Applying for Graduation at Lamar State College Orange

Congratulations! We are extremely proud of you as you complete your degree and graduate from Lamar State College Orange (LSCO). This graduation checklist will guide you through the graduation process and allow you to participate in the commencement festivities. We will send all graduation communications to your email as well as via text messages. Any questions regarding the graduation application process or commencement can be sent to Plans are being made to honor our graduates. Please review the important dates and deadlines regarding graduation.

Important Dates to Remember:

January 20 Graduation Application process begins - Contact your Program Director/Lead Faculty/Associate Dean indicating which degrees, certificates, and institutional awards you will be completing May 2023.
AS, AA, AAT Graduates Only must take the ETS Profile Register Now for in-person dates

AS, AA, AAT graduates must take the ETS Proficiency Profile either Online or In-Person
The ETS Profile is a graduation requirement administered to graduates receiving an Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree.  The profile can be taken online or in-person at the LSCO Testing Center.  If you would like to take the profile in-person, please schedule with the LSCO Testing Center by calling 409-882-3330.  Graduates required to take the profile will receive an email with instructions and a session ID code used for the online profile.

April 10 - May 11

Monday, April 17, 1:30 pm
Saturday, April 22, 9:30 am
Tuesday, May 2, 8:30 am

April 9th - Online Order Deadline Order Cap and Gown online -
  Cap and Gown can be purchased directly from the LU Bookstore, 4405 Jimmy Simmons Blvd. Beaumont, TX 77705, Hours M-Th, 8am-5pm; F, 8am-4pm.
April 21 Last day to apply for graduation online - After this date contact Graduate name will not be in the printed program if you apply after this date.

Last day to complete Graduation Exit Survey
May 12 Graduation Rehearsal and distribution of tickets - 9am at the Lutcher Theater, Orange, TX
May 12 Graduation 2023 7:00 pm, Lutcher Theater, Orange, TX 
May 19 Diplomas will be mailed to the address entered on the online graduation application 

Graduation Checklist

✔ Review your degree audit and contact your program director

  • Go to the DegreeWorks card in MyGator. Verify you are in the correct major and all the requirements needed for graduation will be completed by the end of the semester.
  • Contact your program director or associate dean, via email or by phone, if you meet the requirements or if you have questions about your degree evaluation or remaining requirements. (Don’t know your Program Director/Lead Faculty/Associate Dean? List of Program Directors/Lead Faculty/Associate Dean is below or contact for assistance.)
  • If you meet all graduation requirements, program directors/lead faculty/associate dean will notify the Graduation Clerk. Students will receive an email to their email with a link and instructions to complete the Online Graduation Application.

Program Directors/Lead Faculty/Associate Dean

Business, Business Construction Management, Business Management, Business Management Accounting, Business Real Estate Management, Business Operations, and Entrepreneurship:  Kevin Malouf,, (409) 882-3329, Academic Center, Rm. 123

Biology Medical Professions Emphasis:  Matt McClure,, (409) 882-3304, Academic Center, Rm. 242

Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, CISCO Networking Cybersecurity Technician, and Information Technology: Diane Dotson,, (409) 882-3038, Academic Center, Rm. 241

Communication:  Kevin Doss,  (409) 882-3368, Academic Center, Rm 109

Cosmetology:  Kim Moyers, (409) 882-3311

Court Reporting:  Cristy Smith,, (409) 882-3307, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 222

Criminal Justice: Dana Kullman,, (409) 882-3353, Academic Center, Rm. 136A

Dental Assisting: Colleen Baker,, (409) 882-3022, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 221

Electro Mechanical Technology:  Howard Bailey,, Wilson Building, Rm. 121

Enviromental Science:  Matt McClure,, (409) 882-3304, Academic Center, Rm. 242

Emergency Medical Services: Rickey Land,, (409) 882-3929, Workforce Education Bldg., Rm 119

General Studies, Liberal Arts: Eric Owens,, (409) 882-3385, Academic Center, Rm. 117A

Instrumentation:  Cheryl January,, (409) 882-3048, Wilson Bldg., Rm. 120

Logistics Management:  Mary Kate Flanagan,, Wilson Building, Rm. 111

Maritime:  James Chatlosh, Captain,, Workforce Education Building

Massage Therapy:  Erin Peters, (409) 882-3909, Workforce Education Bldg., Rm. 100A

Medical Assistant:  Jessica Montgomery,, (409) 882-3980, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 232

Natural Science:  Matt McClure,, (409) 882-3304, Academic Center, Rm. 242

Pre-Professional Health Science:  Matt McClure,, (409) 882-3304, Academic Center, Rm. 242

Pharmacy Technology:  Jennifer Fabriguze, , (409) 882-3035, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 241

Process Operating Technology: Cheryl January,, (409) 882-3048, Wilson Bldg., Rm. 120

Registered Nursing:  Mandee Tucker, Associate Dean,, (409) 882-3389, Nursing Classroomm Bldg., Rm. 104J

Safety Health and Environmental:  Cheryl January,, (409) 882-3048, Wilson Bldg., Rm. 120

Sociology: Dana Kullman,, (409) 882-3353, Academic Center, Rm. 136A

Teaching: Kim Moyers, (409) 882-3311

Vocational Nursing: Sherri Foreman,, (409) 882-3912, Nursing Classroom Bldg., Rm. 104L

Welding Technology: Gary McLendon,, (409) 882-3967, Welding Bldg.

✔ Apply for Graduation

Beginning January 20, 2023 applicants will complete an Online Graduation Application for each diploma, certificate or institutional award you are eligible to receive though Gator Self Service. The online application system will only be accessible after your program director/lead faculty/associate dean has notified the Graduation Clerk of your eligibility. You will receive an email to your email providing information about applying. If you did not receive an email or you see “no curriculum” in Gator Self Service please contact your program director/lead faculty/associate dean.

The online application will be available until 11:59 p.m. April 21 2023. After that date, students who are ready to graduate must contact the Admissions & Records Office at, (409) 882-3365 or in person on the 3rd Floor of the Library, Rm. 341.  

Once you have completed the Online Graduation Application you will receive additional information regarding Graduation via your email or text messages. 

✔ Pay for Cap and Gown

Cap and Gowns can be purchased at the Lamar University Bookstore, 4405 Jimmy Simmons Drive, Beaumont, TX 77705.

To purchase your cap and gown online please click the link below: 

Dual Credit and Early College High School students will wear their high school cap and gown. 

✔ Graduation Photos

Leo Weeks Photography will be taking pictures at the graduation ceremony.  All photos will be posted AFTER the ceremony for purchase.


✔ ETS Proficiency Profile Graduation Requirement (December and May Graduations Only)

Students graduating with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching degree are required to take the ETS Proficiency Profile prior to graduation.  Please contact the Testing Center at 409-882-3330 to sign up for one of the ETS Proficiency Test dates listed above. If you will be receiving an Associate of Applied Science, Certificate or Institutional Award you do not have to take the ETS Proficiency Profile. 

✔ Receive Your Degree

After you have successfully completed all courses and are cleared for graduation your degree will be conferred at the end of the term. Diplomas will be mailed after May 19th. Please remember that participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute official graduation from LSCO; your degree must be conferred before you are considered a graduate of Lamar State College Orange. Students who have not been cleared financially with the Cashier’s Office will not receive a diploma until all financial obligations have been cleared.

✔ Participation in Commencement

It’s YOUR time to celebrate and showcase the completion of your diploma!

In order to participate in the graduate ceremony, you must apply for graduation. The Office of Student Services is responsible for determining the number of graduates at each commencement to ensure ample seating for graduates’ guests.

Why Attend Commencement?

  • Name, Degree and Honors (if applicable) will be announced during ceremony
  • Celebrate the completion of your hard work and dedication with family and friends
  • Photographs preserving the moment and memory will be taken and available for purchase

Not Attending Commencement Ceremony

Even if you do not plan to attend the graduation ceremony, you must complete the Graduation Checklist and apply for graduation to receive your diploma. Graduates not attending the ceremony will receive their diploma in the mail after May 19th.