- Las Positas College
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Graduation Home
- Important Announcements
- 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 April 1, 2023.
What to do after your have registered for your Degree or Certificate?
INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT TO ZONEMAIL ONLY.
If you have register then you should be receiving an invitation by March 31, 2023 or sooner via your zonemail. Be on the lookout for it.
Students who registered during the Spring 2023 semester, will receive an invitation by April 20, 2023.
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).
Is there a rehearsal prior to the ceremony?
NO, however, on the day of the event graduates are REQUIRED to report to Building 2400, Room 2401, Session #1 - starting at 8:15 am . . . NO LATER than 8:30 am SHARP; Session #2 - starting at 10:15 am... No LATER than 10:30 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?
No. Grads are sent their diplomas by Parchment and will receive an email from the Evaluation team once it has been ordered.
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.
Students must purchase their cap & gown IN PERSON at the LPC Bookstore but you are advised NOT to purchase your Cap & Gown until your receive an official invitation to attend the graduation ceremony. Purchases are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Purchases must be made prior to the event as the Bookstore WILL NOT be open on Saturday.
How do I RSVP for the event and obtain guest tickets?
Grads will receive a formal invitation via zonemail with instructions on how to RSVP (via EventBrite System) March 15, through May 24, 2023. Students who have registered during Spring 2023, will receive their invitations by April 15, 2023.
I have a huge family that wants to see me graduate, is there any way to get extra tickets?
Grads are allotted up to 4 tickets only. For those guests unable to attend the ceremony, a live streaming on your personal device will be 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 accomodations or assistance, when you RSVP, please respond to the question about accomodations. The system will let us know, and we will then contact Christopher Crone, DSPS Director, 925.424.1520 to assist with seating on the day of. Click here for more information regarding access mobility assistance.
When will the ceremony end?
The commencement ceremony usually lasts about 90 minutes.
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