Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

Commencement is one of our most treasured traditions at the graduate school, and we look forward to celebrating this day with you to honor your tremendous accomplishments. The 2021 graduate school commencement ceremony will take place virtually on June 6, 2021, followed by an opt-in drive through celebration on the Lewis & Clark campus later that day. This year we are pleased to announce that the graduate school will purchase full regalia for all interested graduates at no cost to them.

Virtual Ceremony Details

This will be a professionally filmed and produced video experience, available online beginning June 6 at 10 AM. You will see inspiring speeches delivered by our commencement speaker, Esther Boykin, as well as hear the powerful stories of your student speakers. President Wiewel and Dean Fletcher will address the graduates, confer degrees, and present the latest class of educators and counselors to the online audience. And, most importantly, all graduates will be individually recognized by name and degree. To achieve this, we will be creating a slide to honor each graduate and their tremendous accomplishment. (The virtual commencement ceremony will be viewable at your convenience anytime after 10 AM on Sunday, June 6th.)

Submit a Photo

We invite you to personalize your slide by submitting a photo of yourself. This photo can be anything from a professional headshot to a simple snapshot of you with your family, friends, or pets—any and all of the people who supported you on your graduate school journey are welcome. Photos may be taken in full regalia but it is not required.

Images were due by May 7 and the submission form is now closed.


This year we are pleased to announce that the graduate school will purchase full regalia for all interested graduates at no cost to them. However, students MUST submit a regalia order to Jostens from the Lewis & Clark website to provide height, weight and academic program information. Please visit the regalia page to place your order.

The deadline to order regalia was Friday, March 26 and orders are now closed.

Announcing the Graduates

In keeping with our tradition, all graduates’ names will be announced during the ceremony by our registrar, Courtney Whetstine. To ensure the correct pronunciation of your name, please email the phonetic spelling to

Post-Commencement Drive-Through Celebration

The Graduate School’s Post-Commencement Drive-Through Celebration will take place from 1 - 4 pm on Sunday, June 6th, on the main college campus. Graduates are invited to attend during their program’s scheduled time to drive through the celebration route, be greeted and cheered on by faculty and staff, and collect a L&C GSEC Commencement Gift Bag and their diploma cover. 

  • 1 - 2 p.m. PMHC, PMHC-Addictions, Art Therapy, and EDLL graduates
  • 2 - 3 p.m. MCFT, School Psychology, and Student Affairs Administration graduates
  • 3 - 4 p.m. School Counseling, MAT, MEd: Curriculum & Instruction, and MEd: Administration graduates

The deadline to register was May 28 and registration is now closed. 


Diplomas will be mailed out following your degree posting date. To ensure delivery, please check your address in WebAdvisor and submit any updates