Date and Location
A reception for graduates and their families will be held Immediately following the Commencement Ceremony at the Lone Star College-CyFair Conference Center.
Graduation Orientation Session
All students must attend one of our two orientation sessions to ensure their participation in the ceremony.
|Monday, May 1||2:00 PM||Conference Center 151|
|Monday, May 1||6:00 PM||Conference Center 151|
You must sign in 30 minutes prior to the session. You must RSVP to the orientation no later than April 30, 2017, and can register for it through Eventbrite.
PLEASE NOTE: Your RSVP to the orientation is also your RSVP to the commencement ceremony. If you do not RSVP, LSC-CyFair will assume that you will not be attending the commencement ceremony. If you are unable to make it to orientation, please e-mail CF-Graduation@lonestar.edu and see the Graduation Packet for additional details.
Commencement Day Information
Upon arriving at the Berry Center, through Entrance Two, you should see signs to direct you to the check-in room to which you need to report. You are expected to arrive in cap and gown no later than 7:30 am to ensure your spot. You will receive your assigned seating card and additional instructions at the check-in table.
There will be special assigned seating for graduates. You will be alphabetically assembled and assigned seating will take place promptly at 8:15 am in the atrium of the Berry Center. Family and friends will be seated on a first come, first served basis and reserved seating will NOT be permitted.
Cap & Gown
Graduates participating in the commencement ceremony must wear a cap and gown, which are available for purchase at the Lone Star College-CyFair Bookstore until the close of business (2:00 pm). The cost of the cap and gown (which includes the tassel) is $38.00 plus tax (Subject to change). The Lone Star College-CyFair Bookstore can be reached at 281.290.5950.
Photography and DVDs
A professional photographer, from Flash Photography, will take a photograph as you are recognized on stage. Flash Photography’s website is http://www.flashphotography.com/. Further information will be discussed at orientation.
Family and guests are allowed to take photographs from their seats; however, no one is permitted to block the aisles or enter the auditorium floor to take photographs.
There will be a live taping of the commencement. DVD’s will be available for purchase and order forms will be available at the Orientation Session.
Commencement invitations are available for purchase from the Lone Star College-CyFair Bookstore. The invitations are $11.99 for a package of 10. You are not required to purchase invitations from the Lone Star College Bookstore; you may purchase them from any outside source.
- Graduates who are members of Phi Theta Kappa can wear the Phi Theta Kappa stoles, tassels, and honor cords.
- Graduates of the Honors Program should contact the Honors Program office at 281.290.3472 for information on stoles and medallions.
Participants and guests should dress comfortably and coolly. Men are encouraged to wear dark slacks, light colored shirts and dark shoes. Women are encouraged to wear cool, street-length dresses and low heel, dark shoes. Decorated, bedazzled, "custom" gowns are not permitted.
All commencement participants will receive a commemorative diploma cover during the ceremony. Graduates will receive their diploma through mail to the address specified on the graduation application after successful completion of degree requirements is certified. Diplomas are printed at our system office and typically take 4-6 weeks, from the time you complete your requirements, for arrival.
Food & Drink
No food or drinks will be allowed at the ceremony, and you are expected to remain for the entire event. Commencement generally lasts 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
If a graduate is in need of any special assistance due to mobility issues, please email CF-Graduation@lonestar.edu with your name and a telephone number where you can be reached no later than May 1st. Someone will contact you with further information. Please note that the Berry Center is handicap accessible.
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.
- NO cell phones or purses allowed on graduation floor.
- Remember to have fun as you take this very important step towards personal and professional enrichment.