Participating graduates must follow the steps below 
to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Fall Commencement Ceremony

May 8, 2020

Arthur Shores Gymnasium, Birmingham Campus
1:00 pm


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 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm on Birmingham campus in the Gymnasium. 

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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. (Birmingham Campus-ASC-Academic Success Center)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 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:   March 20, 2020  /  Pick up Cap and Gowns :  TBA.)  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!!!

           Click Here for information about ETS test.

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 March 30th, and 31st or April 1st and April 2nd.  

(For time availability, please contact:  Birmingham campus: 929-2113 or Bessemer campus:  Amicka Williams, awilliams@lawsonstate.edu 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): 

Monday, March 30, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 2, 9:00 a.m.


Bessemer Campus:  A Building, Room A-182, Assessment Center (near the Information Desk at the Student Services entrance)
Birmingham Campus:  ASC - Academic Success Center Room 220
Step 4:  Attend Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory) Register below!!!!

All graduates who desire to march in the Commencement Exercises MUST BE PRESENT FOR REHEARSAL

Rehearsal Dates:

Location:  Arthur Shores Gymnasium - Birmingham Campus

Wednesday, May 6, 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. 4/30/20.)


The Commencement Exercise is May 8, 2020 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



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Graduation Clearance List-updated 3/8/20
Spring 2019-2020


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Graduation Ceremony Attire:
Phi Theta Kappa 
and Kappa Beta 
Delta Honor Societies

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Name Cards & Invitations click button


Students who fail to apply online 
by the deadline date MUST complete 
the paper copy and return to the 
Records office.






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