Dear Parents,

We recently sent your student the message below. We would like to share it with you as well.


Congratulations on nearing the completion of your college experience!

The College's 148th Annual Commencement will be held virtually on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM PST.

Our virtual events will maintain the same celebratory tone as our in-person gatherings, but we understand how this format is not what you would have hoped for. We made the decision to hold events online in order to continue protecting the safety of everyone in our community. We hope you and your loved ones will take part in the full range of virtual activities on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, respectively.

More information can be found on the commencement website as it is updated.

In preparation of our virtual commencement, please fill out the below form with your requested information no later than March 15, 2021. If you do not fill out this form by the stated deadline, you will NOT receive a custom fit cap and gown, and your photo will not be displayed underneath your name in the virtual commencement ceremony. This may also result in a delay of receiving your commencement-related memorabilia.

If you do not plan on participating in the virtual ceremony, please email us directly at

Photograph Instructions

You will be able to upload a high-resolution portrait of yourself for the 2021 commencement slideshow in the form link below. Please choose a JPEG format photo at least 1MB in size that you would feel proud to show friends and family at this special moment. Images that show at least head and shoulders with some space above and around you work well.

Please name the files with your LASTname_FIRSTname_NUMBER. Please use the same name that you list in your email as your name. Example for "Susan Smith"= Smith_Susan_1.jpg, Smith_Susan_2.jpg etc.

Submit Commencement Information




Your custodial and non-custodial guardians will soon be receiving formal letters of invitation in the mail to this year's virtual ceremony. Please let us know if you need to update mailing addresses for your guardians by emailing us at You may check on those addresses on record with the Registrar's Office.



Make sure to follow us on Instagram: @LCSeniorExperience for updates throughout the semester!

Don’t forget to make your Senior Gift! The Board of Alumni is matching donations from seniors of any amount (even $1!) with an additional $50 – you can give to your department, sport, club, or any other area you want to support! Click here to make your gift!

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