Commencement ceremonies for both campuses are held bi-annually at the end of the spring and fall semester in Danville, Illinois. A student registered to complete graduation requirements in the summer may participate in the commencement ceremony.

Announcements and Other Items for Purchase

Students have recently requested additional graduation memorabilia items. Students can order directly through Herff Jones using this website:


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 check the appropriate box on the Student Hometown Bureau News Release Form and return this within the first week of class for the semester of which will be publicized. Additionally, in order for the information TO BE RELEASED to a SPECIFIC hometown newspaper the student must return the Student Hometown Bureau News Release Form.

Caps & Gowns

The cost of the cap & gown is included in the graduation fee. Students that qualify for honor cords will receive one prior to the scheduled photo sessions. The College will cover the cost of honor cords.

College Pins

Students from both campuses will receive a Lakeview College of Nursing Pin at graduation held in Danville, IL. The cost of the pin is included in the graduation fee.

Dates & Details

Friday, December 16, 2016
7:00 pm   (Graduates should arrive by 5:30 pm)  

Danville High School
Dick Van Dyke Auditorium
202 East Fairchild St.
Danville, IL 61832
Click here for directions


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. The cost of the diploma and diploma cover is included in the graduation fee.

Graduation Survey

A survey will be distributed to all potential graduates and must be completed and returned to the Registrar's office at least 3 weeks prior to Commencement.


All graduates are encouraged to participate in a pre-graduation individual photo. This is included in the standard graduation fee. Additional photos will be available for purchase. A professional photographer will be on-site at each campus. Unfortunately if you are not able to attend there will be no reschedule time. You will receive an email prior to with the date and time.

Cap & Gown Available On Site. Please wear a white collared shirt

Additional Photos will be taken the day of graduation. A professional photographer will be on site to take group photos.  Payment will be due at graduation along with the order form. Participation in this group photo serves as permission from the individual for LCN to post the photo to its website and/or forward it to the media. The College will provide a pinning photo from graduation that will be mailed out with your diploma. Click here for order form. Please be sure that you bring the order form along with payment to graduation to hand to the photographer


You are welcome to invite as many guests as you like and tickets will not be required.

Hotel Information

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

Here are some photos of the historic 1924 auditorium where graduation is held: