2021 Graduation

Congratulations to the Class of 2021

Lane College extends our heartfelt congratulations to graduates of the Class of 2021. To celebrate the Class of 2021, we plan to hold both in-person and virtual ceremonies on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Ceremonies will be held separately this year. The first ceremony will be at 10 a.m. and there will be another ceremony at 1 p.m. It is important to identify and register for the correct ceremony no later than April 7, 2021.

The 10 a.m. ceremony is for graduates in the Division of Business, Social & Behavioral Sciences. The 10 a.m. ceremony includes candidates with a major in business, criminal justice, history, or sociology.

A second ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. for graduates in the Division of Liberal Studies and the Division of Natural and Physical Sciences. The 1 p.m. ceremony includes candidates with a major in mass communications, music, physical education, English, interdisciplinary studies, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics.

Once you have identified the ceremony you are eligible to attend, click the appropriate button below to be redirected to a registration page. This page will also allow you to request tickets for up to six (6) guests. Due to space limitations and social distancing requirements, we will be unable to make exceptions to the limit of six guests.

Div. of BSBS Class of 2021 Div. of LS & Div. of NPS Class of 2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 graduated in Lane’s first-ever virtual commencement on July 18, 2020. To continue our celebration of the Class of 2020, these graduates may participate in our in-person ceremony on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Class of 2020 graduates who received a degree in the Division of Business, Social & Behavioral Sciences (graduates with a major in business, criminal justice, history, or sociology) are invited to participate in a recognition ceremony at 10 a.m.

Class of 2020 graduates who received a degree in the Division of Liberal Studies and/or the Division of Natural and Physical Sciences (graduates with a major in mass communications, music, physical education, English, interdisciplinary studies, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics) are invited to participate in a recognition ceremony at 1 p.m.

Div. of BSBS Class of 2020 Div. of LS & Div. of NPS Class of 2020

Important Information for All Participants

While plans for in-person ceremonies are tentative and subject to pandemic conditions and local restrictions on public gatherings, below is an overview of what to expect.

In-Person Ceremony Registration

All eligible participants for both the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 will need to preregister by April 7, 2021, in order to attend our in-person ceremonies. A link is provided below for you to register.

Lane College 2021 Spring Commencement (Division of BSBS)

Lane College 2021 Spring Commencement (Division of LS and Division of NPS)


COVID-19 Protocols

All in-person ceremony participants and their guests (including participants who have been fully vaccinated) must follow Lane’s current COVID Safety Protocols. These protocols currently include, but are not limited to, WWSS: Wash Your Hands, Wear Your Mask, Social Distance and Self-Check. Any participant or guest who is unable to follow Lane’s COVID Safety Protocols should attend the virtual ceremony. If you are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you may not attend the in-person ceremonies.

All ceremony participants and guests must wear a mask.


Ceremony Format

Attending graduates and their guests will be seated outdoors at Lane Field, with social distancing and following public health guidelines. Inclement weather or changes in health guidelines may suddenly impact plans. Participants and their guests should follow the College on our official Facebook page for the most recent announcements on Commencement.


Family and Friends

To maintain the health and safety of our community, tickets to the in-person ceremonies are required. Each Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 participant may request up to six (6) tickets. However, the ceremonies will be live-streamed on our Facebook page so that family and friends can watch from any location.


Dress

Both Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 participants must wear their regalia to participate in the in-person ceremony. After registration, you will receive additional information on regalia distribution. For other questions about regalia, please contact tmebane@lanecollege.edu.

For safety and to protect Lane Field, flat-soled shoes are recommended.


Regalia Pick-up

If you are participating in the in-person ceremony, please pick up your regalia from the Water Tower Place. See pick up times below.

Those persons who ordered regalia but will not participate in the in-person ceremony, please know that your regalia will be mailed to the address on file in CAMS.

Regalia Pick-up Dates at Water Tower Place:

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Friday, April 16, 2021 9:00am – 4:00pm


Common Q&A Concerning Regalia

  1. Do I need my ID to pick up my regalia? Yes
  2. May I get an extra cap and gown? Yes, if you pre-ordered an extra cap and gown.
  3. I picked up my regalia already but, I forgot it at home, it was destroyed, or I lost it. You cannot participate in the ceremony without your regalia. Please do not lose, destroy or alter your regalia.
  4. Can my sister, brother, aunt, friend or other pick up my regalia? Yes. If you are unable to pick up your regalia, someone may pick it up for you only if you have notified Mr. Eric Perry at eperry@lanecollege.edu or Ms. Tracey Mebane at tmebane@lanecollege.edu in advance.
  5. I am a 2020 graduate do I need to wear my regalia? Yes. Please wear the regalia that was shipped to you in 2020.


Weather

In-person ceremonies may be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Please follow Lane on social media to be notified of changes to the graduation ceremony.

Account Balance

Candidates for a degree must have financial clearance to participate in the graduation ceremony. If you currently have a balance on your account, please contact tpoole@lanecollege.edu and discuss your options. If you have been financially impacted by the pandemic, special financial assistance may be available. You have worked hard to achieve this important milestone and we have a variety of ways to ensure that you are financially cleared to participate in your well-deserved celebration.

Additional Information

Additional information for each ceremony will be provided over the next few days. The deadline to register for in-person ceremonies is April 7, 2021. Upon registration, we will provide participants with additional details such as parking, arrival times, and detailed safety protocols. For specific questions or to request special accommodations, please contact sbscott@lanecollege.edu.