Participating graduates must follow the steps below 
to participate in the graduation ceremony.


The Lawson State Community College 2016 Commencement Exercises are just a few months away.  Please follow each step below to ensure you can participate in the ceremony. 

Step 1:  Attend the graduation meeting (mandatory): Register below!!!!

 To assist you in this process, graduation information meetings have been scheduled for all graduates and candidates for graduation.  You should attend ONE of the following meetings.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the ACATT Theatre (Ward Building)—Birmingham Campus
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ethel Hall Auditorium(Hall Building)—Bessemer Campus

Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the ACATT Theatre (Ward Building)—Birmingham Campus

Step 2:  Get Measured for Your Cap and Gown (mandatory)

Please be sure to visit the Bookstore to be measured for your cap and gown and also sign up for your invitations.   (Cap and Gown order deadline: April 11, 2016  /  Pick up Cap and Gowns after April 25, 2016.)  

Step 3:  Take Your Graduation CAAP Exit Exam.  This test cannot hurt you, but it is required. Register below!!!

All graduates receiving the A.A., A.S., A.A.S. and the A.O.T. degrees are required to take the CAAP Exit Examination on April 22nd  - 25th, 2016

(For time availability, please contact:  Birmingham campus: Shirley Barnes, sbarnes@lawsonstate.edu or 929-2113 or Bessemer campus:  Amicka Williams, awilliams@lawsonstate.edu or 929-2105.

CAAP Schedule for Bessemer and Birmingham campus:    

Testing will take place in the Testing Center on both campuses.

Testing Dates & Times (both campuses):  

Wednesday, April 20th, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 21st, 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 22nd, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, April 25th, 1:00 p.m.


Bessemer Campus:  A Building, Testing Room (near the Information Desk at the Student Services entrance)
Birmingham Campus:  Leon Kennedy Building, 2nd floor.  Testing Center, across from the bookstore
Step 4:  Attend Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory) Register below!!!!

All graduates who desire to march in the Commencement Exercises MUST BE PRESENT FOR ONE REHEARSAL

Rehearsal Dates (Select ONE):

Location:  Arthur Shores Gymnasium - Birmingham Campus

Wednesday, May 4th, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 5th, 1:30 p.m. 

 Remember to Click the button below to  register for the Graduation Meeting, CAAP Exam and Rehearsal:   (All Academic and Financial requirements MUST be cleared no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 2, 2016.)


The Commencement Exercise is MAY 7, 2016 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Hall #2,  2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203.    

Step 5:  Graduation Exit Survey - (Mandatory)  All Graduates

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