Congratulations Graduate

Lamar State College Port Arthur hosts three graduation events each year, with official ceremonies in May and December.

Deadlines and Important Dates

Date Event
June 6 Summer 2024 Graduation Application begins.
July 31 Last day to apply and pay diploma and cap and gown graduation fees.
August 12 Last day to submit official transcripts with final grades for transfer coursework.
August 13 Official Graduation Date - there is no commencement ceremony for summer graduation.
August 16 Last day to pay diploma mailing fee.
August 19 First day to pick up diplomas from Records Office.


Antoinette Henry
Graduation Coordinator
Admissions & Records Department

Schedule on ConexED

Graduation Instructions

  1. Apply for graduation. To apply: Use the Online Graduation Application Form  or Download Graduation Application PDF version. Once you have completed the PDF form, submit your application by email to
    Candidates who do not meet the deadline must reapply for next semester’s graduation.
  2. Pay the Diploma Fee. Graduation candidates must pay a $15 Diploma Fee to the Business Office. Candidates may pay by telephone or through the MyLSCPA account in MyServices. Contact the Business Office at 409-984-6126 for additional information.
  3. Transfer Coursework.  Students that are currently attending or have attended other college(s) must include an unofficial transcript(s) when applying for graduation. Official transcripts with final grades must be submitted by the last day of the semester.
  4. Financial Obligations. Graduation candidates must pay ALL outstanding debts.

    • Business Office at 409-984-6126.
    • Library at 409-984-6218 (check if you have books or money owed).
    • Financial Aid at 409-984-6204.
  5. Diplomas. Graduates who participate in the ceremony will receive their diploma at commencement. If you would like your diploma mailed to you, pay the $11.00 diploma mailing fee at the Business Office (409-984-6126) by the application deadline.
  6. Cap and Gown. Flat black cap and gown with white collar must be worn by all ceremony participants. Cap and gowns can be purchased ONLINE at Barnes and Nobel Bookstore at ONLY APPROVED STOLES AND CORDS ARE PERMITTED. 
    Commencement Regalia Guide
    Graduation Stole Request Form
  7. Check your email regularly. All graduation correspondence will be emailed to your address.  A required survey that is part of your graduation application process will be emailed to you. Your diploma will not be released until the survey is completed.
  8. Graduation Orientation. All graduates participating in May and December graduation ceremonies are required to attend the graduation orientation. After the application deadline, the Graduation Coordinator will email the dates and times to your LSCPA email account.