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


The Lawson State Community College 2018 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 all degree requirements in order to participate in the 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony.   Summer 2018 Graduates will participate in the 2018 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.

Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the A.G. Gaston Auditorium—East Campus
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ethel Hall Auditorium(Hall Building)—Bessemer Campus

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the A.G. Gaston Auditorium—East 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: April 13, 2018  /  Pick up Cap and Gowns during May 8th - 10th, 2018.)  Bookstore hours: (Monday & Tuesday 8am -6pm; Wednesday-Thursday 8am - 5pm; Friday 8am -Noon.)   

Step 3:  Take Your Graduation CAAP 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 CAAP Exit Examination on April 16th  - 19th, 2018

(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.

CAAP Schedule for Bessemer and Birmingham campus:    

Testing will take place in the Testing Center on both campuses.

Testing Dates & Times (both campuses): 

Monday, April 16th, 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 17th, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18th, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 19th, 1:00 p.m.


Bessemer Campus:  A Building, Room A-182, Assessent Center (near the Information Desk at the Student Services entrance)
Birmingham Campus:  ACATT Threatre (Ward Building)
Step 4:  Attend Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory) Register below!!!!

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

Rehearsal Dates (Select ONE):

Location:  Arthur Shores Gymnasium - Birmingham Campus

Wednesday, May 9th, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 10th, 1:30 p.m. 

 Remember to Click the button below to  register for the Graduation Meeting, CAAP Exam and Rehearsal:   (All Academic and Financial requirements MUST be cleared no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2018.)


The Commencement Exercise is MAY 12, 2018 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Hall #2,  2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203.    

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

Need More Information?  Click below




 2018 Graduation Brochure  


 Graduation Clearance List-5.1.18



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