of Music, and the processional and recessional music will be performed by the Norem Brass Quintet.
There will be no separate diploma ceremonies for August commencement. During the commencement ceremony, Lt. Col. Lawrence Burns, professor of military science, will recognize the newly commissioned ROTC cadets. A separate commissioning ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the Energy, Coast and Environment Building.
About 10 students are expected to graduate with honors, including two students who are potentially slated to receive University Medals for graduating with the highest undergraduate grade-point average in the class.