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

Fall Commencement Ceremony

December 14, 2018

Arthur Shores Gymnasium, Birmingham Campus
1:00 pm


The Lawson State Community College Fall Commencement Exercises are just a few months away.  To assist you in this process we have listed important 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 Fall Commencement Ceremony which is December 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm on Birmingham campus in the Gymnasium.   Past Summer term Graduates may participate in the Fall Commencement in December)

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, October 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Ethel Hall Auditorium(Hall Building)—Bessemer Campus

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the ACATT Theatre (Birmingham Campus)

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:   October 12, 2018  /  Pick up Cap and Gowns during December 10, 2018.)  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 November 13th - 16th

(For time availability, please contact:  Birmingham campus: Shirley Barnes, sbarnes@lawsonstate.edu or 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): 

Tuesday, November 13th, 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 14th, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 15th, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16th,  9:00 a.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

Rehearsal Dates:

Location:  Arthur Shores Gymnasium - Birmingham Campus

Wednesday, December 12th, 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  November 25, 2018.)


The Commencement Exercise is December 14, 2018 at the Arthur Shores Gymnasium - Birmingham Campus, 3060 Wilson Road SW, Birmingham, AL 35221.    

Step 5:  Graduation Exit Survey - (Mandatory)  All Graduates

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