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.
Your cap and gown are provided by ASLCC. There is no direct cost to you.
CEO and Transitional Studies (High School+) graduates, do not order through the link above. Please contact CEO or Transitional Studies for help and information about how to get your cap and gown.
Graduates who have earned an Associate Degree with a GPA of 3.5 or above will receive an honor cord.
Pick up your 10 complimentary announcements from the Student Activities office on the first 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.
It is considered disrespectful and inappropriate to leave during the ceremony, so please plan accordingly.
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 Symphonic Band, Dr. Robert Davis, Director
"March No. 1" from Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar.
LCC Combined Choirs, Gina Challad, Music Faculty
LCC Symphonic Band
These welcome halls that we have come to know
As we push forward
Where we've learned and come to grow
Have helped us look ever onward
Standing with our Alma Mater |
Always by her side
We will travel near and far
But always on our mind and deep within our hearts
LCC we will always cherish thee
Our community among the rivers three
Thanks to you, Our beloved LCC
Music and lyrics for LCC's new Alma Mater introduced in 2017. Composer: Yana Pisarchuk, LCC Class of 2017. Lyricist: Alex Blum, LCC Class of 2016.
GradImages takes professional photographs of each graduate during Commencement.
Pre-Register with GradImages
You are encouraged to pre-register ahead of time at gradimages.com/Preregistration. Get 20% off your graduation photo order of $50 or more by registering before the event!
You'll need to provide contact information, either email or mailing address, to receive photo proofs and instructions on how to purchase copies.
Sign up with GradImages at Commencement
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.
Scholastic Achievement Awards - presented to up to four students each year who are graduating with the highest grade point average and most rigorous coursework. These students are presented with an award plaque at Commencement and are listed in the Commencement Program booklet.
Outstanding Student Awards - presented to outstanding students from their respective field of study. These students are honored at an awards ceremony held prior to commencement, and are listed in the Commencement Program booklet.
All-Washington Academic Team - presented to students who have been nominated by LCC's college president, and who have been recognized as part of the Washington State team. These students are honored at an awards ceremony held in Olympia each year in the spring, and are listed in the Commencement Program booklet.