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 LSCO email as well as via text messages. Any questions regarding the graduation application process or commencement can be sent to Plans are being made to honor our August 2021 graduates. Please review the important dates and deadlines regarding graduation.  

Important Dates to Remember:

June 7 Graduation Application process begins - Contact your Program Director/Dean indicating which degrees, certificates and institutional awards you will be completing this August 2021.
July 26 Last day to apply for graduation online - After this date contact Graduate name will not be in the printed program.
August 13 Graduation Rehearsal - J. Michael & Bridget Shahan Events Center 
August 14 Graduation 2021 - Saturday, August 14 at the J. Michael & Bridget Shahan Events Center, 209 W. Green Avenue, Orange, TX 77630. Two ceremonies will be held; graduates will be assigned a time. Information about assignments will be emailed to emails along with all other information and updates.  
August 20 Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file in Admissions.  

Graduation Checklist

✔ Review your degree audit and contact your program director (Beginning June 7th)

  • Follow the DegreeWorks link in Student Services/Self-Service under Student Records. Verify you are in the correct major and all the requirements needed for graduation will be completed this semester.
  • Contact your program director or 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? List of Program Directors is below or contact for assistance.)
  • If you meet all graduation requirements, program directors or deans will notify the Graduation Clerk. Students will receive an email to their LSCO email with a link and instructions to complete the Online Graduation Application.

Program Directors

Business, Business Management, Business Management Accounting, Customer Service, Entrepreneurship: Leah Busby,, (409) 882-3034, Academic Center, Rm. 205

Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, CISCO Networking Cybersecurity Technician, Information Technology Support Assistant-Networking Specialist, Information Technology Support Assistant-Software Developer, Information Technology Support Specialist, Web Design/Multimedia: Diane Dotson,, (409) 882-3038

Criminal Justice Corrections, Criminal Justice: Suzonne Crockett, Dean of Academic Studies,, (409) 882-3062, Shahan Event Center, Rm. 122

Dental Assisting: Colleen Baker,, (409) 882-3022, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 221

Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate: Ricky Land,, (409) 882-3929, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 119

General Studies, Communication, Liberal Arts, Natural Science, Biology-Medical Professions, Sociology: Suzonne Crockett, Dean of Academic Studies,, (409) 882-3062, Shahan Event Center, Rm. 122

Industrial Technology, Instrumentation, Process Operating Technology, Process Technology: Earl Geis,, (409) 882-3000, Industrial Technology Bldg., Rm. 101 

Maritime: Chris Horner,, (409) 882-3032, Workforce Education Bldg, Rm. 121

Pharmacy Technology: Loan Nguyen,, (409) 882-3035 , Allied Health Bldg., Rm 241

Teaching – Grades EC-6, 4-8, Special Ed. EC-12, Teaching – Grades 8-12, EC-12: Suzonne Crockett, Dean of Academic Studies,, (409) 882-3062, Shahan Event Center, Rm. 122

Registered Nursing: Leah Anne McGee, Associate Dean of Professional Health Programs,, (409) 882-3307, Nursing Classroom Bldg., Rm. 104

Vocational Nursing, Advanced Nurse Aide: Lorrie LeBlanc,, (409) 882-3308, Nursing Classroom Bldg., Rm. 104L

Welding Technology: Gary McLendon,, (409) 882-3967, Welding Bldg.

✔ Apply for Graduation

Beginning June 7, 2021 applicants will complete an Online Graduation Application for each diploma, certificate or institutional award you are eligible to receive though Student Services/Self-Service. The online application system will only be accessible after your program director has notified the Graduation Clerk of your eligibility. You will receive an email to your LSCO email providing information about applying. If you did not receive an email or you see “no curriculum” in Student Services/Self Service please contact your program director.

The online application will be available until 11:59 p.m. July 26, 2021. After that date, students who are ready to graduate must contact the Admissions & Records Office at, (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 LSCO email or via text messages. 

✔ Pay for Cap and Gown

Cap and Gowns can be purchased at the Lamar State College Orange Bookstore, inside the Workforce Education Building on Green Avenue.

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. 

✔ 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 August 20th. 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 August 20th.