To celebrate your achievement, we have partnered with a company called StageClip to create a memorable virtual commencement ceremony. The virtual ceremony will include remarks from the college president, provost, and student representative; faculty participation; a keynote address; a slide with each graduate's photo, name, degree, and honors; the conferring of degrees; and all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional graduation.
In early April, you will receive an email with a link to upload a photo and video of yourself wearing your cap and gown. In that video, please record yourself without sound moving your tassel from right to left. We recommend you focus your camera on your head and shoulders so that your face is clearly in view. Please only upload a video of you moving your tassel. Videos of anything else will not be accepted.
You can order your academic regalia (cap, gown, tassel) now from the Lakeland Bookstore using the myLakeland portal. You may choose to pick up your regalia at the Bookstore Monday, March 29 through Thursday, April 15 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. or you can request it be mailed to you. There is no additional charge to you. The cost of your keepsake cap, gown and tassel is included in the fee paid with your application for graduation.
To order your regalia, please sign in to the myLakeland portal and go to your ‘Graduation Application' to request your cap, gown and/or tassel. Gowns are sized by height, so please include that information to receive a properly fitted gown. If you choose the shipping option, the regalia will be mailed to the address specified on your graduation application. The deadline to order your regalia is April 15.
The StageClip portal will open for you to upload your photo and video beginning Tuesday, April 13. When you are in the portal, you will not only be able to upload your photo and video, but you will also be able to hear how your name will be announced and correct that pronunciation, if necessary. The portal will remain open until Friday, April 23.
The college is creating a souvenir program with all graduate names listed. This souvenir program will be mailed on or before April 30 to the address specified on your graduation application.
The 54th Annual Commencement will be streamed live on Saturday, May 8 beginning at 10 a.m. We will send you all the details and you can invite your friends and family to join the big day virtually! Following the ceremony, you will receive an individual recognition video clip in celebration of your achievement. Be sure to check your Lakeland email for this link. We encourage you to share it proudly!
All of us at Lakeland know how important commencement is to you and your loved ones. We hope this virtual commencement provides an opportunity to experience the excitement and emotion of an in-person commencement, while keeping everyone safe. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regards, Richard Novotny
Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students