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Commencement ceremonies for both locations are held bi-annually at the end of the spring and fall semester in Danville, Illinois. A student registered to complete graduation requirements in the summer may participate in the commencement ceremony.  Students are welcome to invite as many guests as they like and tickets are not required. 

Announcements and other items for purchase

Students can order through Herff Jones at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_lakeview/


A listing of graduation candidates and/or individual photos may be posted on the website and/or forwarded to the media each semester.  If a student does NOT wish for this graduation information to be published, they must opt-out of Merit.

Commencement Attire

The cost of the commencement attire is included in the graduation fee. This includes a custom LCN graduation gown, cap, and tassel. 

  • Honor Society Cord – Students who have been inducted into the academic honor society may wear honor society cords over graduation regalia.
  • Graduation Honor Stoles – Provided by Lakeview to select students who have met the graduation honor criteria.
  • Additional approved attire ordered from Herff Jones website.

Official graduation honors are calculated after grades are finalized and are included on students’ diplomas. Since commencement programs are printed prior to the end of the current term, honors listed in the program and recognized during the ceremony are based on the grade point average of one semester prior to graduation.  Students who meet the criteria following graduation will receive an honor stole when diplomas are released.  The diploma will also indicate the honors earned.

Please note:  Any other apparel must be approved by administration prior to graduation.

College Pins

Students will receive a Lakeview College of Nursing Pin.  The cost of the pin is included in the graduation fee.


Diploma covers will be distributed at commencement. Diplomas will be mailed approximately one month after commencement when an audit of the student's record is complete (all transfer credits are received and all Lakeview grades are posted). Students who received financial aid will be required to complete exit counseling before anything can be released.

Graduation Survey

A survey will be distributed to all potential graduates and must be completed and returned to the Director of Enrollment/Registrar at least 3 weeks prior to Commencement.   This survey information is used for publication as well as to provide information on each graduate to be read as they walk across the stage at the commencement ceremony.


All graduates are encouraged to participate in a pre-graduation individual photo.  This is included in the standard graduation fee.  Additional individual portraits will be available for purchase.

Other Photos will be taken the day of graduation.  A photographer will be on-site to take group photos.  Participation in this group photo serves as permission from the individual for LCN to post the photo to its website and/or forward it to the media. The College will provide a pinning photo and other graduation photos within approximately four to six weeks following the event.