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 2 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.

View our graduation live stream recording here!

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


Caps and Gowns

The deadline to order your cap and gown has been extended by one week untilMarch 30. If our in-person graduation ceremony is adjusted or you are unable to attend, you will have the option to buy the cap and gown or to send them back without having to pay. The link to order a cap and gown is

Graduation Cap and Gown's can be picked up at the Bookstore the following times:

  • Tuesday, April 28th from 10am to 2pm
  • Wednesday, April 29th from 12pm to 6pm
  • Thursday, April 30th from 11am to 2pm




Hilton - Garden Inn Bossier City
2015 Old Minden Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
Reserve Now
Reserve by Friday, April 10

Hilton - Downtown Shreveport
$109/night (2 queens) or $129/night (king)
104 Market Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Reserve by Friday, April 17

1. By Phone at 1-800-HILTONS

  • Be sure to have attendees mention the group code CCC in order to receive the discounted group rate.

2. Online at

  • Select the dates for the reservation
  • BEFORE clicking on the blue "Check Availability" button, you must first click on "More Options"
  • Then click on "Add Special Rate Codes"
  • Then enter the code CCC in the Croup Code Field
  • Then click on the big blue "Check Availability" button and continue with booking the reservation at the group rate

Holiday Inn Downtown Shreveport
(Rooms with 2 queen beds only available)
102 Lake Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Reserve Now
Reserve by Friday, April 17

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Shreveport
$94/night (breakfast included)
201 Lake Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Reserve Now
Reserve by Friday, April 17



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.




Cap and Gown Headshots

Marketing and Communication will be taking cap and gown and headshot senior portraits for graduating seniors. Check back soon to schedule a time. 

On Stage Photos

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.

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