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Spring 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

How to Watch the Ceremony

The Cermony will be held virtually on June 8th 2021 at 5:00PM. You and your loved ones can watch the ceremony by clicking on the Facebook or YouTube link located below. Can't make the ceremony time? Don’t worry! A recording of the ceremony will be available on our Facebook and YouTube pages to view and share anytime:

Watch on Facebook

Watch on YouTube


TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST RSVP

Expect & Act on an email: You will receive TWO emails sent to your LACCD email with all necessary information you need to participate. These emails are VERY important. The first email will contain an RSVP link. Then a second RSVP email will be sent directly to you for either the pre-recording sessions OR more information on how to upload your photo. Please fill out both of the provided forms. This will give you the opportunity to either attend the pre-recording session or submit your photo for your graduation slide.

Participation Deadline

Only students who petitioned to Graduate by April 15th will be receiving an invite.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Get My Picture and Profile to You?

Once you RSVP for the Virtual Commencement Ceremony, you will be emailed more information instructions on how to submit your photo and profille, or dates/times to attend the pre-recording session.

Will My Name Be Announced?

Yes! If you RSVP and submit your information, your name will be read during the ceremony and if you submit a picture, those will also be included while your name is read during the ceremony.

If you choose not to participate in the Virtual Recognition Ceremony by not providing your information, your name will still appear at the end of the presentation with a list of other students. However, your name will NOT be read aloud if you do not RSVP.

Am I on the Graduate Candidates List?

Students who submit a Petition to Graduate by April 15th will be invited to participate in the celebration.  Students who do not petition by April 15th will still be processed but their name will not be mentioned as a graduation honoree during the virtual celebration. 

Please note: Participation in the graduation celebration or ceremony does not guarantee the degree will be awarded. You will be invited to the ceremony based on your petition submission. Your educational coursework will be evaluated by an academic counselor and a graduation evaluator to determine if you have earned the credits required to grant the requested degree.

How and When Do I Get My Diploma?

Once your final grades are posted and the Registrar’s Office confirms that you have met the requirements of graduation, you will be mailed your diploma to your home address. Please make sure that you update your mailing address in the SIS portal.

Will There Be ASL Interpreters?

Closed captioning in English will be provided during the Virtual Commencement Ceremony.

What's the difference between the RSVP form and the graduate slide form? Do I have to submit both?

The RSVP form is to indicate whether or not you would like to formally participate in the Virtual Commencement Ceremony. If you RSVP, your name will be announced during the ceremony. If you do not RSVP, your name will not be called and you will not have a slide but your name will still appear in a credit roll at the end.  

The graduate slide form allows you to upload a photo to be included on your slide that will be displayed when your name is called. However, you do not have to submit a photo. If you do not submit a photo, you will still have a slide with our campus logo and your name will still be announced as long as you have RSVP'd that you will be participating.

The deadline to submit a graduate slide is April 30th 2021.

What is a graduate slide?

This is the slide that will be used to recognize and represent YOU during the Virtual Recognition Ceremony. It will include your name, your major, a personal quote, and a photo if you provide one. 

Example of 2020 Grad Slide

Do I Need a Picture for the graduate slide?

You do not need a picture for the graduate slide, however we encourage you to send in a picture to have your photo displayed within the ceremony. Please respond by April 30th.

Can I Still Purchase a Cap & Gown?

Yes! You can purchase a cap and gown and other graduation gear through the LACC Bookstore. The items will be mailed to your home address. Please make sure that you update your mailing address in the SIS portal prior to purchase.

Do I need a cap/gown to participate?

No, you do not need a cap and gown to participate.

How Do I Share This Event With My Friends and Family?

The Virtual Recognition Ceremony will be live-streamed on multiple platforms.


Faculty Participation

Faculty Instructions for Providing a Video