Frequently Asked Questions
We are in the early stages of planning for 2022. Please watch this space for more details to come!
This interactive, COVID-safe event will allow LBCC graduates to drive through campus in a vehicle, get cheered on and celebrated by faculty and staff, hear commencement speeches and music, stop at photo stations and more. Graduates will also be given an opportunity to safely exit the car, walk across the stage and receive a diploma.
Please note that only the graduate will be permitted to exit the vehicle to receive their diploma. Anyone else in the car will remain and continue to the pick-up point to retrieve their graduate. We've designed the route so that the driver and other occupants on the car should have a good view of the graduate receiving their diploma. In addition, a recap video will be available online after the event.
Family and friends of the graduate are welcome to come to campus to cheer on their graduate. While only one car per graduate will be allowed to drive through the event, campus will be open to visitors and there will be a viewing area near the stage so that family and friends can watch their graduate walk and receive their diploma.
Grads are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and join in the festivities!
The Graduation Services Office has sent invitations to all students that have graduated this year or who have applied to graduate during Spring term. They sent the invitation to the email address that students used when the applied to graduate.
Email the Graduation Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regalia is optional for this year's ceremony. If you choose to order, items will be shipped to LBCC to avoid extra shipping costs for students. A pick-up date will be arranged so you can get your cap and gown prior to CARmencement. The deadline to order is April 25th. If you order after that date, shipping will cost extra and it will be shipped to your home address.
You can order regalia by calling (360)254-7870. Leave a message and the company will call you back within 24 hours.
You can also borrow gowns from LBCC by emailing email@example.com .
If you have questions about regalia, contact Beth at Lyonsb@linnbenton.edu.
Yes! Family and friends are welcome to come to campus to celebrate their graduate. Graduates will be limited to one car and the number of people who safely fit inside (based on the number of seat belts). But the campus will open to visitors who want to cheer on their graduates. There will be a designated viewing area near the stage; family and friends will be able to park in a designated parking area on campus and go to the viewing area during their graduate's time window. More details about parking and locations will be posted in May.
***This event will be live-streamed so that those who do not fit inside the vehicle will have the opportunity to watch from home via the internet.