Spring Graduation Information

Premiered: Thursday, May 28, at 6 p.m.

Commencement FAQ

Is Commencement cancelled?
We recognize the traditional in-person ceremony is meaningful to our graduates and families and we hope that by postponing the ceremony, many of you will still be able to participate in this momentous occasion. Guidance from our health professionals including the CDC indicates that holding their year's Commencement activities originally scheduled for Thursday, May 28 would put our campus community at risk. A committee is working on plans for a virtual celebration to recognize graduates on May 28. Additionally, we will have a traditional in-person ceremony on Friday, August 14 at 6:00 pm. at the LCCC campus to recognize graduates. In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 am.

Do I need to let the College know if I plan on attending the ceremony in August?
Yes, you can register to attend below. Please provide us with an estimate number of guests.

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How do I receive my cap and gown? Can it be mailed to me? If I am not attending the ceremony in August, can I still order a cap and gown?
Yes, your cap and gown can be mailed to you and you can still order a cap and gown even if you are unable to attend the August Commencement. You may order you cap and gown HERE. There is no charge for a cap and gown.

How will I know if I've graduated with academic honors?
Once grades are finalized, the information will be included in the printed Commencement program that will be distributed at the in-person ceremony scheduled for August 14 with a rain date of August 15. A student with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 will graduate Suma Cum Laude, a student with a cumulative grade point average between 3.75 and 3.99 will be recognized Magna Cum Laude, and those with an average between 3.50 and 3.74 will be recognized Cum Laude.

Can I participate in this year's Commencement even if I won't complete my classes until the end of August? What if I received an Incomplete grade?
Yes, in the event a student meets the minimum grade point average of 2.0 he/she may participate in the August Commencement. Please be advised that you will not receive your degree until all academic requirements are met.

If I completed all my requirements in December and May, when will I receive my diploma?
All eligible graduates will receive their diplomas by mail approximately four weeks after May 28, assuming there are no COVID-19 related delays that affect this turnaround. Please be sure the College has your correct address on file. If you have changed your address or moved, you may change your address below.

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When will my degree be noted on my academic transcript?
Your degree will be posted to your academic transcript approximately four weeks after the graduation date of May 28, 2020. If you have completed your requirements and require verification of your degree prior to this date, please contact Joanie Minor by phone at 570-704-6344 or by email at jminor@luzerne.edu.

If I am a member of one of the College's Honor Societies, will it be noted on the Commencement program?
Yes, it will be noted on the Commencement program and it will also be indicated on your diploma. If you have any questions regarding membership in the LCCC Honor Societies, please contact the following advisors:
ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA - Ed Hennigan (570) 740-0399 or ehennigan@luzerne.edu
PHI THETA KAPPA - Kristen Corcoran (570) 740-0429 or kcorcoran@luzerne.edu
PSI BETA - Dr. Janis Wilson - Seeley at 570-740-00685 or jseeley@luzerne.edu
SIGMA KAPPA DELTA - Bonnie Pajka at (570) 740-0545 or bpajkaB@luzerne.edu
KAPPA BETA DELTA - Gary Mrozinski at (570) 740-0538 or gmrozinski@luzerne.edu

Awards: The college recognizes graduates for the Outstanding Graduate Award and Outstanding Adult Learner Graduate Award.

Graduation Awards

Outstanding Adult Learner Graduate Award Nominate On-line Now

Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate Award Nomination Nominate On-line Now