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Graduation

WATCH THE VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONY HERE!

GRADS, JOIN THE CELEBRATION ON ZOOM!

You should have received a link in your email. When prompted during the program, join the Zoom meeting using the link we sent you. You’ll hear something like, “And now, it’s time for the Class of 2021 to toss their caps and celebrate together!” This is your cue! Your audio will be toggled off, but make sure your video is on. Have some fun! Toss your cap, cheers, wave – this is your time to celebrate together. We’ll toggle through screens of 25 students a few times, so you may be on screen more than once – keep the party going!

 

 

Lackawanna College plans to host a combination of in-person and virtual ceremonies for the Classes of 2020-21, including an in-person Honors Convocation and a Virtual Commencement celebration that will be streamed on the College’s official YouTube Channel and the College website.

Lackawanna College is closely tracking coronavirus (COVID-19) and working to mitigate potential risks. The safety of students, faculty, staff and friends of the college is a top priority. 

2020/2021 Virtual Graduation Information

Grab your caps and gowns Falcons, because you’re invited to the Lackawanna College 2020-2021 Virtual Graduation ceremony on May 16 at 1 p.m.! We’ll be streaming LIVE with you right here on this webpage and you’ll also get to join in on the celebration on Zoom with your classmates. Grab your official graduation invite here.

FAQ

When is the virtual graduation?
May 16, 2021, 1 p.m.
Join us Wherever You Are!

Stream LIVE on our graduation website, right here on this page!

Where can I get my cap and gown?
If you missed cap and gown pickup, please reach out to Lori Walsh at (570)-961-7849.
Can I decorate my cap?
We encourage our students’ creativity during commencement. Celebrate your degree, your family, your classmates, or whatever you want.

Please remember that commencement is a formal academic ceremony, so make something you’ll be proud to be photographed with!

PRO TIP: The official term for your graduation cap is “mortarboard.” One last vocabulary word to learn before you earn your degree!

Questions?
For questions about the Virtual Commencement Ceremony, contact Mary Ann Oliveri at (570) 961-7855 or email oliverim@lackawanna.edu.

What to Do

Curious about how this works? Watch this!

Read This Guide

1. For optimal viewing, please watch your graduation program on Lackawanna College’s graduation web page or YouTube channel. For more enjoyable viewing with your friends and family on the big screen, pull up the link on your smart TV using a web browsing or YouTube app.

2. When prompted during the program, join the Zoom meeting using the link sent to you. You’ll hear something like, “And now, it’s time for the Class of 2021 to toss their caps and celebrate together!” This is your cue!

3. Your audio will be toggled off, but make sure your video is on. Have some fun! Toss your cap, cheers, wave – this is your time to celebrate together. We’ll toggle through screens of 25 students a few times, so you may be on screen more than once – keep the party going!

Commencement Week 2021

Virtual Graduation Fair

In lieu of the traditional in-person Graduation Fair, we’ve compiled virtual resources for graduating students. The Lackawanna College Virtual Graduation Fair is here to help students complete all necessary preparations for graduation and commencement.

Visit the Virtual Graduation Fair to get all of the details on Commencement Week, the Virtual Commencement Ceremony, Honors Convocation, and more!

For questions, contact the Registrar’s Office at (570) 961-7816.

Did you complete all of the steps for graduation? Check the boxes to enter for the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Graduation Fair Checklist

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Class of 2020-21 Virtual Commencement Ceremony
May 16, 1 p.m.

Lackawanna College will host a virtual commencement ceremony on May 16 at 1 p.m. to honor 2020-21 graduates. Due to continuing capacity restrictions and to ensure that the ceremony is accessible to all students and their families, the ceremony will be streamed on the Lackawanna College website.

 

Qualifications for Graduation

  • Students must have completed all the stated requirements of their chosen curriculum, current curriculum requirements withstanding.
  • A Cumulative Quality Point Index of 2.0 or greater must be achieved.
  • All financial obligations to the College must be settled.

Graduation

  • Commencement exercises take place each year in May at the conclusion of the Spring Semester.
  • Graduation requirements can be and often are fulfilled at the end of a Fall or Summer session. Students who complete degree or certificate requirements at the end of a Fall or Summer Semester are entitled to participate in graduation exercises the following May, all procedures for applying withstanding.
  • Students can apply for graduation in their Capstone class during their last semester.
  • Students who meet graduation requirements but do not apply for graduation will not be listed in the graduation roster nor will completion of their degree be indicated on the student transcript. No diploma will be issued for students who do not apply for graduation. The application process is required for graduation.

Second Degree

  • Students completing one associate degree who decide to apply for a second associate degree must complete a minimum of 15 additional credit hours at the College.
  • If the student applies for graduation under both majors during the same academic year, the student will receive one diploma with both degrees listed.
  • Students completing an associate degree who decide to apply for an additional certificate must complete a minimum of 8 additional credit hours at the College.

Graduation Honors

The graduation program and the degree or certificate issued to the student will indicate scholastic honors as follows:

  • Summa cum laude (with highest honors) 3.90 – 4.00 CQPI
  • Magna cum laude (with high honors) 3.80 – 3.89 CQPI
  • Cum laude (with honors) 3.70-3.79 CQPI
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