Commencement: With guidance from the CDC, the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), the Chancellor of the VCCS and the community college presidents across Virginia have made the difficult decision to not hold May commencement ceremonies. 

A letter from LFCC’s President, Kimberly P. Blosser:

March 17, 2020

LFCC Students,

As we complete our extended Spring Break, I want to first express my appreciation for your cooperation and willingness to embrace the transition to distance learning we have had to make as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This transition will not be without its challenges, and we ask for your patience. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your professors, your advisors, and other support staff as you have questions or needs. Our operations will continue and we will be with you every step of the way. Your success is our priority, so please let us know how we can help you if you’re having any challenges.

In this unprecedented time, we must make heart-wrenching decisions. With guidance from the CDC, the Virginia Department of Health, and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), the Chancellor of the VCCS and the community college presidents across Virginia have made the decision to not hold May commencement ceremonies. This decision does not come lightly, nor does it undercut the significance of your accomplishments. While we know a public celebration of your achievements is an exciting experience, we encourage you to celebrate with your family and record the occasion via pictures or video. We plan to commemorate this year’s graduation exercises from a distance and will be working on ways for our graduates to share how they are celebrating their best selves. More information will be coming on how to participate. 

Our student support services departments are working to provide any resources you might need via distance. Please review the services available to you at this link: https://lfcc.edu/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-prevention-response/coronavirus-student-services/

Again, let us know how we can help you during this changing time. Please make sure you are doing everything you can to keep yourself and your families safe and well.

Questions or concerns can be submitted via our LFCC Coronavirus webpage (form is at the bottom): http://lfcc.edu/coronavirus

Take good care,

Kim Blosser
President, LFCC

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