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.
Wednesday April 1 – Application deadline (last day to file application to be in graduation program book)
Sunday, April 26 – Last day to register for Graduation Orientation by 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29 – Graduation Orientation
Friday, May 8 – Last day to purchase cap & gown by 12 p.m.
Friday, May 8 – Graduation Ceremony begins at 7 p.m.
Lone Star College-North Harris Graduation Ceremony
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. M.O. Campbell Educational Center
1865 Aldine Bender Rd.
Houston, TX 77032
In the event of inclement weather, alternative plans may be required.
If weather impacts the graduation ceremony, changes will be announced on Lone Star College-North Harris' official communication channels.
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, April 29, 2020, Noon - 2 p.m. and Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 6 - 8 p.m.
Link will be active the day of Graduation Ceremony, Friday, May 8, 2020.
Cap & Gown (Regalia)
Regalia may be purchased at Graduation Orientation on Wednesday, April 29 or at the LSC-North Harris Bookstore until Friday, May 8, 2020 before noon. Sizes may be limited, so graduates are encouraged to purchase regalia early. The cost of the cap, gown and tassel is $40.00 plus tax. Contact the bookstore at 281.618.5699 for additional information.
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.
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.
Phi Theta Kappa Stoles
Graduates who are members of Phi Theta Kappa may access 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. All members in good standing may wear a stole and tassel. 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 advisor, Lynda.J.Dodgen@LoneStar.edu at 281-618-5536.
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 stole and/or cords through the Honors College, Phi Theta Kappa, PSI Beta or other school sponsored organizations may proudly display their earned recognitions. 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 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 at 5 p.m.
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 at 5 p.m.
Please note that graduates arriving at the ceremony late will not be eligible to walk in the ceremony. Times to be posted shortly.
There is no limitation to the number of guests that may be invited. Doors will open to the public at 6 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.