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 ceremony.
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.
Participants in the ceremony must wear the approved cap and gown, which will be available from the LSC-University Park Bookstore beginning Thursday, April 4, and through Thursday, May 9.
The cost of the cap and gown is $40 plus tax.
Graduates will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement ceremony with unapproved alterations or adornments to caps and gowns. Phi Theta Kappa and Psi Beta members may wear their stoles and medallions.
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 Monday, April 1.
We cannot guarantee your name will be in the program after Monday, April 1. Please see link below for instructions on completing the online graduation application.
Information about the ceremony will be sent to all University Park graduation applicants’ My Lonestar email accounts by late March/early April. In addition, candidates for graduation will also receive a letter in the mail with detailed information about the ceremony. If you have not received this letter by Friday, April 5, please contact UPGraduation@LoneStar.edu from your MyLoneStar email, with your student ID number.
Celebration of Success
Graduates are invited to enjoy breakfast bites with LSC-University Park President Shah Ardalan on Thursday, April 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. in West Dining. Graduates are encouraged to honor a special guest by inviting them to attend this event (family, friend, mentor, faculty or staff). More information about this event, including RSVP information, will be sent to your MyLoneStar email.
Students must attend one of the following Commencement orientations to participate in Commencement. All orientations will take place in Building 13, Room 210 (Multipurpose Room, across from Advising offices). You will receive an email to your MyLoneStar 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.
Monday, April 15: 10 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 17: 3 – 4 p.m.
Monday, April 22: 6 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30: 3 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 2: 6 – 7 p.m.
Monday, May 6: 3 – 4 p.m.
Due to limited seating, we kindly request that only graduates attend the Commencement Orientation.
In order to participate in the ceremony, students must RSVP no later than Friday, May 3. RSVP information will be in the letter sent to all graduation applicants in late March/early April.
Please remember to check your MyLoneStar email for important updates about Commencement and your graduation status.