Graduation applications are available beginning one year before your ceremony. You can download the form here. Scroll down to the Forms section, and select Application for Graduation. Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com or mailed to:
PO Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603
Caps, Gowns, Stoles & Hoods: Caps, gowns, and stoles are required to process, and may be purchased through the LR Bookstore. Contact Lucy Manzanares at 828.328.7142 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure you arrange to have your purchase shipped to your home. Cost is about $100. If you plan to walk, order ASAP to ensure your size is available.
Settling of accounts: Please make sure all your Business Office and Lineberger Library accounts are paid, and library books returned.
Graduation Announcements & Personalized Invitations: You may order personalized invitations and announcement cards online at herffjones.com/college/lru.
If you don’t plan to attend Commencement, please notify Deborah.Slice@lr.edu.
You will be receiving an email from Deborah Slice regarding the ATS Graduating Student Questionnaire. You will need to complete the GSQ before you graduate. Please follow questionnaire instructions.
Student Awards Services
Graduate Studies (Counseling, Human Services, Occupational Therapy) Awards Dinner
Friday, April 13, 6 - 8 pm in Reinartz Hall
LTSS Awards Service and Reception
Thursday, May 3, 6 - 8 pm, location TBD
The Columbia campus Baccalaureate Service will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 17, at Christ Chapel. All LTSS/Graduate Studies graduates, friends and family members, students, staff and faculty are invited. Graduates and faculty are asked to process wearing graduation gowns and academic robes (no caps), lining up as directed by the commencement marshal.
All Columbia campus graduates, their family members and guests, students, staff and faculty are invited to celebrate the occasion with a community luncheon from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Quad. RSVPs will be required. Details will be emailed to the community.
Arrival: The LTSS/Graduate Studies commencement ceremony will be held at 4 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland Street, Columbia SC, 20201. Guests will not need tickets; however, seating is limited and we ask our graduates to be mindful when inviting friends and family.
Parking: Please do not park in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral parking lot, as ticketing or towing may occur. There is parking available in three Ebenezer parking lots off the three streets surrounding the church. Parking along the street in metered spaces is also available.
Graduates should arrive no later than 3 pm at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland Street, and report to the parlor (on the Richland Street side of the church). At this time, graduates will check in and will be given instructions about the procession and ceremony. Staff will direct graduates, faculty and dignitaries to robing rooms. Group photos of the graduating class and faculty members will be taken at 3:40 pm in the courtyard between the sanctuary and the chapel.
Processional: Graduates will form a single line and be placed in alphabetical order by degree program. Wear tassels on the left side, and carry hoods over one arm. The commencement marshal will lead the procession into the sanctuary. Graduates should remain standing once you reach your reserved seats until instructed to sit.
Hooding and Conferring of Degrees: Graduates will be directed to the stage (with your hood), row by row. When your name is read your program advisor will place the hood on you. You will then move across the stage to receive your diploma. Continue across to shake hands with the President of the University and other dignitaries.