Regardless of whether your educational goal is an Associate of Applied Science, an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Science or a technical certification, there is a certain process towards obtaining your diploma or certificate. Lone Star College-Kingwood Student Services offers you the resources to complete these steps and reach your goal. From declaring a major to following up on transferred credits to applying for graduation, the appropriate tools and assistance are available.
Use these graduation steps to make sure you have everything taken care of and are ready to walk across the stage and receive your diploma.
Saturday, May 9, 2020
2:00 p.m. Graduates are expected to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to ensure participation in the ceremony.
GRAD BASH Celebration
Come and celebrate with your fellow graduates!
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11-12:30 p.m. in the Student Conference Center
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.
All graduates and guests will be required to pass through metal detectors.
Remember to have fun as you take this very important step towards personal and professional enrichment.
Lone Star College Regalia Policy
Lone Star College graduates are expected to wear regalia without altering the appearance. Academic regalia has a rich history of tradition and significance we wish to honor. Please, no flowers (corsages), pins, stoles, or alterations to mortarboards. Graduates who have earned stoles through academic achievement i.e., Honor's program, PTK, Veterans of the Armed Forces or services to the colleges i.e., Ambassadors will wear the college approved stoles. All others are asked to respect the time-honored traditions of graduation by wearing regalia as issued. In addition, the appropriate way to wear the mortarboard is flat on top of the head and not off to the side or fixed to the back of the head by pins. Graduates are not allowed to deface their regalia.
Lone Star College Student Regalia Ordering
Website orders can be submitted on-line beginning February 20th through March 24th.
Gowns will be available for in-store pick-up beginning April 4th through May 8th during store hours.
Associate regalia set; includes cap, gown, and black tassel - $40.00 plus tax.
Black Gown only - $21.00
Black Tassel only - $9.00
Black Cap only - $10.00
Not Required items available – souvenir tassel and key chains.
Gowns will ship to the 6 main stores, CY Fair, Tomball, Montgomery, Kingwood, North Harris and University Park. Limited quantities will be available at the center locations. Walk-ins purchases are welcome at the stores beginning April 4th.
Cap & Gown - Graduates participating in the commencement ceremony must wear a cap and gown, which are available for purchase at the Barnes & Noble Lone Star College-Kingwood Bookstore until May 8, 2020. Gowns will be available for purchase in early April 2020.
*If the cost of cap and gown will hinder your participation in the ceremony please contact Hajra Mousam immediately via email at Hajra.A.Mousam@lonestar.edu.
Invitations - Commencement invitations may be purchased from the Barnes & Noble Lone Star College-Kingwood Bookstore or other outside sources. Invitations are sold per package of 10.
Regalia - For Cap and Gowns, call Barnes & Noble Lone Star College Bookstore-Kingwood at 281.312.1699.
Dress - Participants and guests should dress comfortably and appropriately. Men are encouraged to wear dark slacks, light colored shirts and dark shoes. Women are encouraged to wear appropriate length dresses or dark slacks and low heeled, dark shoes. Do not wear flip flops or backless shoes as graduates will enter the stage via ramp.
Diplomas - All commencement participants will receive a commemorative diploma cover during the ceremony. Graduates will receive their actual diploma through mail to the address specified in their MYLONESTAR account after successful completion of degree requirements is certified. Diplomas are printed at our System Office location and typically take 6-8 weeks for arrival. *Please check your student records account to verify a degree has been awarded before requesting a transcript.
Logistics - Graduates must pick up required seating cards at 12:30 PM to ensure proper assembly. Procession begins promptly at 2:00 PM. Do not arrive late as you will not be seated correctly and directed towards the end of the procession.
PTK & Honors - Graduates who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society or other school sponsored organizations that may have distinctive regalia are encouraged to proudly display this earned recognition. For PTK regalia, please contact the PTK office at 281.312.1471 or you can purchase directly at www.store.ptk.org. Honors College graduates please contact Dr. Stephanie Kelly for regalia details.
RSVP - Please return the enclosed RSVP card to the Student Services Welcome Center located in the John E. Pickelman Student Conference Center (SCC) no later than April 30, 2020. You may also RSVP via email to Hajra.A.Mousam@lonestar.edu or mailing Lone Star College-Kingwood Attention: Hajra Mousam 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339.
Orientation - All students are required to attend one orientation session to ensure their participation in the ceremony.
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:30-6:30 pm in the Student Conference Center
Monday, April 27, 2020 at 5:30-6:30 pm in the Student Conference Center
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 12:00-1:00 pm in the Student conference Center