Apply to be a 2019 Graduation Speaker
We are currently seeking applications for graduating students to give a brief 3 minute speech at graduation. This is your opportunity to share your "pearls of wisdom", "words of encouragement", or "advice for the future" with your graduating classmates.
The deadline to apply is April 24th
Commencement Ceremony Details
Please Note: Students who have applied for Spring 2019 Graduation will be notified around May 1st of their eligibility to graduate.
The ceremony will be held on May 24th, at 2:15pm inside the LMC Football Stadium.
Students should plan to arrive no later than 1:15pm for check-in and line-up on the
The ceremony is general admission and no tickets are required to attend. There is NO RESERVED SEATING at the stadium. The stadium bleachers have wheelchair access; some chairs will also be placed below the bleachers for additional seating and accessibility. Guests should arrive early for optimal seating.
Additional details regarding the event will be available soon. Keep watching this page for more information!
Summer 2019 Grads can participate in Commencement Ceremony
If you will be taking your last classes in Summer 2019 and wish to participate in the Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony, you can fill out an Application to Walk In Graduation Ceremony with Coursework Remaining after you register for your Summer 2019 classes. Be sure to check the box that indicates completion in summer and list the courses being taken during the Summer Session. The form will be accepted April 8th – 16th.
*Please note, summer graduates may not be enrolled in more than two (2) classes during the summer term to qualify for graduation.
Can I decorate my graduation cap? YES!
Students can personalize their caps
Do I have to wear the cap and gown? YES! Everyone participating in the graduation ceremony must wear their cap and gown. No garments are to be worn over the gown.
Cap, Gown, & Tassel
Beginning May 13th, you may pick up your cap, gown and tassel at the LMC Bookstore. Cost is $17.56 per package (plus tax).
Students with a 3.5 GPA as of Fall 2018, including transfer units, will be eligible for honors designation at graduation. The honors tassel may be purchased at the LMC Bookstore as well.
Flowers and leis are available for pre-order! Many more products and colors to choose from . See the full product list and pick up an order form in the Bookstore. Pay at the Cashier's Office by May 8th.
Pre-orders will be available for pick-up at the entrance to the Softball Field (where graduates must check-in) on the day of the event.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear under my gown?
Wear comfortable clothing. For example, dress slacks and dress shirts for men. Dress slacks, blouse, or dress for women… and NO high heels. High heels are NOT allowed on the track. If you wear them, you will be required to remove them prior to entering the field.
Can I bring my purse with me?
YES. Small purses may be carried under the gown. No large purses permitted.
Can I bring my children to the graduation ceremony?
YES. Children are welcome to attend in the bleachers with an adult.
Are there disability accommodations available for graduates?
YES. Special requests for disability accommodations for graduating students should be made in advance by contacting Sonia Pantoja at (925) 473-7424 or email@example.com by May17th.
Some of our highlights from past graduation ceremonies!