LBCC to hold ‘CARmencement’ ceremony for graduates

During the event, graduates will drive through campus, get cheered on by faculty and staff, and hear commencement speeches.

Posted: Mar 19, 2021 1:10 PM

ALBANY, Ore. – This year, Linn-Benton Community College is getting creative to recognize graduates even during an ongoing pandemic.

A “CARmencement” drive-through ceremony will be held at the Albany campus this June.

"I'm thrilled that we have found a way to celebrate our student's accomplishments with an in-person event this year," said President Lisa Avery. "Our students have shown amazing perseverance and creativity throughout this pandemic and we are happy to finally be able to honor their achievements in a safe and socially-distanced way."

During the event, graduates will drive through campus, get cheered on by faculty and staff, and hear commencement speeches. There will also be music, photo stations and more.

Then, graduates will be able to get out of the car, walk across the stage, and receive their diploma.

Due to state restrictions, last year the college was only able to hold an online commemoration for graduates, so graduates of both the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be invited to participate, college officials said.

If you are a graduate-to-be, you can learn more about signing up for a time slot HERE.

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