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College Commencement

147th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 9, 2020
2:00 p.m. PST 

UPDATE: The Class of 2020 will be celebrated via a virtual commencement that will be made available here.

Watch video of the 2019 Commencement


General Q&A

  • How do I get a wheelchair/special accommodation?

    In order to reserve a wheelchair and/or special accommodations please make that known in the ticket request form. The form is located on the main commencement webpage. Special accommodations will be allowed to enter the venue at 12:30pm.

  • Where do I pickup my cap and gown

    Thursday & Friday, May 7th and 8th from 10am-4pm in the Council Chamber.

  • Where do I go the day of commencement?

    Students need to be present for lineup at 1pm at the VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM located in the ROSE QUARTER DISTRICT.

  • Am I graduating?

    Check with the undergraduate registrar’s office.

  • When does commencement end?

    Approximately 4:00 p.m.

  • 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. Tickets are required for entry to the 2020 Commencement Ceremony. Tickets will be unlimited, but please reserve them in a timely manner. Please refer to the ‘Tickets’ tab on the main commencement webpage to access Ticket Request Form. Tickets are General Admission and doors will open for the venue at 1pm. (12:30pm for Special Accommodations)

  • 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.