Lakeland University Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

Underneath their cap and gown, graduates may wear attire that is comfortable to them and suitable for a formal ceremony such as commencement. Suggested attire includes:

  • Slacks and a nice blouse;
  • Khakis, a dress shirt, and a tie;
  • A modest dress;
  • Other attire you would also wear to interviews after you graduate.

Click here for information about your cap and gown.

Who is Eligible to Participate in the 2023 Ceremonies?

Visit our Commencement Eligibility page to learn more about who is eligible.

Graduation Honors and GPA

Visit our Commencement Eligibility page on graduation honors and GPA requirements.

Who needs a wristband?

For traditional undergraduate students, a total of 10 wristbands will be mailed to the address you indicated when you registered online. One wristband should be allocated for each guest, including infants/toddlers. The wristbands help us keep track of the number of guests in attendance, regardless of age. An infant/toddler would not be required to wear the wristband (a parent should wear for them, in addition to their own), but is counted in the total of 10 allotted to each graduate.

For the Kellett undergraduate and graduate ceremonies, we will not require wristbands for entry. As a result, we will not be limiting the number of guests that each graduate invites to attend, however ask that graduates and their guests are considerate of the needs of others who plan to be in attendance. Seating will be first-come-first-served. If we reach maximum capacity, we will have an overflow area with a livestream available in the lobby of our fieldhouse. Guests can view the livestream from that area, then can reconvene with graduates and other guests immediately following the ceremony.

What if there is a medical emergency?

First aid services, provided by trained professionals, will be available if needed during the commencement exercises.

Is smoking allowed at Lakeland?

Smoking is not permitted in any Lakeland building. Smoking is permitted outdoors only.

Will there be any food available?

Brunch Is Served May 13, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the cafeteria on the second floor of the Campus Center ($10 ages 12+, $6 ages 5-11).

The Daily Grind Is Open May 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Daily Grind is located on the ground floor of the Campus Center.

Will you have flowers to purchase?

Yes, there will be flowers and bears available for purchase in the Wehr Center.

Will the Campus Shop be open?

Musko's Campus Shop, located inside the Wehr Center lobby, will be open on Commencement Day from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Orders placed online can be picked up for free.

What size are the diplomas (for ordering a diploma frame)?

Diplomas are the following sizes: Bachelor's degrees are 7"x9". Master’s degrees are 8"x10".