Applying for Graduation at Lamar State College Orange
Congratulations! We are extremely proud of you as you complete your degree and graduate from Lamar State College Orange (LSCO). This graduation checklist will guide you through the graduation process and allow you to participate in the commencement festivities. We will send all graduation communications to your @my.lsco.edu email as well as via text messages. Any questions regarding the graduation application process or commencement can be sent to email@example.com. Plans are being made to honor our graduates. Please review the important dates and deadlines regarding graduation.
Important Dates to Remember:
|January 20||Graduation Application process begins - Contact your Program Director/Lead Faculty/Associate Dean indicating which degrees, certificates, and institutional awards you will be completing May 2023.|
|AS, AA, AAT Graduates Only must take the ETS Profile Register Now for in-person dates||
AS, AA, AAT graduates must take the ETS Proficiency Profile either Online or In-Person
IN-PERSON PROFILE DATES:
|April 9th - Online Order Deadline||Order Cap and Gown online - https://lsco.shopoakhalli.com/|
|Cap and Gown can be purchased directly from the LU Bookstore, 4405 Jimmy Simmons Blvd. Beaumont, TX 77705, Hours M-Th, 8am-5pm; F, 8am-4pm.|
|April 21||Last day to apply for graduation online - After this date contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduate name will not be in the printed program if you apply after this date.
Last day to complete Graduation Exit Survey
|May 12||Graduation Rehearsal and distribution of tickets - 9am at the Lutcher Theater, Orange, TX|
|May 12||Graduation 2023 7:00 pm, Lutcher Theater, Orange, TX|
|May 19||Diplomas will be mailed to the address entered on the online graduation application|
✔ Review your degree audit and contact your program director
- Go to the DegreeWorks card in MyGator. Verify you are in the correct major and all the requirements needed for graduation will be completed by the end of the semester.
- Contact your program director or associate dean, via email or by phone, if you meet the requirements or if you have questions about your degree evaluation or remaining requirements. (Don’t know your Program Director/Lead Faculty/Associate Dean? List of Program Directors/Lead Faculty/Associate Dean is below or contact email@example.com for assistance.)
- If you meet all graduation requirements, program directors/lead faculty/associate dean will notify the Graduation Clerk. Students will receive an email to their @my.lsco.edu email with a link and instructions to complete the Online Graduation Application.
Program Directors/Lead Faculty/Associate Dean
Business, Business Construction Management, Business Management, Business Management Accounting, Business Real Estate Management, Business Operations, and Entrepreneurship: Kevin Malouf, Kevin.Malouf@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3329, Academic Center, Rm. 123
Biology Medical Professions Emphasis: Matt McClure, Matt.McClure@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3304, Academic Center, Rm. 242
Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, CISCO Networking Cybersecurity Technician, and Information Technology: Diane Dotson, Diane.Dotson@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3038, Academic Center, Rm. 241
Communication: Kevin Doss, Kevin.Doss@lsco.edu. (409) 882-3368, Academic Center, Rm 109
Cosmetology: Kim Moyers, (409) 882-3311
Court Reporting: Cristy Smith,Cristy.Smith@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3307, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 222
Criminal Justice: Dana Kullman, Dana.Kullman@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3353, Academic Center, Rm. 136A
Dental Assisting: Colleen Baker, Colleen.Baker@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3022, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 221
Electro Mechanical Technology: Howard Bailey, Howard.Bailey@lsco.edu, Wilson Building, Rm. 121
Enviromental Science: Matt McClure, Matt.McClure@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3304, Academic Center, Rm. 242
Emergency Medical Services: Rickey Land, Richard.Land@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3929, Workforce Education Bldg., Rm 119
General Studies, Liberal Arts: Eric Owens, Eric.Owens@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3385, Academic Center, Rm. 117A
Instrumentation: Cheryl January, Cheryl.January@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3048, Wilson Bldg., Rm. 120
Logistics Management: Mary Kate Flanagan, MaryKate.Flanagan@lsco.edu, Wilson Building, Rm. 111
Massage Therapy: Erin Peters, Erin.Peters@lsco.edu (409) 882-3909, Workforce Education Bldg., Rm. 100A
Medical Assistant: Jessica Montgomery, Jessica.Montgomery@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3980, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 232
Natural Science: Matt McClure, Matt.McClure@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3304, Academic Center, Rm. 242
Pre-Professional Health Science: Matt McClure, Matt.McClure@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3304, Academic Center, Rm. 242
Pharmacy Technology: Jennifer Fabriguze, Jennifer.Fabriguze@lsco.edu , (409) 882-3035, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 241
Process Operating Technology: Cheryl January, Cheryl.January@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3048, Wilson Bldg., Rm. 120
Registered Nursing: Mandee Tucker, Associate Dean, Mandee.Tucker@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3389, Nursing Classroomm Bldg., Rm. 104J
Safety Health and Environmental: Cheryl January, Cheryl.January@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3048, Wilson Bldg., Rm. 120
Sociology: Dana Kullman, Dana.Kullman@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3353, Academic Center, Rm. 136A
Teaching: Kim Moyers, (409) 882-3311
Vocational Nursing: Sherri Foreman, Sherri.Foreman@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3912, Nursing Classroom Bldg., Rm. 104L
Welding Technology: Gary McLendon, Gary.McLendon@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3967, Welding Bldg.
✔ Apply for Graduation
Beginning January 20, 2023 applicants will complete an Online Graduation Application for each diploma, certificate or institutional award you are eligible to receive though Gator Self Service. The online application system will only be accessible after your program director/lead faculty/associate dean has notified the Graduation Clerk of your eligibility. You will receive an email to your @my.lsco.edu email providing information about applying. If you did not receive an email or you see “no curriculum” in Gator Self Service please contact your program director/lead faculty/associate dean.
The online application will be available until 11:59 p.m. April 21 2023. After that date, students who are ready to graduate must contact the Admissions & Records Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, (409) 882-3365 or in person on the 3rd Floor of the Library, Rm. 341.
Once you have completed the Online Graduation Application you will receive additional information regarding Graduation via your @my.lsco.edu email or text messages.
✔ Pay for Cap and Gown
Cap and Gowns can be purchased at the Lamar University Bookstore, 4405 Jimmy Simmons Drive, Beaumont, TX 77705.
To purchase your cap and gown online please click the link below:
Dual Credit and Early College High School students will wear their high school cap and gown.
✔ Graduation Photos
Leo Weeks Photography will be taking pictures at the graduation ceremony. All photos will be posted AFTER the ceremony for purchase. https://www.leoweeksphotographers.com/
✔ ETS Proficiency Profile Graduation Requirement (December and May Graduations Only)
Students graduating with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching degree are required to take the ETS Proficiency Profile prior to graduation. Please contact the Testing Center at 409-882-3330 to sign up for one of the ETS Proficiency Test dates listed above. If you will be receiving an Associate of Applied Science, Certificate or Institutional Award you do not have to take the ETS Proficiency Profile.
✔ Receive Your Degree
After you have successfully completed all courses and are cleared for graduation your degree will be conferred at the end of the term. Diplomas will be mailed after May 19th. Please remember that participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute official graduation from LSCO; your degree must be conferred before you are considered a graduate of Lamar State College Orange. Students who have not been cleared financially with the Cashier’s Office will not receive a diploma until all financial obligations have been cleared.
✔ Participation in Commencement
It’s YOUR time to celebrate and showcase the completion of your diploma!
In order to participate in the graduate ceremony, you must apply for graduation. The Office of Student Services is responsible for determining the number of graduates at each commencement to ensure ample seating for graduates’ guests.
Why Attend Commencement?
- Name, Degree and Honors (if applicable) will be announced during ceremony
- Celebrate the completion of your hard work and dedication with family and friends
- Photographs preserving the moment and memory will be taken and available for purchase
Not Attending Commencement Ceremony
Even if you do not plan to attend the graduation ceremony, you must complete the Graduation Checklist and apply for graduation to receive your diploma. Graduates not attending the ceremony will receive their diploma in the mail after May 19th.