Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco will deliver UL's Fall commencement speech this Friday despite recently announcing a renewed battle with cancer.
Kathleen Blanco announced this week that she is 'fighting for her life' against the melanoma which once afflicted her eye and has now spread to her liver. Blanco will deliver the commencement speech to this year's UL Lafayette graduates on Friday despite news of her illness.

The full commencement schedule is below. More information can be found here.


11:00 AM General Assembly (all graduates are required to attend)
8:00 AM College of Liberal Arts
2:00 PM B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration

Cajundome Convention Center – Exhibit Hall A & B – 1st Floor
8:00 AM College of Education
2:00 PM College of Engineering

Cajundome Convention Center – Festival Ballroom – 2nd Floor
8:00 AM College of the Arts
2:00 PM Ray P. Authement College of Sciences

Bourgeois Hall
8:00 AM College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
2:00 PM University College