Road to Graduation
2020 Graduation Cancellation Announcement
March 23, 2020
Graduation Candidates 2020,
It is with a heavy heart that Luther Rice College and Seminary has made the difficult decision to cancel all May 2020 graduation ceremonies. We must operate out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with recommendations from our state and federal governments concerning the evolving and uncertain COVID-19 situation. We must be extremely cautious and consider the health and safety of all students, faculty, staff, visitors, and venue hosts.
While the ceremonies will not take place, our upmost priority at this time is to ensure that each of you complete all remaining requirements and that we graduate you on time in May (we will graduate students in absentia). We are committed to this so that you are not delayed in starting new jobs or postgraduate study. Our team will work diligently to ensure that you receive your diploma, regalia, and other graduation items in a timely manner after May 15, 2020.
Please be advised that Luther Rice is considering plans for 2020 graduates to celebrate the accomplishment at a later date. While these plans have not been made at this time, we absolutely will share with you any details if they come available.
Continue to monitor your graduation status on your student portal MyCampus. 2020 graduation candidates still must complete all graduation requirements in order to receive their diploma. Requirements include: financial aid exit interview, student account clearance, library clearance, academic clearance, exit Bible exam, student proficiency profile (BA graduates). All final clearances will be processed the week of May 11th.
Rest assured that our entire Luther Rice Family rejoices today in your great accomplishment. Lean in, press forward, and finish this final semester strong. Soon you will be able to declare yourself a Luther Rice graduate! We are so proud of you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Graduation@LutherRice.edu.
Executive Vice President
2019 Graduation Celebration Video
2019 Links to Photos Website
2019 Full Commencement Video Link
May 2020 Commencement Dates & Deadlines
No applications will be processed after FEBRUARY 7, 2020. Delivery of graduation regalia and diplomas in time for the commencement exercises is guaranteed only if applications are received by February 7, 2020.
Degree Completion Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of the semester hour and course distribution requirements of the degree program.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for Bachelors and Masters and 3.0 for Doctoral.
- Any exit exams or other assessments administered to the graduating class must be completed by the student prior to the award of his degree.
Applying for Graduation
Log into MyCampus, click on "Academics" and then "Graduation Management" to access the Online Graduation Application.
IT IS THE STUDENT'S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION.
Please read the 2020 GRADUATION INFORMATION PACKET prior to completing the online application. Along with the Application for Graduation, the student must submit the appropriate graduation fee in order to graduate.
Students who do not attend the commencement ceremony are still required to submit a full application and pay their graduation fee. All Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
2020 Graduation Fees
Ordering Diploma, Cap & Gown
Graduation Status Tool
Student Account / Financial Aid Information
The graduate must have a zero student account balance in order to receive student account clearance for graduation. The graduate can log into their account on MyCampus to check their balance and make payments as necessary. Graduation fees are non-refundable if for some reason you are unable to graduate. Payments made immediately prior to graduation must be cash or credit card only. Student account clearance is one of the final graduation clearances given by Luther Rice. Therefore, students typically receive clearance the day they pick up their regalia.
The annual Graduation Banquet is held the night before commencement. The graduate’s banquet ticket is complimentary. Tickets for friends and family of the graduate are available for $25 each.
First Baptist Church of Snellville
2400 Main St E
Snellville, GA 30078
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 6:45 pm (Doors open at 6:15 pm)
No Nursery will be provided.
First Baptist Church of Conyers
2100 Highway 138
Conyers, GA 30013
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Optional Portraits: Friday, 12:00-2:00 pm
Rehearsal: Friday, 2:00 pm
Commencement: 5:00 pm (Graduates in their seats in the staging area at 4:30 pm sharp!)
There will be a nursery available, but reservations must be made by May 2nd.
Commencement Video Archives
2016 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)
2015 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)
2014 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)
2013 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)