Virtual Graduation FAQ

Are graduation ceremonies back on campus?

Yes! We are pleased to announce that we resumed on campus graduation ceremonies in June 2022.


When will my graduation ceremony take place?

We hold graduation ceremonies each month. To confirm their exact graduation date graduates should reach out to their Academic Coach/Student Advisor.


Where will my on-campus ceremony be held?

We hold all campus ceremonies in our beautiful Main Theatre located at 6363 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028. This historic building once housed Elvis’ private recording studio and seats over 300 guests.


Will the on-campus ceremonies be livestreamed?

Yes! We will stream the on-campus ceremonies to our website at lafilm.edu/live for any friends or family who may not be able to attend in person.


How many guests may I invite to my on-campus ceremony?

At this time graduates are limited to three (3) guest tickets each. This number is due to theatre capacity, contingent on current COVID safety protocols, and subject to change. Graduates may reserve tickets for their guests online at the link sent to them via email one month prior to their graduation.


Are there any current COVID safety protocols I should be aware of when visiting campus?

Please visit https://www.lafilm.edu/alerts/ to view the most current policies and information.


How long is the ceremony?

Ceremonies typically last around one hour.


Are you still holding virtual ceremonies for online students?

Yes! We will continue to hold virtual ceremonies each month, in addition to our campus ceremonies. Online students will have the option of participating in person or virtually.


How do I obtain my cap & gown?

Cap and gown will be available for pick up for those attending the on-campus ceremony at our monthly Graduate Information Session held about ten (10) days before graduation. Online students participating in the virtual graduation ceremony will be sent detailed instructions on how to order their grad package for delivery.

If you cannot attend the Graduate Information Session, we will have them available for pick up the morning of graduation.


When will I get my diploma?

Diplomas will be mailed directly to graduates at the address provided on their graduation application, approximately 8-10 weeks following their graduation ceremony. For diploma related inquiries please email Registrar@lafilm.edu.


For any questions not answered here

We are pleased to share our new Graduation Connect pages where updates and current information may be found.

Grads may visit https://connect.lafilm.edu/grads/ for more information.