Lakeland University Commencement Ceremonies

In-Person Commencement Ceremonies

All graduates register to be part of commencement here.

Master's degree candidates should assemble in full cap and gown starting at 9 a.m. in the Wehr Center Fieldhouse for the 10 a.m. ceremony. Candidates will get additional details about the ceremony at this time.

Associate and bachelor's degree Kellett School undergraduate candidates should assemble in full cap and gown starting at 12 p.m. in the Wehr Center Fieldhouse for the 1 p.m. ceremony. Candidates will get additional details about the ceremony at this time.

Associate and bachelor's degree traditional undergraduate candidates should assemble in full cap and gown starting at 3 p.m. in the Wehr Center Fieldhouse for the 4 p.m. ceremony. Candidates will get additional details about the ceremony at this time.

Honor marshals and Lakeland staff members will be available to assist graduates in donning caps and gowns, finding their place in line and answering questions. Please leave any purses or other items typically carried in your vehicle.

Shortly before the ceremony begins, line marshals and the commencement marshal will direct the graduates to the seats on Taylor Field, location of the commencement ceremonies. Please do not rush; walk slowly and in a dignified manner, with a distance of approximately eight feet (four steps) between marchers.

The line marshals will direct graduates to their seat. When graduates get to their seats, they should remain standing, turn to face the remaining procession, rotate to the front as the faculty and other participants pass and take their places. Graduates are to remain standing until after the invocation. Caps are to be worn during the procession, the conferring of all degrees and awards and during the recession. Men are to remove their caps for the invocation, the singing of the National Anthem, the Alma Mater and the benediction. When in doubt about when to wear or remove your cap, follow the example of Lakeland President Beth Borgen.

Graduates receive diplomas in the mail, six to eight weeks after the term in which degree requirements are completed. Participants in the commencement will receive a diploma jacket at the ceremony.

Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Information for the 2021 ceremony will be added after May 1.