- Graduation Home
- Important Announcements
- Apply for Degree/Certificate
- Instructions: What to Do the Day of the Event
- "How To" Video & PowerPoint Instructions
- Cap and Gown
- RSVP and Guest Tickets
- Graduates and Guests with Access Mobility Needs
- Professional Photographs
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Watch the Ceremony on the LPC Live Feed
- Social Media
- Diploma/Certificate Notification
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what the degree deadlines are?
All students should consult the college catalog and also the LPC website, specifically Admissions and Records. All college deadlines are posted on the Academic Calendar. The deadline to apply for a degree or certificate is Monday, April 1st. If you miss this deadline, please contact John Armstrong, Student Records Evaluator, 925.424.1547.
How will I know if I completed my requirements?
If you have submitted a Request for AA/AS Degree or Certificate Application, you will be notified within six to eight weeks (unless it is registration time), if you are eligible for your respective degree and/or certificate or if you have courses that need to be completed.
If I have been accepted by a four-year institution, what should I be aware of?
You will need to complete and request, from Admission and Records, the required IGETC and GE Certificates as well as make sure you have ordered your most recent transcript. It would be best to ask the intended university what it is they require from your previous school(s).
No, however, on the day of the event graduates are REQUIRED to report to Building 2400, Room 2401, starting at 8:15 am . . . NO LATER than 8:30 am SHARP to register, complete a name card, and receive further instructions. College employees will be available to assist graduates with the process. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.
Can I just show up for the Commencement Ceremony?
No. You must have completed the required Request for Degree/Certificate and received an invitation to participate.
Do I have to attend the Commencement Ceremony?
Do I need to wear a cap and gown?
Yes. All graduates are required to wear customary graduation garments to participate in the Commencement ceremony.
- Graduates should arrive wearing cap and gown with the tassel on the front right side of the cap. Keep your gown zipped up and clothing under the gown is business casual; wear comfortable shoes.
I have a huge family that wants to see me graduate, is there any way to get extra tickets?
Grads are allotted up to 3 tickets. Room 2420, on the LPC campus, is available for un-ticketed guests to watch on a big screen. For those guests unable to attend the ceremony, live streaming on your personal device is available.
I have a family member that just had surgery, is there special seating accommodations?
If you are a graduate or guest with a physical disability or medical condition requiring access mobility seating or assistance, please contact Ana Espana, Counselor Assistant, 925.424.1513, for inclusion to the event ticket and registration list. Click here for more information regarding access mobility assistance.
When will the ceremony end?
The commencement ceremony usually lasts about 2 hours.