Lakeland College

Commencement Ceremony

All degree candidates should assemble Sunday in full cap and gown no later than 1:15 p.m. Bachelor's degree candidates should report to the Bradley Building, and master's degree candidates to the Chase Science Center. You will line up in alphabetical order according to last name. Detailed instructions will be available at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. rehearsal. Honor marshals will be available to assist you in donning your cap and gown and in finding your place in line.

At 1:50 p.m., the line marshals and the commencement marshal will direct the lines to the seats in the Wehr Center gymnasium, where the commencement program will be held. Please do not rush; walk slowly and in a dignified manner, with a distance of approximately eight feet (four steps) between pairs of marchers.

The line marshals will direct you to your seat. When you are at your seat, remain standing, turn and face the back of the room, rotating to the front as the faculty and the platform participants pass and take their places in the front and on the platform. Remain standing until after the invocation. Mortar boards are to be worn during the procession, the conferring of all degrees and awards and during the recession. Men are to remove their mortar boards for the invocation, the singing of the National Anthem, the Alma Mater and the benediction. When in doubt about when to wear or remove your mortar board, follow the example of Lakeland College President Dan Eck.

Diplomas will be mailed to graduates after the term in which degree requirements are completed. Participants in commencement will receive a diploma jacket when crossing the stage during the ceremony.

Jeffrey Selingo will deliver the commencement address.

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