Dear LCC Campus Community,
When we planned our first virtual Commencement in 2020, we assumed it was a one-time thing. A year ago, many of us couldn't have imagined that the pandemic would last this long or cause so much disruption in our lives.
Every spring, we anxiously await the opportunity to celebrate with our graduates. LCC's Commencement typically draws thousands of people, and is one of the largest gatherings in the county each year.
We recently learned that state guidelines restrict us to no more than 200 guests at Commencement. Due to the sheer size of our event, we made the difficult decision to hold a virtual ceremony for the Class of 2021.
I'm sure this news will be disappointing for some of you. We are working hard to bring you an engaging virtual program, and a drive-through celebration to add an in-person element to the festivities.
The virtual ceremony will be released online at 6:30 pm on June 18, and details about this and the drive-through event will be sent out as they become available.
We are currently working with rhiza A+D (an architecture and design firm) to create a commemorative art installation in the Library to honor the Class of 2021. Your perseverance and dedication in spite of overwhelming obstacles is truly an inspiration, and we want to express our gratitude.
Last year, we invited the Class of 2020 to walk in our 2021 ceremony. Please accept my sincere apology that we are unable to extend that opportunity after all.
We are extremely excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing Class of 2021. Thanks for your persistence and grit.
Chris Bailey, President