Spring 2023 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Date: May 12, 2023
Commencement Speaker: TBD
The ceremony will be streamed live on the BPCC YouTube page.
Students should apply for graduation at the time they complete registration for their final semester. Each student who is ready to begin the application process must complete the Application for Graduation with an academic advisor or the dean of the appropriate division. If students previously applied for graduation but did not graduate, they must submit another application the semester they plan to complete requirements. Students will have their degree requirements verified by the appropriate personnel in the Office of Academic Planning and the Office of the Registrar prior to the graduation date.
The deadline for submitting spring 2023 graduation applications is Monday, January 30, 2023. Candidates for graduation should contact their academic dean to begin the application process.
BPCC will award Spring 2023 graduate credentials, which include certificates, technical diplomas, and degrees. Documentation of an earned credential is reflected on your College transcript, which is the official certification that students have been awarded the credential from the institution. Students may obtain an unofficial transcript through their BPCC LoLA account.
To request that your diploma or certificate be mailed, please contact the Academic Planning Office at email@example.com. In the email, please provide your Full Name, LoLA ID, Program of Study, Semester/year of Graduation, and Mailing Address.
Graduation Application by Division:
All correspondence relating to graduation will be sent to your BPCC email account. Students can view their graduation status in LoLA or Degree Works.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-678-6001 to withdraw your Application for Graduation.
Any candidate who is receiving an academic credential, including a certificate, technical diploma, and/or an associate degree may participate in the ceremony.
All graduates must wear graduation regalia, which include cap, gown, and tassel. Graduates can purchase regalia in BPCC’s Bookstore for $50. Contact the Bookstore at (318) 678-6009 for information regarding the purchase of your regalia.
There is no rehearsal prior to the ceremony. However, graduates are required to arrive at the venue at least one hour before the ceremony begins. Upon arrival, staff members will be available to direct graduates to the check-in and line-up areas.
You are not allowed to carry personal items such as cell phones, purses, clothes hangers, etc. with you once the ceremony begins. You are encouraged to leave those items with a friend, family member, or in a locked vehicle. The College is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Graduates will pick up diplomas in the designated area immediately after the ceremony ends. If you are unable to attend graduation, you may pick up your diploma in Building A, Room 217, beginning on the Monday after the graduation ceremony. If you live outside of the surrounding area and want your diploma mailed, you may contact the Director of Academic Planning at email@example.com.
According to College policy, you may earn more than one credential. Refer to the General Degree Requirements.
If you are unable to attend graduation, you may pick up your diploma in Building A, Room 217, beginning on the Monday after the graduation ceremony. If you live outside of the surrounding area and want your diploma mailed, you may contact the Director of Academic Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live outside of the surrounding area and want your diploma mailed, you may contact the Director of Academic Planning at email@example.com.
The cost to reorder a diploma is $30. Graduates can email firstname.lastname@example.org to make the request. Please include your first and last name, Student ID, credential earned, email address, and mailing address.
If there is a mistake on your diploma/certificate, email email@example.com a copy of the diploma/certificate. Indicate the error and provide the correct information along with your name, phone number, email and mailing address.
You have two options for obtaining your transcript.
- Login to LoLA>Student Profile>Academic Transcript (Unofficial transcripts are free)
- For an official transcript, the fee is $10. Request your official diploma and pay the fee.