Commencement is held at Limestone University in May and December. Students may apply for graduation up to 1 year in advance. If a student is working toward an Associate’s degree, he or she should apply after earning 50 semester hours. For a Bachelor’s degree, the student should apply after earning 110 hours or at the recommendation of his/her academic advisor.
The graduation form can be found in the LC Portal. Once the form is submitted, the registrar will review all course requirements for that student. After the review, the registrar will issue a letter of missing requirements along with a copy of the student’s advising worksheet. The letter will also indicate the graduation day that the student has been assigned based on their enrollment status within The University system.
A non-refundable graduation fee of $125.00, which includes the application process, cap/gown/tassel, diploma with cover and one official transcript, will be assessed to all students at the time of application. The deadline for May graduation is December 1st; for December, it is May 1st. Applications will be accepted after these dates up to December 31st and May 31st respectively, but late applications will incur a $100 non-refundable late fee, for a total fee of $225.00. If for any reason, a student does not complete his or her requirements for the assigned graduation, the application may be transferred to the next ceremony without additional fees. A student’s application may be transferred only one time. After that, the student must reapply and pay a $35 fee to cover the cost of an updated diploma.
Students who have earned membership in Honor Societies at Limestone, who are graduating from the Honors Program, and who have earned graduation with honors will be allowed to wear the cords or medallions recognizing their accomplishments. Other distinctions awarded by organizations affiliated with Limestone University may also be worn. Sashes, ribbons, or other adornments not associated with a Limestone University organization may not be worn with the cap and gown at Commencement.