Graduation Application Timelines & Ceremony Participation

Students should submit their Graduation Application in the term preceding the term in which they plan to complete their graduation requirements.

For example, if a student is finishing their grad requirements in fall term, they should submit their grad app during summer term.

Click on the link below to open the graduation application form.  Under the area "Graduation Term", select the term in which you plan to complete all of your graduation requirements.

    LBCC Graduation Application for SPRING TERM 2020 (electronic form)

    LBCC Graduation Application for SUMMER TERM 2020 (electronic form)

2020 Commencement is on Thursday, June 11, 2020

To sign up to walk in commencement and to order cap and gown, please visit our
Commencement Ceremony page


Program Worksheets            Degree Waiver Petition     

When to apply:
You need to apply for graduation at least one term before completion. Application deadline is the 4th week of the previous term (see chart below).

Spring Commencement Ceremony Participation: You may participate in the ceremony at the end of your academic year of completion. If you are within 15 credits of completion and will complete Summer/Fall term, you can participate in the Spring ceremony with a special request. Other exceptions are reviewed by the Registrar on a case by case basis.

Graduation Program Listing: Names of students who will complete by the end of Spring term will be printed in the graduation program. The exception is Dental students as noted in the above paragraph.

Graduation Term Application Deadline
Summer 2019 June 7, 2019
Fall 2019 September 27, 2019
Winter 2020 November 8, 2019
Spring 2020 Official deadline: January 31, 2020

* Spring term graduation applications officially close January 31, 2020; however, late applications will be accepted until May 8, 2020.  Applications received by January 31, 2020 will be reviewed prior to spring term registration. Students who apply by January 31, 2020 will receive a confirmation e-mail regarding outstanding courses in time to register for these courses for spring term. Applications received after January 31, 2020 will not be reviewed until after spring term registration is open. To ensure you get into the courses you need to graduate for spring term, be sure to apply by no later than January 31, 2020.