One long chapter is about to close for thousands of young adults across Acadiana as it culminates with their high school graduation.

Commencement ceremonies around the area start soon and the Cajundome will hold most of the festivities for Lafayette Parish schools.

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Below is the complete rehearsal and graduation ceremony schedule for schools within the Lafayette Parish School System.


Wednesday, May 14, 2024

Early College Academy - 8:00 am

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Comeaux High - 7:00 am
David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy - 8:30 am
Carencro High - 9:30 am
Northside High - 11:00 am

Friday, May 17, 2024

Southside High - 7:00 am
Lafayette High - 9:00 am
Acadiana High - 11:00 am


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Early College Academy - 2:00 pm

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Comeaux High - 4:00 pm
David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy - 6:30 pm

Friday, May 17, 2024

Carencro High - 4:00 pm
Northside High - 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Southside High - 8:00 am
Lafayette High - 12:00 pm
Acadiana High - 4:00 pm


The Cajundome's Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for all graduation ceremonies.

Each person, including children, may carry one approved clear bag, such as a one-gallon clear storage bag or clear purse no larger than 12" x 12" x 6".

The following bags will be permitted inside the Cajundome and are subject to search.

  • Gallon size clear plastic storage bag
  • Clear bag equal to or smaller than 12" x 12" x 6"
  • A clutch or purse smaller than 6.5" x 4.5" (does not have to be clear)
  • Equipment bag for necessary medical items
  • Diaper bag for age-appropriate children accompanied by an adult.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: large purses, duffle bags, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, mesh bags, or any bag larger than the permissible sizes mentioned above. Tinted or printed-pattern plastic bags are not clear, so they will not be permitted.


The Cajundome will also host graduation ceremonies for Teurlings Catholic High School and St. Thomas More Catholic High School.

The schedule for those two schools is as follows:

Monday, May 13, 2024

Teurlings Catholic
Rehearsal - 9:00 am
Graduation Ceremony - 7:00 pm (Doors at 6:00 pm)

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

St. Thomas More
Rehearsal - 11:00 am
Graduation Ceremony - 6:00 pm (Doors at 5:00 pm)

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