Ceremony Information

Spring 2021

Location: Rapides Parish Coliseum

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM

Order of Ceremony

Graduates will report to Meeting Room A to pick up their line up card.

Graduates will proceed to the reserved area directly in front of the platform and be seated. Seating will be reserved for graduates only.  A CLTCC employee will be positioned at the beginning and end of each row to assist in seating.

Faculty will then process in to the appropriate seating area. The platform party, which includes special guests and deans, is led by Chancellor, Dr. Jimmy Sawtelle and will process in to the stage after the faculty processional. The platform party will ascend the steps and stand in front of their designated seats, except Dr. Sawtelle who will move to the podium.

Awarding of Diplomas

Graduates will then be presented their diploma cover. A CLTCC employee will lead the graduates to the appropriate area to ascend the stage. At the appropriate time as the row of graduates shortens, a CLTCC employee will lead the next row to the appropriate area until all diplomas have been awarded.

Recessional

Following the benediction, as the recessional plays, Dr. Sawtelle will lead the procession out followed by the platform party and the faculty. Graduates will then process out to the main lobby in a double line. 

ADA Information

Accessible Parking: A state-issued disability placard prominently displayed inside the vehicle or state-issued disability plate is required. The accessible parking area is located in parking lots around the Rapides Parish Coliseum and it is first come, first serve basis.

Coliseum Entrance: Persons with disability accommodation needs may enter the Coliseum through the front/main entrance. Each portal of the Coliseum has a ramp entry. Disability seating is located on the second level. Directional personnel will be available to assist you to the designated areas. 

Coliseum Seating Area: Accessible seating for those using wheelchairs or other mobility aids is signified by the handicap emblem.  The designated area is on the second level.

Wheelchair/Mobility Aid Availability: Family members, guests, and degree candidates in need of wheelchairs or other mobility aids should make provisions to bring those with them to the Coliseum. Wheelchairs and other mobility aids are not provided at the Rapides Parish Coliseum. 

Police: Officers are present in case of an emergency. 

Graduates or guests requiring any further disability related accommodations or with questions regarding the ceremony should contact Student Services at 318-487-5443.