Updated April 1, 2014
This year's graduation ceremony will be held on May 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the LMC Football Stadium. Students should plan to arrive no later than 6:00 pm to line up at the area adjacent to the men's locker room by the P.E. Annex. Sutdents will need to check in to receive a card which will contain their name and major to be read during the ceremony.
Because graduation is held in the football stadium, there is no limit to the number of guests you may invite. There is no reserved seating at the stadium. The stadium bleachers have wheelchair access; chairs will also be placed below the bleachers for additional seating and accessibility.
Please Note: To provide a safe experience for faculty, staff, and students no high heeled shoes or chewing gum will be allowed in the stadium. If you wear high heeled shoes, you will be asked to remove your shoes as they will damage the track and field. If this occurs, you will be graduating in bare feet!
Students who completed degrees and certificates in Summer 2013, Fall 2013 or your Spring 2014 is approved or pending, you will be invited to participate in the 2014 Commencement Ceremony. Emails will go out shortly for Spring 2014 applicants to advise of your status.
Students who either missed the application period for Spring 2014 or who are taking 2 classes or less for Summer 2014 and wish to participate in the commencent ceremony can apply to walk. Please fill out an Application to Walk in Graduation Ceremony with Coursework Remaining along with an Application for Graduation. Both forms must be submitted by April 18, 2014.
We encourage all graduating students to apply to be the student speaker at the 2014 graduation ceremony.
Students who completed graduation requirements in Summer 2013, Fall 2013 or students who applied for Spring 2014 and have been "approved" or are "pending" may apply to be the graduation speaker.
Students applying to speak will present their completed speech to the graduation committee. Once student speaker will be selected and will be required to work with LMC speech faculty prior to the ceremony. Approved student speaker applicants will present their full speech to the graduation committee Friday, May 2 between 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. Applicants must be available to present their speech during this time.
In order to be considered, student speaker applicants must have completed 12 units at LMC with a minimum of 2.7 GPA as of Fall 2013 semester.
The committee will determine the best candidate based on the following criteria:
Additionally the selected student speaker must be approved to graduate as verified by the Admissions & Records Office.
For questions, please call (925) 439-2181 ext. 3364. Please do not contact Admissions & Records for answers to student speaker applications.
View the 2013 video!