2018-2019 SPRING GRADUATION STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS
Participating graduates must follow the steps below
to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Spring Commencement Ceremony
May 10, 2019
Arthur Shores Gymnasium, Birmingham Campus
The Lawson State Community College Spring Commencement Exercises are just a few months away. To assist you in this process we have listed important information concerning our spring ceremony commencement activities. Please follow each step below to ensure you can participate in the ceremony. (Note: You must have completed or enrolled in all degree requirements in order to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony which is May 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm on Birmingham campus in the Gymnasium. Past Fall term Graduates may participate in the Spring Commencement in May)
Step 1: Attend the graduation meeting (mandatory): Register below!!!!
To assist you in this process, graduation information meetings have been scheduled for all graduates and candidates for graduation. You should attend ONE
of the following meetings.
Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (Birmingham Campus-ACATT Theater)
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
(Bessemer Campus-Ethel Hall Auditorium)
Step 2: Get Measured for Your Cap and Gown (Mandatory)
Please be sure to visit the Bookstore to be measured for your cap and gown and also sign up for your invitations.
(Cap and Gown order deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 /
Pick up Cap and Gowns May 6, 2019
.) Bookstore hours
: (Monday & Tuesday 8am -6pm; Wednesday-Thursday 8am - 5pm; Friday 8am -Noon.)
Step 3: Take Your Graduate Exit Exam. This test cannot hurt you, but it is required. Register below!!!
All graduates receiving the A.A., A.S., A.A.S. and the A.O.T. degrees are required to take the Graduate Exit Examination on April 2nd - 4th.
(For time availability, please contact: Birmingham campus: Shirley Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 929-2113 or Bessemer campus: Amicka Williams, email@example.com or 929-3418.
Graduate exam Schedule for Bessemer and Birmingham campus:
Testing will take place in the Testing Center on both campuses.
Testing Dates & Times (both campuses):
Tuesday, April 2nd, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4th, 1:00 p.m.
Bessemer Campus: A Building, Room A-182, Assessment Center (near the Information Desk at the Student Services entrance)
Birmingham Campus: Leon Kennedy Student Center, Room 220 (Testing Center - Counseling Services Suite)
Step 4: Attend Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory) Register below!!!!
All graduates who desire to march in the Commencement Exercises MUST BE PRESENT FOR REHEARSAL
Arthur Shores Gymnasium - Birmingham Campus
Wednesday, May 8th, 1:30 p.m.
Remember to Click the button below to register for the Graduation Meeting, Graduate Exit Exam and Rehearsal: (All Academic and Financial requirements MUST be cleared no later than 5:00 p.m. on TBA.)
The Commencement Exercise is May 10, 2019 at the Arthur Shores Gymnasium - Birmingham Campus, 3060 Wilson Road SW, Birmingham, AL 35221.
Step 5: Graduation Exit Survey - (Mandatory) All Graduates
Need More Information? Click below
SPRING Graduation Brochure
Graduation Clearance List-
SPRING 2019-updated 3/16/19