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LSC-University Park Graduation

Commencement Date and Time:

Champion Forest Baptist Church Worship Center
15555 Stuebner Airline Road
Friday, May 10, 2018
7 p.m. 

Students must arrive no later than 5 p.m. in the Chapel Room to participate in the ceremony. Flash Photography will be taking graduate pictures shortly after check-in. Any graduates who arrive after the pictures have started will walk in the back of the graduate procession.

Live Streaming of Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony Etiquette

  • Celebration should be respectful of other members of the graduating class. Every graduate would like for family and friends to hear his or her name called when receiving a certificate or degree.
  • Graduates and guests should keep talking and movement during the ceremony to a minimum.
  • Please leave all personal belongings (cell phones, purses, etc.) with your guests, as you will not be allowed to check in with these items.
  • Balloons, floral arrangements, and noisemakers will not be allowed in the church. Guests will not be allowed into the church with these items.
  • No food or drinks will be allowed in the ceremony.
  • Remember to have fun as you take this very important step towards personal and professional enrichment.

Regalia Policy

  • Participants in the ceremony must wear the approved cap and gown, which will be available from the LSC-University Park Bookstore in April.
  • The cost of the cap and gown is approximately $39.58 plus tax.  Generic invitations are available for purchase at the LSC-UP Bookstore in packages of 10 for $11.95 plus tax

Graduates will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement ceremony with unapproved alterations or adornments to caps and gowns. 

Honors College graduates may wear their approved stoles, honor cords, and medallions. 

Phi Theta Kappa graduates may wear their gold stole, tassel and medallion.

National Society for Collegiate Scholars graduates may wear their stole and/or honor cords.

Psi Beta graduates may wear their stole and/or honor cords.

Graduates may wear a lapel pin from a Lone Star College recognized organization or registered student organization.

Commencement Photography

  • A professional photographer from Flash Photography will take a photograph as you are recognized on stage. Photographs may be taken by your family and guests from their seats; however, no one is permitted to block the aisles.
  • Flash Photography may be reached at 888.325.3930.

Applying for Graduation: 

In order to participate in the Commencement ceremony, you must apply for graduation. Spring applications are due now.

In order for your name to be in the Commencement program, Summer graduation applicants must apply by Sunday, April 1.

We cannot guarantee your name will be in the program after Sunday, April 1st. Please see link below for instructions on completing the online graduation application.


Commencement Information Letter

Information about the ceremony has been sent to all LSC-University Park graduation applicants’ My Lonestar email accounts.  In addition, candidates for graduation also received a letter in the mail with detailed information about the ceremony.  If you have not received this letter or email, please contact UPGraduation@Lonestar.edu from your My Lonestar email, with your student ID number.   

Celebration of Success

Graduates are invited to enjoy hors d’ouevres with LSC-University Park President Shah Ardalan on Wednesday, April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in B13.210 (Multipurpose Room). Graduates are encouraged to honor an LSC-University Park professor or staff member by inviting them to attend this special event. To RSVP, please click here:  www.lonestar.edu/UP-CelebrationofSuccess

Commencement Orientations

Students must attend one of the following Commencement orientations to participate in Commencement. All orientations will take place in B13.210 (Multipurpose Room, across from Advising offices). You will receive an email to your My.Lonestar email account in late March/early April to RSVP for one of these sessions. If you do not receive this email, please contact UPGraduation@lonestar.edu.

  • Tuesday, April 24:  10 - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 24:  3 - 4 p.m.
  • Monday, April 30:   3 - 4 p.m.
  • Monday, April 30:   6 - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 3:   3 - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 3:   6 - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, May 7:     10 - 11 a.m.

Due to limited seating, we kindly request that only graduates attend the Commencement orientation.

Commencement RSVP

In order to participate in the ceremony, students must RSVP no later than Friday, May 4. RSVP information was sent to all LSC-University Park students who have applied for graduation.

Please remember to check your My.Lonestar email for important updates about Commencement and your graduation status.

If you have any questions, please email UPGraduation@LoneStar.edu from your My.Lonestar email address.




Worship Center Layout

The ceremony will take place in the Worship Center (labeled WC on the map).