An in-person commencement is planned for Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bank of Springfield (BoS) Center.
This year's ceremony is not a ticketed event. Students may invite as many guests as they would like (please be aware there is limited special seating for those using a wheelchair or who have a need of a language interpreter).
Doors will open at 6 p.m. the night of commencement.
Parking is available at the following locations:
- BOS Center – Plaza Parking Garage, 767 E Washington St, Springfield, IL 62701; 217-788-8800
- Plaza Parking Garage, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701; 217-788-8800
- Municipal Parking Garage, S. 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62701; 217-544-1670
- Underground Parking Garage, Old State Capitol, S. 6th Street, Springfield, Il 62701
- 701-801 E. Capitol Avenue Garage, 701-801 E. Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL 62757
- 6th & Capitol, 420 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
- Abraham Lincoln Museum Parking, 500 E. Madison St., Springfield, IL 62701
Cap and gown
Beginning March 15, students can order their cap and gown online from the LLCC Bookstore.
Commencement rehearsal will be held Friday, May 12 at noon at the Bank of Springfield (BoS) Center. Commencement participants are highly encouraged to attend.
Application for graduation
Students must submit an application for graduation through LoggerCentral. Remember, while commencement-related activities are optional, applying for graduation is still required to officially receive your certificate/degree. If you completed your certificate/degree in summer 2022, fall 2022 or will be completing your certificate/degree in spring 2023 or summer 2023, and have not already done so, fill out a graduation application in LoggerCentral. Once the graduation application is received, potential grads will receive more specific details/information about commencement-related events.
If you have questions regarding your degree requirements, please reach out to your student success coach.
Grads, join us at GradFest to kick off the commencement season!
At GradFest, you can purchase your cap, gown and tassel, and pick up your 10 free graduation announcements. There will be a selfie station with fun graduation props as well as the occasional visit from our mascot Linc!
When: Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: A. Lincoln Commons (Springfield campus) and LLCC Outreach Centers
Can't make it to GradFest? You may purchase your cap, gown and tassel at the LLCC Bookstore in person or online beginning March 15.
- Completion of course requirements as stated in catalog
- All financial obligations to the college must be paid
- LLCC grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00
- Associate degree GPA requirement – overall combined GPA, which includes both transfer work and LLCC credits, of at least 2.00
- Associate degree residency requirement – earn a minimum of 20 semester hours at LLCC. This does not include proficiency, CLEP or Advanced Placement credits.
- Certificate GPA requirement – only courses needed for the certificate are used and must be at least 2.00
- Certificate residency requirement – at least one-third of certificate courses must be taken at LLCC. This does not include proficiency, CLEP or Advanced Placement credits.
- March 10: Deadline to apply for graduation to be considered for departmental honors at commencement
- May 1: Deadline for graduation application to be considered a spring graduate
- July 15: Deadline for graduation application to be considered a summer graduate
- Dec. 1: Deadline for graduation application to be considered a fall graduate
LLCC calculates honors and high honors for associate degree graduates by combining all credits transferred from other colleges with those taken at LLCC. Honors and high honors are also awarded for certificate programs requiring 30 or more semester hours. Student honors for certificate graduates are calculated by using only those courses needed for the certificate.
Those graduates who have an overall grade point average of 3.50 to 3.74 are considered “graduates with honors.” Graduates with an overall grade point average of 3.75 to 4.00 are considered “graduates with high honors.” This status is posted on LLCC transcripts and diplomas after final evaluations have been conducted by the Student Records Evaluators.
- Graduation is the conferring of a degree or certificate upon completion of all program requirements. Students are made graduates at the end of the fall, spring and summer semesters.
- Commencement is the ceremony to celebrate the completion of college work. The annual commencement ceremony is typically held in May of each year.