Graduation Checklist Spring 2019

Graduation Checklist Spring 2019

By David Housley

Welcome back LSSC! It’s a new year filled with new challenges, one of them being graduation prep. With all the excitement building up, it’s easy to forget what all needs to be done. This checklist provides LakeHawks with everything they need to do to graduate and start their new journey.

Double check requirements
Before filling out the graduation application, LSSC students should meet with their academic advisor and make sure all degree requirements have been met.

Take care of any holds
Holds can affect the graduation process. They can come from the library, the financial aid office, the business office, or even from grade holds. LakeHawks planning to graduate should check for any holds on their accounts. To check for holds, log into LOIS, go to the “Student” tab and find the student records link. Any holds will show up on the page, along with who to contact to resolve it. Degree works will also make a note of any holds when the preliminary graduation audit is done.

Graduation application
The graduation application must be completed by February 15, and it’s filled out online. Once completed, students need to send their form to the Admissions and Records office at their campus by the deadline. There’s no fee to fill out the application, and students can access it from their LOIS account. After logging into LOIS, find the “Student” tab, and the graduation application is the first link on the page.
Reach out to the admissions office for more information at

Cap and gown
Any graduate planning to participate at the commencement ceremony needs to grab a cap and gown from the LSSC bookstore. The price is around $45 for both items. The Clermont bookstore is open from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Contact them at 352-536-2184. The Leesburg bookstore has different hours. They open every weekday at 8:00 am, and they close at 6:00 pm on Mondays, 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 3:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. The phone number for the Leesburg bookstore is 352-435-6334.

Commencement ceremony
The graduation ceremony is an important event for LSSC. Students are celebrated for their achievement, and faculty and staff members are also acknowledged for offering guidance and taking the time to help any student who needs it. There are two ceremonies held:
·      Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, located at 3700 S Hwy 2, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 6:00 pm.
·      Everett A. Kelly Convocation Center, located at 9501 US Hwy 441, Leesburg, on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 10:00 am.

Any students who need additional information or help should contact Caitlin Moore, LSSC’s Registrar, at
Congratulations and good luck, graduates!

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