Graduation 2019 Draft V2


2019 Commencement

LCCC’s 2019 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in the Ewing Field House on LCCC’s campus. Graduates from the Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 semesters are invited and encouraged to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Registration for the 2019 Commencement through our partner, Marching Order, is now open.  Graduates should have received an e-mail from Marching Order to their student e-mail account.  If you did not receive a message, please e-mail for information.

Commencement Ceremony Details


Keynote Speaker

Allan Golston

President of the United States Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Allan Golston, President of the United States Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be the keynote speaker at Lorain County Community College’s (LCCC) 55th Annual Commencement at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.

Golston, who originally joined the foundation in 2000 as the chief financial officer, became president in 2006 where he leads efforts to advance educational opportunity and student achievement. The foundation’s work is focused on ensuring all students – particularly low-income students and students of color – receive a high-quality education that leads to success in college and their careers. This is an area in which Lorain County Community College has made remarkable strides, gaining national recognition in 2018 when the American Association of Community Colleges named LCCC first in the nation for Excellence in Student Success – thanks in part to programs funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“The support LCCC has received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has enabled us to scale our student success work to impact every LCCC student. From our academic advising redesign to our guided pathway model which ensures all students who enroll start on a program pathway to success – we have changed the way this community college operates. Everything we do is based on getting students to that finish line – and much of this work would not have been possible without the foundation. We are so pleased Allan Golston will join us to celebrate our 2019 graduating class,” said LCCC President Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.

Read the Press Release.


Apply for Graduation

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

  • Pick up a Graduation Candidacy Request Form in Enrollment Services, at the Counseling desk, located in the Bass Library.
  • You may also complete your request online. 
    Graduation Candidacy Request Form


Graduation Filing Deadlines

Spring 2019:  March 15, 2019

Summer 2019: July 19, 2019