Graduation FAQ

Yes! The deadline for Spring graduation is December 1st. See our Apply for Graduation page and contact your advisor for more information.

Please contact the Registrar's Office regarding all honor cord questions. For more information regarding how to earn honor cords, please see the Graduation Honors page.

No. There is no limitation for 2022 Commencement on the number of guests.

Contact the Provost's Office, 208-792-2213. Ushers will be available at Commencement to assist guests with special needs.

Regalia may be purchased from the campus bookstore. See the Academic Dress & Regalia section for more information.

The commencement ceremony can run up to two hours or more from start to finish. Depending upon the number of graduates, the time may be extended.

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.

"Graduation" and "Commencement" reflect two different aspects of your academic career.

Graduation means you have fulfilled all program requirements and a degree has been posted to your transcript.

Commencement is the symbolic ceremony celebrating your academic achievement and allowing your friends, family, and the LCSC community to congratulate you on your accomplishments.

There is no rehearsal for students graduating from LC State. Student line-up begins promptly one hour before your designated ceremony time begins. That is where students will receive their name cards and will be organized alphabetically within their division.

See our Ceremony & Events page for details.

There is no guarantee that all names will be pronounced correctly; however, readers will be available during commencement line-up to meet with students who have uniquely spelled and pronounced names. Upon receiving their name card, students should write their names phonetically in order to assist readers.

If your graduation application was received by the deadline, your name will appear in the program.

No. Your name will be announced as you cross the stage as part of your major Division. Your degree earned will be noted in the commencement program.

No. Diplomas will not be printed until all graduation requirements have been verified. Diplomas will be mailed to the address indicated on your graduation application (or permanent home address), typically within four weeks of commencement.

If there is an error on your diploma, or if you do not receive your diploma within 4 weeks after commencement, call or email the Registrar's Office at 208-792-2223 or [email protected]sc.edu.

Official transcripts may be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse for a fee. Visit the Transcript page for more information.