Lake Land College is pleased to announce it will be honoring graduates at the Lake Land College Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. The virtual ceremony will recognize Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 graduates with speeches from the College President and Board of Trustees members as well as the reading of graduates’ names along with a slide featuring a photo and degree.
“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the Laker Nation Class of 2021 at the College’s Spring Commencement Ceremony,” President Dr. Josh Bullock said. “We have so much admiration for these graduates. Completing a college degree or certificate is a milestone worthy of great celebration in the best of circumstances, but succeeding during the unexpected transition to a virtual environment is remarkable and very worthy of celebration.”
Lake Land College is adding a new feature to the graduation celebration this May. In addition to the virtual commencement ceremony, the college will host a parade for all graduates on campus on May 14, 2021 at 3 p.m.
The Graduate Parade will follow the circle drive of campus. Faculty and staff will line the drive and graduates are encouraged to decorate their vehicles. Graduates are welcome to bring family members to drive in the car with them. Spectators will be limited to Lake Land College employees.
Along the route, graduates will stop in front of the Luther Student Center, where Lake Land College President Dr. Josh Bullock will present the graduate a diploma cover. Families are then welcome to park in LOT F and take a photo on campus grounds.
“We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates on campus and virtually,” Lake Land College President Josh Bullock said. “We know this year’s graduates have much to celebrate and we look forward to cheering them on as they drive by in the Graduate Parade.”
Graduates and guests will be required to go through the COVID-19 check in station and prove that they have a facemask and have been cleared by completing the COVID-19 Screening Form. Only one car per graduate is permitted.
Graduates will need to RSVP for the parade.
Graduates will soon receive a Laker Grad Pack in the mail with a cap and tassel. Additionally, information on how graduates can upload photos and name pronunciation to participate in the virtual ceremony will be shared in the Laker Grad Pack, via Lake Land College email addresses, and on social media.
The official link to the ceremony will be posted here on Friday, May 14.