Congratulations to LCCC’s graduating class of 2020! We are so proud of your hard work, and especially proud of your commitment to complete your degree despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
While it’s not possible for us to celebrate with a traditional commencement ceremony this year, we have created a way for us to celebrate in virtual way.
To honor our 2020 graduates, we will launch two-week tribute and celebration at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16 on our Facebook page. The online ceremony featuring theme of “Perseverance” will pay tribute to the class of 2020 with video messages along with keynote addresses from Student Senate President Udell Holmes and Dr. Ballinger.
The online video ceremony is currently being edited, it will be posted again soon!.
Read some of the compelling stories form the graduating class of 2020.
Martin Buck: Veteran completes degree after 45 years to honor late educator wife
Alexis McGillivray: LCCC’s University Partnership Degree Prepares Elyria Woman for Job at NASA’s Plum Brook Station
Yecenia Rivera: It’s a degree more than two decades in the making
Read the Story: It’s a degree more than two decades in the making
James Wells: A degree earned and a weight lifted
Read the Story: A degree earned and a weight lifted
Cecelia Dahlinger: Transferring to Lorain County Community College for smaller classes and hands-on co-ops connects graduate with in-demand career
Anna Lewis: Sticking to the plan
Read the Story: Sticking to the plan
Anika Coleman: The Courage to Finally Finish
Anika Coleman spent nearly half her life serving in the United States Army. She enlisted when she was a junior in high school, graduated in 2008 and was deployed to Iraq in 2009.
Read the story: The Courage to Finally Finish
Virtual Graduation Celebration – In The News
LCCC to Hold Virtual Commencement Saturday – Chronicle Telegram
LCCC to honor largest graduating class in college history in non-traditional way – The Morning Journal
Thousands of flags honor LCCC Graduates – Morning Journal
Graduation alternatives can ease the pain in Lorain County – Morning Journal
Elyria father, son graduating from LCCC – Morning Journal
Student finishes LCCC 27 years after she started – Chronicle Telegram
Father completes goal, graduates college – Chronicle Telegram
Apply for Graduation
Anyone on track to graduate is not in any way impacted by the decision to cancel the traditional commencement ceremony. Students will still receive their diploma by mail if all graduation requirements are successfully fulfilled.
To earn your associate degree, one-year technical certificate and short-term certificate, you must file a Graduation Candidacy Request Form. will receive your diploma by mail if all graduation requirements are successfully fulfilled. There is no fee to apply for graduation.
Graduation Filing Deadlines
Spring 2020: Extended to March 27, 2020
Summer 2020: July 17, 2020
Fall 2020: October 16, 2020