#TBT This week’s Throwback Thursday post focuses on LSU’s spring commencement from 100 years ago. The festivities began on Friday May 28, 1915 with a review of the cadet battalion and ended with 151 graduates receiving their diplomas in the pavilion on Monday May 31. Most of the graduates were from Louisiana, but there was one each from Kansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and others came from as far away as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Canary Islands.
Congratulations, 2015 graduates!
Sources: LSU Photograph Collection, RG #A5000, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA. Spring 1915 Commencement Program, LD 3117 .A2. Gumbo 1915, LD 3118 .G8.
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