Graduation Information

Graduation Information

2015 LCCC Commencement Ceremony

Graduation Request Filing Deadlines

Prior to graduation (Associate Degree and One-Year Technical Certificate), you must file a Graduation Request Form. There is no fee to apply for graduation.

Graduation Requirements

Fall 2014

Filing Deadline
November 14, 2014

Spring 2015

Filing Deadline
March 13, 2015

Summer 2015

Filing Deadline
July 17, 2015

Summer 2015 grads who wish to participate in May 2015 Commencement must file their graduation petition no later than March 13, 2015.

Cap and Gown Orders (Students)

LCCC Students

Click here to pre-order online before April 10. 

After Grad Fair on April 13, advance orders for caps and gowns are not required!

Visit Commodore Books and More by 3 p.m., Friday, May 15 to receive a cap and gown and be included in Commencement.  A photo ID is required to pick up your regalia.    

University Partnership Students

Click here to order by March 20.

Contact the University Partnership Office at (440) 366-4949 to order your cap and gown before March 20.

After March 20, 2015, University Partnership students will need to get their regalia from the main campus of their University.

Academic Regalia Orders (Faculty and Staff)

LCCC Faculty and Staff

Order Deadline: Friday, February, 13, 2015

UP Faculty and Staff
Order Deadline: Friday, February, 13, 2015

Are You Graduating in May?

If so, LCCC would like to know your "Great Grad" story. Click here to tell us your story.

LCCC Faculty and Staff: Looking for Student Stories

Click here to tell us about your favorite LCCC graduating students.

Saturday, May 16, 2015
9:30 am
Ewing Activities Center

Want a chance to Win an iPad?

March in the 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16!

All graduating LCCC and UP students who march in the 2015 Commencement Ceremony will be entered into a drawing to win one of three iPads to be given away at Commencement!

Students who have completed an associate degree, certificate of proficiency, short-term technical certificate, or University Partnership degree during Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, or Summer 2015 are all eligible to participate in this year’s May Commencement as long as a Graduation Request Form is filed no later than March 13, 2015.

Join us to celebrate your hard work and wonderful accomplishments at this year’s Commencement Ceremony, and you may be one of three lucky students going home with your very own iPad.

We are expecting more than 3,000 people and would love for you and your loved ones to be part of this momentous occasion. Follow the links below to ensure you are able to participate in this wonderful event.

Click the links below for important information about participating in Commencement 2015:

Fun Facts - Commencement 2015:

  • This is Lorain County Community College’s 51st Commencement!
  • We are anticipating 600+ students will march, which means we will have an overall attendance of 3,500. Last year more than 550 students crossed the stage.
  • Pre-orders for DVDs of the Ceremony will be accepted at the reception following the ceremony. DVDs will be available in the bookstore after June 1, 2015 and can be ordered online at
  • Professional photos will be taken of every student receiving their diploma. The photographer will contact students in the week following the ceremony with information on how to purchase photos. Proofs will be available for viewing online through a secure site.
  • iPads will be given away to three lucky students toward the end of the ceremony-you must be present to win.
  • You and your guests are invited to stay and enjoy the Student Life picnic in the courtyard as well as the cake and punch reception in College Center Commons. This is a great time for photos with your favorite faculty and classmates – photo station will be available.
  • Visit LCCC’s facebook photo album to see photos from the 2014 event.

Still Have Questions?

LCCC Students with general questions, including eligibility, should call Ms. Sherry Amick of Enrollment Services at 440-366-7627.

  • LCCC Students with questions regarding their cap and gown should contact the LCCC Bookstore at 440-366-4055.
  • LCCC Students with questions regarding diploma distribution should contact the Records Office at 440-366-4067.
  • University Partnership Students with general questions regarding participating in Commencement should contact 800-995-5222 extension 4949.



Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
Please be very careful and slow down.

15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin Feb. 23 and March 23.
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at

Dean's List

Congratulations to the hardworking students who were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.  If you think you made the Dean’s List for fall semester, check your LCCC email account for an official confirmation from LCCC. See the full list of students named to the Dean’s List at

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
Click here to learn more and register.

Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at

Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.