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College Commencement

144th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
2:00 p.m. 
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Moda Center

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General Q&A

  • How do I get a wheelchair/special accommodation?

    Please fill out the form on the following website: OR find the “Special Needs” tab on the right hand colum. We are not able to guarantee any special accommodations requests that were made after May 1st.

  • Where do I go the day of commencement?

    Students need to be present for lineup at 2pm. For an on-campus ceremony, the location will be FIELDS, TEMPLETON. For an off-campus ceremony, the exact room will be TBD and advertised.

  • Am I graduating?

    Check with the undergraduate registrar’s office.

  • When does commencement end?

    Approximately 5:30pm.

  • What do the tassels and ribbons mean, and where do I get them?

    Gold cords for those who have served as resident advisors/student life interns; Silver for ASLC/ISLC/SAAB; Orange for Athletics; Light Blue Cords for completing Passport to Leadership; and Royal Blue for Student Alumni Association. Eligible seniors will either receive an email from the respective offices or will receive the cords/tassel with their cap and gown. Those who have studied abroad through an LC-sponsored program will also receive ribbons from the Overseas Office.
  • When do I receive my diploma?

    The Registrar will mail diplomas after final grades are posted and student accounts are cleared (approximately two weeks after commencement).

  • Do I need tickets for commencement?

    Yes. Please get your electronic ticket from the righthand tab on the commencement website. Tickets are unlimited.

  • What happens if it rains?

    In the event of inclement weather (rain or extreme heat), the ceremony will be moved to Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The final venue will be announced Monday, May 2nd at 8am, and advertised here on the website.

  • Do I have to pay for my cap and gown?

    Your cap and gown are free, and will be ordered automatically from your degree application.