Graduation and Commencement


You deserve to be very proud of your accomplishments at Lake Superior College.

We invite you and your family to celebrate your accomplishments at our annual Commencement Ceremony.

What is the difference between graduation and commencement?


Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript.


Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates your accomplishments. Participation in the ceremony does not imply that you have officially graduated.

Apply to Graduate

You may apply for graduation at anytime.  If you are graduating this spring or summer and are applying to graduate AFTER March 31, 2017, you are welcome to participate in the Commencement ceremony on May 14, 2018 but your name will not be in the Commencement program.

Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 3 p.m.

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) – Symphony Hall.

Nurse Pinning Ceremony at Noon
Harbor Side Ballroom