Difference between Graduation and Commencement

What is the difference between Graduation and Commencement?


Graduation is the certifying of degrees and certificates.

See the Graduation Application page to apply for your diploma.


Commencement is the annual ceremony Lane has for the graduates it certifies throughout the year. The commencement ceremony is usually held in June.

Commencement Program

Your name will appear in the Commencement Program for that school year if you submitted your degree application prior to the deadline.

See the Graduation Application page for details.