Spring 2020 Commencement was postponed a few weeks ago because it was scheduled to take place just days after Colorado's current stay-at-home order was to be lifted. However, we're excited to announce:
View the students who are approved as candidates for degree completion for Spring & Summer 2020.
Graduation: At FLC, you have not officially "graduated" until the Registrar confirms that you have completed all of your degree requirements and the College awards your degree. This process is not generally complete until about 6-8 weeks after the semester has ended.
Commencement: Commencement is the ceremony where we celebrate students who are graduating. Graduating students invite their friends and families, wear their caps and gowns, walk across the stage, shake hands with the College president, and celebrate. Participating in Commencement is sometimes called "walking", which refers to tradition of walking across the stage to be recognized for your achievement.
The commencement ceremony has been postponed but we will still be awarding degrees to graduating students. The Registrar’s Office will determine whether each student has fulfilled their degree requirements once final grades have been submitted and processed for the Spring 2020 semester. If you have completed your degree requirements, your final transcript and diploma will be mailed to you eight weeks AFTER the end of the semester (unless you have holds on your account).
If you have not completed all of your degree requirements, you will be notified by email.
You can check the status of your application for graduation on WebOPUS:
Graduating students were supposed to be able to pick up their free Fort Lewis College alumni t-shirt and mug at the Countdown to Graduation event. However, since that even has been canceled, we will be sending them to each graduate in the mail. We don't yet know when, but stay tuned!