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78th Annual Commencement Ceremony

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Friday, June 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm, Kelso High School Schroeder Field.

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When and Where:

The 2014 ceremony takes place on Friday, June 20, 2014, at 6:30 pm at Kelso High School Schroeder Field. Gates open for seating at 4:30 pm. Graduates must arrive by 5:00 pm. All guests should arrive prior to 5:30 pm.

Who May Participate:

Associate Degree and Certificate of Proficiency Graduates

  • Students who graduated with an Associate Degree or Certificate of Proficiency during the previous Summer, Fall or Winter quarters.
  • Students who will graduate with an Associate Degree or Certificate of Proficiency in Spring quarter.
  • Students who will graduate under the Summer Completion Option.
  • All students listed above must apply for graduation by the published deadline.

High School Diploma and GED Graduates

Students who have completed a high school diploma or GED certificate. 

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

For accommodation of disability or special-needs, please contact Disability Support Services. Only official service animals are allowed at the ceremony, so please do not bring pets unless they are recognized by Washington State law as service animals. Comfort animals do not qualify. (Go back to top)

Caps and Gowns

Associate Degree and Certificate of Proficiency Graduates

The deadline for ordering your cap and gown was May 2.

If you did not meet the deadline, please contact Justin Ford , 360.442.2440

Pick up your cap and gown in person:

  • June 16 - 19, 8 am - 5 pm, June 20, 8 am - 3 pm, in the Diversity & Equity Center, upstairs in the Student Center
  • Students who have earned an Associate Degree with a GPA of 3.5 or above will receive an honor cord.
  • Veteran students will receive their military cord. (Go back to top)

High School Diploma and GED Graduates

  • Order your complimentary cap and gown at the Transitional Studies Office.

Complimentary Graduation Announcements

Pickup your complimentary announcements beginning April 15 in the Student Activities Office during regular business hours. Each graduate is eligible to receive 10 complimentary graduation announcements. (Go back to top)

Commencement Rehearsal

Associate Degree and Certificate of Proficiency Graduates

Graduates must attend a rehearsal in the Rose Center for the Arts. They will receive a name card which provides the correct pronunciation of their name and allows them into the commencement line. Two rehearsal times are scheduled:

High School Diploma and GED Graduates

Same as above

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Instructions for Graduates (on Commencement Day)

Associate Degree and Certificate of Proficiency Graduates

Doors open at 4:30 pm. Graduates must arrive at the dressing area (large gym) by 5:00 pm. LCC staff will assist you in lining up in processional order. There ceremony is outside regardless of weather, so please dress appropriately.  The ceremony starts promptly at 6:30 pm. (Go back to top)

High School Diploma and GED Graduates

Same as above

Instructions for Guests (on Commencement Day)

Gates open for seating at 4:30 pm. All guests should arrive prior to 5:30 pm. Guests arriving after this time may find seating is limited. (Go back to top)

Driving Directions and Parking Information

From LCC

  • Head north on 15th Ave. toward Ocean Beach Highway.
  • Turn right onto Ocean Beach Highway and drive east over the Cowlitz Way bridge.
  • Turn right onto 4th Ave. N.
  • Take the 3rd left onto Allen St. Destination will be on the right.

From I-5 North or South

  • Take Exit 39 for WA-4 toward Kelso.
  • Head northeast on Allen St. Destination will be on the right.

From your location via Google Maps

Public Transportation via River Cities Transit

  • Board Route 45 bus at 15th Ave. (in front of LCC Bookstore) to Kelso Train Station. Bus leaves on :40 of every hour. Please note: latest bus in order to arrive on time is 3:40 pm
  • Board Route 56 or 57 bus at Kelso Train Station to Kelso High School. Bus leaves on :20 of every hour.
  • No bus transportation available after Commencement. Please find alternative transportation.

Parking

Parking at Kelso High School and adjacent Coweeman Middle School available free of charge. (Go back to top)

DVD/Video

A DVD of the ceremony may be purchased from KLTV. See http://kltv.org or call 360.636.3310. (Go back to top)

Photography

LCC contracts with GradImages to take professional photographs of each graduate during Commencement. At the Commencement rehearsal graduates can provide contact information, either email or mailing address, to receive photo proofs and instructions on how to purchase copies.

Candid photos of the ceremony taken by LCC will be posted on flickr.com/Graduation a few weeks after the ceremony. These photos may be downloaded, printed and shared via email and social media. (Go back to top)