Lubbock Christian University


LCU Gradutation

Commencement Update

The LCU graduation ceremonies scheduled for December 12, 2020 have been rescheduled to accompany the scheduled ceremonies on May 8, 2021. Required Registration for December graduates is now closed.

No registration is required for May graduates.

Because of the need to social distance and comply with city and state requirements, each graduate will receive eight guests' tickets. The graduate will not need a ticket and will be admitted with their cap and gown. The undergraduates' escorts will be admitted with their white escort gowns (master's graduates do not have escorts). Tickets will be mailed using the address on the RSVP sign-up. Masks are required at this event.

Undergaduate Commencement

There will be two undergraduate ceremonies on May 8.

  • 10:00 a.m. — Ceremony for undergraduate students graduating from the Ward Lane College of Professional Studies and School of Business.
  • 2:00 p.m. — Ceremony for undergraduate students graduating from the Al and Pat Smith College of Biblical Studies, the Hancock College of Liberal Arts, and the School of Education.

Rehearsal for ALL STUDENTS: 

  • 9:00 a.m.  Rehearsal for all students graduating in the 10:00 a.m. ceremony. Escorts for undergraduates will also need to attend the rehearsal. Doors will open for guests at 9:20 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. — Rehearsal for all students graduating in the 2:00 p.m. ceremony. Escorts for undergraduates will also need to attend the rehearsal. Doors will open for guests at 1:20 p.m.

Graduate Commencement

There will be one Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 7 in the Rip Griffin Center.

  • 6:00 p.m. — Rehearsal (come dressed in regalia)
  • 7:00 p.m. — Ceremony



Parking for undergraduate commencement is available at the RIP and at the Katie Rogers residence hall. Additional parking for graduate commencement is available at the McDonald Moody and at the Green Lawn Church of Christ. Some guests choose to park along residential streets, we simply ask you be mindful of blocking driveways.

  • The form to order graduation regalia is attached with the graduation application form.
  • Undergraduate regalia includes: blue gown, hat, tassel, and hood.
  • Undergraduate escorts will wear a white gown, no hat. Each undergraduate must have an escort. Graduate level graduates do not have escorts. Anyone may be an escort, including children.
  • Plus sizes and children's sizes are available. Call Debby Heatwole at 806.720.7528.
  • Graduates will be notified through All Student Emails and Announcements when regalia is ready to pick-up. It is usually ready 1-2 weeks before the ceremony.
  • Graduates will receive a letter in the mail from Balfour and from LCU with a form to order graduation invitations.
  • Visit for more information.

Photographs: A photographer will be present to take candidate’s pictures, and we are asking that no one else be down front for photography purposes—please communicate this to your families. You may take pictures at any time before or after the ceremony

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