Frequently Asked Questions
We are in the early stages of planning for 2021. Please watch this space for more details to come!
- Wednesday, June 9 – Cohort Night: Open to students in Healthcare Occupations, Trades & Manufacturing, Transportation, and Culinary Arts.
- Thursday, June 10 – General Grad Night: Open to all graduates.
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.
Grads are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and join in the festivities!
On June 1st we will send driving instructions to the graduates who have registered to attend the event. Please watch your email for instructions!
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.
Details about ordering your cap and gown will be announced soon!
Graduation Services is emailing all graduates with information about signing up for the ceremony. They are contacting each student through the email address that the student provided when they signed up to graduate.
If you are graduating and you know right now that you want to go, please tell us:
If you are graduating and you have not yet received an email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
While we hope students have fun and show creativity with their vehicles, we do have some rules to keep the event safe for all and to adhere to Oregon driving and vehicle laws.
Each graduate may drive one standard passenger vehicle (car, van, SUV, or pickup truck) through the CARmencement route . Cars will need to zig zag and make 180 degree turns. Those towing trailers or driving oversized vehicles that cannot safely drive the route will be turned away. RVs or other motorhomes will not be allowed.
Decorations are encouraged, but decorations cannot impede visibility or fall off the vehicle. The number of passengers in the car cannot exceed the number of seat belts available in the car. Aftermarket sound-making devices and home-made lights are not allowed on Oregon roadways, so please leave those off your vehicles for this experience. Motorcycles are permitted, but riders must wear a helmet pursuant to Oregon law.