Alert

APRIL 14

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 vaccines now available to all groups in PA. Students are required to fill out the Symptom Tracker every day. Let LVC know when you are fully vaccinated.

We Are LVC Strong

Class of 2021 Celebration—May 23

We are pleased to share that we plan to have a live, in-person Commencement Ceremony to honor your great work and accomplishments.

When: Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (ceremony times will be assigned to graduates once we receive RSVPs)

Where: Louis A. Sorrentino ’54 Gymnasium (guests will be able to view the ceremony in the Arnold Arena).

Who: You and two ticketed guests (every student planning to attend will receive two tickets to be used for guest admission)

How: You will receive an individual invitation by email soon. Please RSVP to this invitation by April 21, to let us know whether you will attend. An RSVP is required by April 21, so we can safely plan. If you do not receive an invitation, please contact us at commencement@lvc.edu.

Regalia: Please order your regalia ASAP, since the company’s deadline for ordering is April 30.

We also want to note that your Commencement Ceremony will be live-streamed so that other family members can view this special celebration.

*Note: Ceremonies will adhere to all current COVID-19 guidelines.

This page will be updated throughout the spring with additional information.

Best regards,
The Commencement Committee

2021 DPT Graduates—May 21

A celebration will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021, for 2021 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates. More information is forthcoming from the department. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Brashear.


Class of 2020 Celebration—May 22

We are pleased to share that we plan to have a live, in-person Commencement Ceremony to honor your great work and accomplishments while at LVC.

When: Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (ceremony times will be assigned to graduates once we receive RSVPs)

Where: Louis A. Sorrentino ’54 Gymnasium (guests will be able to view the ceremony in the Arnold Arena)

Who: You and two ticketed guests (every student planning to attend will receive two tickets to be used for guest admission)

How: You will receive an individual invitation by email soon. Please RSVP to this invitation by April 21, to let us know whether you will attend. An RSVP is required by April 21, so we can safely plan. If you do not receive an invitation, please contact us at commencement@lvc.edu.

Regalia: Please order your regalia ASAP, since the company’s deadline for ordering is April 30.

We also want to note that your Commencement Ceremony will be live-streamed so that other family members can view this special celebration.

*Note: Ceremonies will adhere to all current COVID-19 guidelines.

This page will be updated throughout the spring with additional information.

Best regards,
The Commencement Committee

2020 Virtual Celebration



Graduation Announcements and Class Rings

Visit here to purchase graduation announcements or class rings.


Honor Cords

Visit here to purchase honor cords.


Regalia Ordering

You can now order your regalia online. All orders must be prepaid when placing your online order. You can select pick up at store or ship to home. There is an $11.00 shipping cost for the ship to home option. All store pick ups will be available beginning on May 1.

Important information when ordering:

  • The website for ordering is open through April 30.
  • Ship to store orders will be available for pick up at the College Store beginning on May 1.
  • You will need to identify your graduation year to receive the correct year-dated tassel under “Regalia Special Notes.” This can be found on the Cart Page. If you do not select a date, the default tassel date will be 2021.
  • If you have more than one degree, select the color hood of the degree for which you will be participating during the commencement ceremony.
  • You can purchase the complete bundle, which includes a cap, gown, hood, and tassel, or you can purchase individual items.

If you have any questions or require assistance with ordering, please contact the College Store at 717-867-6313 or email sm8057@bncollege. If you have any questions regarding the specifics of your degree/majors or graduation plan, please contact Kelsea Gonzalez.

Ornamentation Policy

What is the policy on ornamentation of regalia worn at Commencement?

The wearing of cords, sashes, and other ornamentation during the Commencement ceremony is reserved for the following:

  • Honor cords or pins may be worn by academic honor society inductees. Cords and/or pins are awarded through the appropriate honor society. More information about the College's honor societies may be found in the College Catalog or by contacting the appropriate academic department.
  • The Kente cloth celebrates the graduation of students who recognize their African roots. Lavender stoles honor the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally students. Students receive the Kente cloth and lavender stoles as part of the Kente and Lavender Graduation Ceremony held prior to Commencement.
  • Student government stoles may be worn by student government leaders and are provided by Student Affairs.
  • Flag patches may be worn to recognize the countries in which students studied abroad during their time at LVC. They can be obtained through the Director of Global Education.
  • Military cords may be worn by Veterans and Active Duty servicemembers and Reservists of the US Armed Forces. Cords are provided by the Financial Aid Office upon request.