Due to the governor's Executive Order for Higher Education, which bans in-person activities through June 2020, LBCC's in-person commencement ceremonies have been cancelled.

For details and alternate plans, visit our Commencement Ceremony page.

Application and Ceremony Participation

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
In-person commencement has been cancelled for this year. Alternate plans are in process. Read spring commencement details.

In general, 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, with the exception of Dental students as noted in the above paragraph.

Graduation Term Application Deadline
Summer 2021 April 30, 2021
Fall 2021 TBA
Winter 2021 January 15, 2021
Spring 2021 Official deadline: February 5, 2021

*Spring term graduation applications officially close February 5, 2021; however, late applications will be accepted until May 7, 2021. Applications received by February 5, 2021 will be reviewed prior to spring term registration. Students who apply by February 5, 2021 will receive a confirmation e-mail regarding outstanding courses in time to register for these courses for spring term. Applications received after February 5, 2021 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 February 5, 2021.



Application Forms

Complete the application for graduation form; be sure to select the appropriate term from the drop-down menu in the form:

LBCC Graduation Application (electronic form) »

Degree Waiver Petition »

When accessing the application forms, select the term in which you plan to complete all of your graduation requirements under "Graduation Term"