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
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 email@example.com for more information.
A limited number of cap and gowns are available for loan from the Registrar’s Office. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request one, if needed.
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.
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.