LSC-North Harris Graduation
At the end of each semester, Lone Star College awards diplomas to students who complete their degree/certificate requirements. We encourage all students to apply for graduation whether your goal is to transfer or to complete one of our academic programs.
- April 1st – Application deadline (last day to file application to be in graduation program book)
- May 1st - Last day to register for Graduation Orientation
- May 2nd – Graduation Orientation
- May 11th – Last day to purchase cap & gown by 12 p.m.
- May 11th – Graduation (check-in at 5 p.m.)
Lone Star College-North Harris Graduation Ceremony
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. (graduates must arrive and check-in at 5 p.m.)
M.O. Campbell Educational Center
1865 Aldine Bender Rd.
Houston, TX 77032
Graduation Orientation 2018
Graduates are required to attend the orientation to receive information about the upcoming graduation ceremony. Attendance is mandatory.
Orientations will be held at Lone Star College-North Harris Conference Center in the Student Service Building, SB208: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Noon - 2 p.m. and Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6 - 8 p.m.
Information about the 2018 Graduation Orientation and ceremony will be emailed to graduate’s myLoneStar email. If you did not receive one, please contact the Graduation Office. Click here to register for Graduation Orientation no later than May 1st.
All graduation applications must be submitted by April 1, 2018 for your name to appear in the Graduation program book.
Graduation Guidelines (.pdf)
Link will be active the day of Graduation Ceremony.
Cap & Gown (Regalia)
Regalia may be purchased at Graduation Orientation on May 2 or at the LSC-North Harris Bookstore until Friday, May 11, 2018 before 12 p.m. Sizes may be limited, so graduates are encouraged to purchase regalia early. The cost of the cap and gown will be announced at a later date. Contact the bookstore at 281.618.5699 for additional information. Only Phi Theta Kappa and designated Honors College students will be allowed to wear stoles at the ceremony. No other stoles will be allowed.
For your convenience, graduation invitations may also be purchased at the bookstore. You may also choose to use other outside vendors for your graduation invitations.
Phi Theta Kappa Stoles
Graduates who are members of Phi Theta Kappa may access http://recognitions.ptk.org/ to order graduation regalia and will need membership ID number. Please note that only stoles and tassels are permitted at the graduation ceremony. Enhanced members may wear their honor cords presented to them by the advisors. For additional Phi Theta Kappa information or questions, please contact one of the LSC-North Harris Phi Theta Kappa advisors, Laura.Dupree@lonestar.edu at 281-765-7737 or Lynda.J.Dodgen@lonestar.edu at 281-618-5536.
Participants and guests should dress comfortably. Men are encouraged to wear dark slacks, collared shirts, ties, dress shoes and socks. Women are encouraged to wear knee-length dresses and dark shoes. Please be advised, you will be required to walk through a metal detector upon entry into the M.O. Campbell Center with your cap & gown in hand…dress appropriately.
Lone Star College graduates are expected to wear regalia cap & gown without altering the appearance. Academic cap & gown 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 the Honors College or Phi Theta Kappa 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 should steam or dry-clean their regalia prior to the ceremony.
Graduates will not be allowed to bring any purses or handbags into the Graduation Ceremony. Therefore, it recommended that students leave their valuables with family members to be collected after the ceremony. LSC-North Harris and M.O. Campbell Educational Center will not be held responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced items.
All Graduation participants will receive a commemorative diploma cover during the ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed from the System office after requirements are certified. Diplomas will be mailed 8-12 weeks after completion.
From I-45, take Beltway 8 East, exit 60B. Merge onto Beltway 8 East and continue to the Aldine Westfield exit. Turn right onto Aldine Westfield Road. Turn right onto Aldine Bender Road. The M.O. Campbell Education Center is located on the Right at 1865 Aldine Bender Rd.
From US-59, take Beltway 8 West exit. Merge onto Beltway 8 West and continue to the Aldine Westfield exit. Turn left onto Aldine Westfield Road. Turn right onto Aldine Bender Road. The M.O. Campbell Education Center is located on the right at 1865 Aldine Bender Road.
Graduates are expected to arrive at 5 p.m. to the areas listed below.
- Graduates with the last name beginning with A-L will report to room 104 on the 1st floor at the west entrance of the M.O. Campbell Center.
- Graduates with the last name beginning with M-Z will report to room 158 on the 1st floor at the east entrance of the M.O. Campbell Center.
Please note that graduates arriving at the ceremony later than 6 p.m. will not be eligible to walk in the ceremony.
There is no limitation to the number of guests that may be invited. Doors will open to the public at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is required to walk through a metal detector prior to entering the facility on Graduation day. Objects such as pocket knives, excessive noise makers and balloons, will not be allowed and may be confiscated by security.
For more information, email: NH Graduation.