How do I find out if I am eligible to participate?
If you petitioned for graduation by your college’s graduation deadline, you are eligible to participate in the Ceremony. You will receive an email no later than the end of May 2023 with more information on how to participate.
All graduation participants MUST attend a Commencement Rehearsal to become familiar with procedures and etiquette for the ceremony.
Commencement Rehearsal dates are:
• Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Student Services Building Lobby
• Friday, June 2, 2023, 1:00 p.m. Student Services Building Lobby
IMPORTANT: All graduates and candidates for graduation must attend one of the rehearsal sessions to be eligible for participation in the Commencement Ceremony.
Will a program be printed?
Los Angeles Southwest College will have a printed program at the Commencement Ceremony.
Will my name be announced?
Yes, if you petitioned to graduate in time, your name will be announced.
If I could not meet the graduation petition deadline, can I still participate?
Unfortunately, if you did not make the graduation petition deadline set by LASC, you will not be recognized at Commencement this year.
What do I do if I show up late?
If you begin viewing the ceremony late, you may miss speakers or your name being called. However, you will be walked to your seat and able to watch the ceremony from the field.
How and when do I get my diploma?
Once your final grades are posted and the Registrar’s Office confirms that you have met the requirements of graduation, you will be mailed your diploma to your home address. Please make sure that you update your mailing address in the SIS portal.
Will there be ASL interpreter available?
Yes, interpreters will be provided during the Ceremony.