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Commencement Update

The LCU graduation ceremonies scheduled for May 8 & 9, 2020 have been rescheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Due to state and local restrictions and the great interest from graduating students and their families for our postponed commencement, LCU will be hosting two ceremonies in the Rip Griffin Center on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Two ceremonies will allow for social distancing, will keep us under the threshold of 50% occupancy in the venue, and will provide the opportunity for all those who registered to participate. All participants and guests are required to wear face coverings.

August 22, 2020

10:00 a.m. Ceremony – for students (both graduate and undergraduate) graduating from the Ward Lane College of Professional Studies and the School of Business

2:00 p.m. Ceremony – for students (both graduate and undergraduate) graduating from the Al and Pat Smith College of Biblical Studies, the Hancock College of Liberal Arts, and the School of Education

Each student graduating with a master’s degree will be allowed four guests.  Each student graduating with a bachelor’s degree will have an escort and be allowed four guests.  Tickets for guests will be mailed before July 31 to the address provided on the commencement registration completed online earlier this summer.

Both of the commencement ceremonies will be streamed live at lcu.edu/live.

Rehearsal for commencements:

9:00 a.m. Rip Griffin Center – 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. Rip Griffin Center – 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.

College of Professional Studies and School of Business

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Work
  • Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Natural Sciences
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Sports Management

College of Biblical Studies, College of Liberal Arts, and School of Education

  • Biblical Studies
  • Humanities (History, English, Political Science)
  • Communication
  • Family Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Education
  • Counseling/Psychology
  • Music

Because of the need to social distance, each graduate will receive four (4) tickets for guests. The graduate will not need a ticket and will be admitted with their cap and gown. The escorts for the undergraduates will be admitted with their white escort gown (master’s graduates do not have escorts). The ceremony will be streamed live at lcu.edu/live.

Masks will be required at this event.

The deadline to register for commencement has passed.

Commencement Webcast

Both commencement ceremonies are being web-casted live, free of charge. Watch on your computer or mobile device!

Livestream of Commencement Ceremony