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Friday, December 15, 2023 at 7:00pm

Below are times and details for our in-person spring commencement.  This commencement webpage will be updated regularly, to provide information to students and their loved ones. Additional questions should be directed to cyoung@lakeviewcol.edu.  

The event will be held at:

Danville High School Auditorium

202 E. Fairchild
Danville, IL

Schedule is as follows:

Doors Open for Grads - Graduates should arrive no later than 5:15 pm

Graduate pictures taken and rehearsal - be ready at 5:30 pm

Doors Open for Guests - 6:30 pm

Graduation Starts at 7:00 pm

* Tickets are not required at this time but could change depending on the CDC guidelines and the number of people allowed in an area at one time.

We will attempt to live stream each graduate receiving diplomas/nursing pins through the Lakeview College of Nursing Facebook Page if technology allows.  Streaming will begin on Friday, Dec. 15, at approximately 7 pm.

Announcements and Other Items for Purchase

Can be purchased here: 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.

Additional photos and/or videos will be taken at graduation and provided approximately 6 weeks following the ceremony.  These photos/videos may be posted on websites and/or the College's social media sites (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, etc.)  If you prefer to NOT appear in the photos/videos you must email amcfadden@lakeviewcol.edu prior to the date of the commencement ceremony.

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.
  • Honor Stoles - Provided by Lakeview to select students who have met the graduation honor criteria.

Official graduation honors are calculated after grades are finalized and are included on the 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 the 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.

Graduate Survey

A survey will be distributed to all potential graduates and must be completed and submitted at least 3 weeks prior to Commencement.  This survey information is used for publication as well as to provide information about 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. Graduation candidates will be notified of the date and time for the photo via email.  This typically occurs at the end of the semester.  Following the photo shoot, the photos will be digitally available to students to share and print as desired.


*In addition to recording video and broadcasting the ceremony on Facebook Live through our LCN Facebook Page, we also plan to provide the ability to download and share a personalized clip of each graduate walking across the stage.  Here is a link to some clips from our most recent commencement ceremony.

*Technology Permitting

Hotels and Accommodations

For Danville Area hotel and restaurant information, please visit the Danville Area Convention Visitors Bureau.