Address: 1904 Allen Street in Kelso, Washington.
You may invite as many guests as you wish. Gates open for seating at 5 pm. All guests should arrive prior to 6 pm. The ceremony begins at 6:30 pm.
Please do not bring pets unless they are recognized by Washington State law as service animals. Emotional support animals do not qualify.
Strollers must be left outside the stadium.
For accommodation of disability or special-needs, please contact Disability Support Services.
Only official service animals are allowed at the ceremony. Please do not bring pets unless they are recognized by Washington State law as service animals. Emotional support animals do not qualify.
Pick up your cap and gown at the Diversity & Equity Center located on the second floor of the Student Center on these dates:
Graduates who have earned an Associate Degree with a GPA of 3.5 or above will receive an honor cord. Veteran graduates will receive their military cord.
Pick up your ten complimentary graduation announcements beginning May 1 by visiting Justin Ford on the second floor of the Student Center.
Follow the signage. Only graduating students will be allowed in the South Gym, so please advise your guests and family accordingly. (Bringing valuables is not recommended i.e. purses/wallets.) Restrooms are located in the main building (turn left as you exit the gym to locate restrooms).
Name cards will be used to announce your name during the commencement ceremony. Write down how you want your name announced. If the pronunciation of any party of your name is a challenge, write the name phonetically.
Please complete the back of the name card; it's how the photographer will contact you about your pictures.
LCC staff will assist you with lining up in processional order. The ceremony takes place outside regardless of weather, so please dress appropriately. Tassels go on your right prior to graduation; you will be instructed during the ceremony to move it to the left to indicate you have graduated.
Only GED & High School Completion students need to return their (BLUE) gowns to the South Gym when the ceremony is over. All others may keep their (RED) gowns.
Parking available at Kelso High School, Coweeman Middle School, St. Mary's Church, and Tam O-Shanter Park (south of stadium).
To locate transit options please see Google Maps/Transit.
LCC contracts with GradImages to take professional photographs of each graduate during Commencement.
You are encouraged to pre-register ahead of time at gradimages.com/Preregistration.
You'll need to provide contact information, either email or mailing address, to receive photo proofs and instructions on how to purchase copies.
Alternatively graduates may pre-register with GradImages at the ceremony.
Candid photos of the ceremony taken by LCC will also be posted on flickr.com/Graduation a few weeks after the ceremony. These photos may be downloaded, printed and shared via email and social media.
Graduates and their families and guests are invited to attend an Alumni Reception in the quad area outside the stadium immediately following Commencement.
All graduates* are eligible for membership in the Alumni Association. Membership forms will be available along with refreshments.
*Whether you earned a degree or certificate, or took just one class, you are a part of the LCC alumni family! Learn more and sign up for membership at Alumni Association.