About 700 students are expected to graduate from LSU during a commencement ceremony Friday morning at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, a news release says.

LSU Chancellor Michael V. Martin will preside over the ceremony, and William Jenkins, interim president of the LSU System, will confer degrees. Kevin L. Cope, LSU Faculty Senate president, will serve as mace bearer.

The invocation and benediction will be given by the Rev. Dr. Steve Crump, senior minister at Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge. The “Star-Spangled Banner” and LSU alma mater will be performed by Amy Porter, a doctoral student in the College of Music & Dramatic Arts, and the processional and recessional music will be performed by the Norem Brass Quintet.