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    2019 Commencement

    Lackawanna College will conduct its 125th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19, 2019. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at the Student Union, 500 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, Pa.

    Download the 2019 graduation booklet here (PDF)

    Photos will be available for free!

    Click here to visit our Flickr page.

    Graduation Fair

    The Registrar’s Office will conduct a graduation fair, normally on the first Thursday of May, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Reception Hall on the third floor of Angeli Hall, 501 Vine St., Scranton, Pa. All graduates are strongly encouraged to attend as this is an opportunity to make sure all of your requirements for graduation have been met and to pick up your caps and gowns.

    The 2019 Graduation Fair is Thursday, May 2.

    Students who attend should pick up their graduation “passport” and visit each table for a chance to win a Visa gift card.

    Any questions may be directed to the Registrar’s Office at (570) 961-7816.

    2019 Graduation breakfast

    As part of our annual commencement festivities, a breakfast for graduates and their families is held on the morning of graduation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Members of the Class of 2019 are invited to join the breakfast in the Dining Commons and President’s Dining Room at the Culinary Center, 409 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa.

    Family members and their friends may purchase tickets, in advance, at a cost of $13 per person. Graduates may attend for free, but they must make reservations and have a ticket.

    The graduation breakfast reservation form is included in the graduation booklet (PDF).

    Tickets may be purchased in person, or via mail, through the Student Affairs Office, Suite 105, Angeli Hall.

    The last date to purchase tickets for the always-popular event is Friday, May 10, 2019. No tickets will be sold at the door.

    For more information, contact Lynn Mikelatis at mikelatisl@lackawanna.edu or (570) 961-7836.


    Lackawanna College provides official photos from graduation to our new alumni at no cost through its official Flickr channel. Graduates and their families will gain access to the online album and all high-resolution photos within two weeks of the ceremony.

    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.
    • Students must complete portfolio and graduation application processing.


    • 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 and portfolio processes are 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