Congratulations! You've worked hard to receive your degree and it's time to prepare yourself to walk across the stage! We want this to be a fun, memorable event for degree candidates, family, and friends. 

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 10:30 AM in the Gold Dome. Doors to the Gold Dome will open at 9:30 AM. The ceremony will include both bachelors degree and masters degree candidates. A graduation live stream event will be available here on the day of graduation!

All candidates for degrees must be in lower level of the Gold Dome by 10:00 AM!


Graduation Fair is Thursday, March 15th from 11-4 in the bookstore. Students may order caps and gowns, invitations, class rings and other class memorabilia. This will be the only time for students to order gaps and gowns.




Hilton Downtown Shreveport
104 Market St, Shreveport, LA 71101
$99 per night
Reserve no later than 4/20/18

Hilton Garden Inn - Bossier City
2015 Old Minden Rd, Bossier City, LA 71111
$139 per night
reserve no later than 4/20/18
(318) 759-1950

Wyndham Garden Shreveport
1419 E. 70th Street
Reserve anytime



The Department of Public Safety offers a limited number of parking passes for those with special parking needs. These will be issued on a first come, first serve basis and will be restricted to a maximum of two permits per student. The parking lot by the rear door of the Gold Dome (next to the tennis courts) will be marked off and made available to those with this special parking permit. All other handicap spaces will continue to be open for anyone who has a state issued parking permit.

Students are asked to park their vehicles on the north side of Kings Highway to allow for family members of graduates to park by the Gold Dome.

Guests are invited to park in the Gold Dome parking lot as well as other lots across campus. DPS assistance and traffic control will be made available for those crossing Kings Highway on foot.

For more information or questions, please contact the Centenary Department of Public Safety, 318.869.5759.



Tickets are not needed for graduation: all are welcome, and the Gold Dome provides ample seating. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and seating is first come, first served. There is handicap seating available, which should be reserved ahead of time via the Department of Public Safety. For more information, please contact the Centenary Department of Public Safety, 318.869.5164.



Marketing and Communication will be taking cap and gown and headshot senior portraits for graduation seniors. Schedule your appointment here.

On-stage photographs of the ceremony are arranged by Centenary for graduates and their families. ALL purchases are handled directly through Maroski Photography Studio of Mansfield, LA. 

Contact Maroski Photography Studio at 318.872.2998 or email


Centenary Bookstore

The Centenary Bookstore will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. on Graduation Day for any last minute items or graduation gifts.


Graduation Checklist

There are a series of tasks that each candidate must complete before graduation. Check here to make sure you have everything completed.

Gaps, Gowns, and Attire

Be sure to order your Caps and Gowns!


Centenary offers a list of hotels available for graduation.