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College Commencement

General Q&A

Am I graduating? 

Check with the the undergraduate registrar’s office.

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.

Where do I pick up my cap and gown?

Thursday and Friday, May 3th and 4th, 10am-4pm, in Council Chamber

Do I need tickets for commencement?

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

How do I get a wheelchair/special accommodation?

Please click here to fill out this form OR find the “Special Needs” tab on the right-hand column. We are not able to guarantee any special accommodations requests that were made after April 28th.

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.

Where do I go the day of commencement?

Students need to be present for lineup at 1pm at the VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM in GEORGIA PACIFIC. 

Who is my commencement speaker? 

We are excited to announce that this year’s 2018 commencement speaker will be Maria Hinojosa, news anchor and reporter of Latino USA.

When does commencement end?

Approximately 4:00pm. There will be a very brief reception directly following the ceremony.

Is there a reception after the ceremony?

There will be a reception under the covered plaza.

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).