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2019 Commencement Ceremonies & Events

At LCSC's commencement ceremonies, all graduating candidates are called by name, walk the stage, shake hands with college administration, and have their photo taken. Graduates wear their regalia at their respective event and will receive a diploma cover at the ceremony (official printed diplomas are mailed to students after degrees are verified, typically within 2 weeks).

Graduates may invite family and friends, but seating is first come, first seated at the Lewiston ceremony held in the LCSC Activity Center Gymnasium.  CDA graduates must procure tickets for their commencement ceremony in the Schuler Performing Arts Center on the NIC campus (see ticket info below).

Graduates and their guests are expected to remain for the duration of the ceremony, which can last up to two hours or more.  Please plan accordingly and maintain proper etiquette (see details below).

 Lewiston campus commencement

     Friday, May 15, 2020 LCSC Activity Center Gymnasium

     12:00 p.m.     Main doors of the Activity Center open to public; photographs taken at fountain for                                 those interested

     1:00 p.m.     Student check-in and line-up* begins in the Auxiliary Gym

     2:00 p.m.     Ceremony begins

*There is no rehearsal for commencement due to the number of individuals walking.  Graduation marshals will assist with all aspects of the ceremony.  

Name Cards

Name cards will be distributed during student line up at commencement. Only those graduates who attend will have their names read. Students should write their names phonetically on the card to assist readers.

  • Do not fold, bend, mutilate, or otherwise maul your name card. Damaged cards make it difficult for readers to pronounce the names. 
  • If you are using a name different from the one used at school, please indicate both names on the card. 



 Sunday, May 3, 2020 Schuler Performing Arts Center (NIC campus)

     11:00 a.m.     Graduate Check-In and Alumni Association Senior Sendoff (food & fun)

     12:30 p.m.     Rehearsal

     1:30 p.m.       Auditorium doors open to public; tickets must be presented for entry

     2:00 p.m.       Commencement ceremony begins

     Ticket Information: TBA (stay tuned)

Commencement Etiquette

This is an event to honor your accomplishments. Family, friends, colleagues, faculty, and staff will be present to applaud your hard work.  All participants will be expected to conduct themselves in a mature, respectful and responsible manner. You and your guests’ understanding and cooperation are vital to the success of the day’s activities. 

  • Family members and friends who wish to take photographs of portions of the ceremony must remain in their seats and are not permitted to stand in the aisles.
  • Access to the gym floor for pictures during the ceremony is not permitted. Guests should refrain from interfering with the view of others.
  • Children may sit with family in the visitor seating areas; no children are allowed to sit with graduates or to accompany them on the stage.  For the safety of all attendees, children must be accompanied by an adult and not allowed to run around unattended.
  • This is not a sporting or entertainment event, please refrain from bringing in excessive amounts of food and drink for consumption in the seating area.

Commencement  Video Coverage

DVDs of the Lewiston campus ceremony may be ordered from Media Services the week following the event. You may contact Lawrence Norris at (208) 792-2392 or for more information. Prices are as follows: DVD - $20.00 ($25.00 if mailed).

The 2018 Lewiston Commencement Ceremony

The 2017 Lewiston Commencement Ceremony

The 2016 Lewiston Commencement Ceremony

The 2015 Lewiston commencement ceremony.

The 2014 Lewiston commencement ceremony.