For more information concerning graduation 2023, you may refer to the Liberty University Commencement website. You can also email OnlineAcademyEvents@liberty.edu with any additional questions. In the meantime, check out some important information about graduation below.
Are you a current Senior? Starting THIS year, LUOA is selecting two students to represent LUOA as our school’s FIRST EVER Valedictorian and Salutatorian!
In keeping with our mission to train students to become Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact the world — we are selecting two students who excel in 5 Key Areas that we believe make up the whole student to represent LUOA as Valedictorian and Salutatorian:
The Valedictorian and Salutatorian will have an opportunity to address the LUOA Senior Class as a part of May 2023’s Commencement Activities and will receive an award and recognition as a part of the ceremony!
The Leadership and the Administration of LUOA will select Students each academic year who have shown excellence in Community Service to highlight the impact they have made through Community Service. As a part of May 2023’s Commencement Activities, each student will receive an award and recognition and we will share their work via video.
In order for a student to qualify for participation in the graduation ceremonies, they must be considered a full-time senior by February 1 of the graduating year. For example, a student who is looking to participate in LUOA’s May 2023 commencement exercises must be considered a full-time senior by February 1, 2023. Students and parents may contact our academic advising team in order to determine if they are eligible to participate.
A Degree Completion fee of $50 will be added to your account. This fee is also for students who don’t plan on attending Commencement. This fee covers things such as your diploma, diploma covers, shipping costs, transcripts, etc., and will need to be paid prior to you receiving your Diploma or final transcript.
No. All LUOA students, even if they are dual-enrolled or on an AA track, will participate only in the LUOA-specific ceremony, not the department of their track.
Yes. There is a $50 fee for all students – whether they participate in commencement activities or not. This will be added to the student’s account in February. This fee covers things such as the diploma, diploma covers, shipping costs, transcripts, etc., and will need to be paid prior to the student receiving their diploma or final transcript.
Students do not receive their diplomas at graduation. Once their last class is completed, their courses are reviewed – and if it is determined that they have met all necessary requirements, their degree is conferred and processed.
No. At this time, Liberty University has not put any limits on how many can attend graduation. Tickets are not required to attend.
We would suggest that you start making hotel reservations now. Because this ceremony is for the entire university, the rooms fill up very fast.
Other accommodations (if you are finding that hotels are already booked) can be found through Airbnb or Vrbo.com.
You can send all of your questions to our graduation team by emailing OnlineAcademyEvents@liberty.edu.