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

Announcement:   We will be sending a link out to all graduates who participated in the Spring Commencement from Black & White Photography one day next week May 23-27.

Spring Commencement Ceremony

May 13, 2022

Arthur Shores Gymnasium, Birmingham Campus
10:00 a.m.

Click here to Live Streaming Spring 2022 Graduation Ceremony


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 fall 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 Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. on Birmingham campus in the Gymnasium.) 

Note:  All Graduates should Arrive at the Gymnasium on the Birmingham Campus by 8:30am for Check-in for Ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2022.


Note: This meeting is to provide vital information about the upcoming Spring 2022 commencement ceremony.  All candidates participating in the commencement ceremony are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. 

The college has scheduled a “Virtual Graduation Meeting” for the upcoming Spring 2022 commencement ceremony.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. You may click of one of the following meeting time below to join the meeting.

March 9, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. (via Zoom Link)

March 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (via Zoom Link)

Step 2:  Cap and Gown ORDER (Mandatory for Ceremony Participants)

The caps and gowns will be ordered via an online link and can be picked-up from the Birmingham Campus Bookstore. To order and receive a cap and gown, please click  HERE to complete a cap and gown order form no later than Friday, March 25, 2022.  

For questions regarding pickup and delivery, please email the bookstore manager directly at 

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.

(For time availability, please contact:  Ms. Kiele Odell, kodell@lawsonstate.edu; Birmingham campus: 929-2113.

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, April 4                                4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 5                                9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 6                          9:00 a.m.


Bessemer Campus:  A Building, Room A-182, S.P.A.C.E. formally known as the Assessment Center (near the Information Desk at the Student Services entrance)
Birmingham Campus:  ASC - Academic Success Center - Suite 221
Step 4:  Attend Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory) !!!!

All graduates who desire to participate in the Spring Graduation Commencement Exercises MUST BE PRESENT FOR REHEARSAL

Rehearsal Dates:  

Location:  Arthur Shores Gymnasium - Birmingham Campus

Wednesday, May 11th , 1:30 p.m. 


The Commencement Exercise is May 13, 2022 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 2022vCeremony List!!!   

Spring 2022 Ceremony - Graduation           
Information Brochure       


Graduation Clearance List


Graduation Photos -Package Prices
    What NOT to WEAR to LSCC Graduation    
Graduation Announcements! 


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

Click below for link to order Stole:


 Driving Directions to Birmingham Campus      Multiple Ceremony Participants Form


Graduation / Ceremony 
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Late Graduation

For Campus Pick-up List for Graduation


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






Graduation Clearance List