On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration of Lake-Sumter State College, congratulations on this significant milestone in your life! We look forward to celebrating your achievement with you and your family.

Order of The Lakehawk

Formerly, the “President’s Award,” the Order of The Lakehawk is the most prestigious and significant honor that a student may receive at Lake-Sumter State College. This honor recognizes outstanding academic achievement, dedicated college involvement, and significant community service. Membership in the Order recognizes the very best of our student body and an enduring connection to Lake-Sumter State College.

Spring 2021 Ceremony

As we all continue to adapt to the realities of the pandemic, Lake-Sumter State College will be hosting a unique, hybrid Commencement experience for students who will graduate in Spring 2021.

Our concern for your health and safety, and of ceremony attendees, is our top priority.

A Unique Commencement Experience

Crossing the Stage

All graduates from Spring 2021 will have the opportunity to have their name read, cross the stage in their regalia, receive their diploma cover from LSSC President Sidor, and have their picture taken in regalia.

The use of face coverings is required, except when crossing the stage, to participate in this event. Physical distancing and other safety protocols will also be in place.

This event will be video recorded.

Participating students will be allowed to bring 2 family members with them to the Crossing the Stage event.

Register to Participate

If you are interested in participating, you will choose a timeslot to participate. You must be wearing your LSSC regalia (cap and gown) to participate. Please make sure you show up early. Details on purchasing regalia can be found below.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Clermont City Center (620 W. Montrose St. Clermont, FL 34711)

Thursday, April 8, 2021

10:30am – 12:00pm or 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Fine Arts Building on the Leesburg campus

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Lake-Sumter State College will premiere its Virtual Commencement Ceremony. This video will feature a full ceremony, including introductions and speeches from LSSC President Sidor and other dignitaries. All students will also have their name read and name shown on the video. Students who participated in the in-person Cross the Stage event will be shown on video in this event.

Friday, May 7, 2021
6:30 p.m.
Premiere on YouTube and Facebook

Purchasing Cap and Gown

Cap and gown will be available in LSSC Bookstores on the Leesburg & South Lake campuses. Cap, gown and tassel cost approximately $45.

Please contact the Bookstore at lssc@bkstr.com for more information.

A limited number of cap and gowns are available for loan from the Registrar’s Office. Contact registrar@lssc.edu to request one, if needed.

Additional Questions

Graduates with Phi Theta Kappa membership recognition
All students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) should contact Ms. Jacklyn Pierce at PierceJ@lssc.edu or (352) 323-3631 for details on purchasing the PTK honors regalia.

Contact Us
For all other graduation questions, please contact the LSSC Admissions & Records Office, by email at Registrar@lssc.edu, at least 72 hours prior to the commencement ceremonies.