About the Ceremony:

This is unlike any graduation you have ever known, although we do make you and your family sit there while we read each name as you stand in the front, the difference, is that you are eating dinner at The Dominion Country Club while it is going on! This is free to the students, guests will pay a flat fee of $72 each for the event, to cover their food.

To graduate, students will need to:

  • Check the online school info center at least once per semester to verify the accuracy of the active academic program and catalog year.
  • Meet with your advisor regularly to verify progress toward graduation.
  • Notify your advisor of any discrepancies with your program
  • The Landers Photography School office will identify students who are eligible to graduate and reach out to you about two months before the end of your sixth/final semester ends.
  • The commencement information form will be available for students who are eligible for graduation. The commencement information form allows candidates to provide information about how they would like their name to appear on the certificate, and if they will attend the commencement ceremony, and how many friends and family will be in attendance. The form will also request five of the students’ favorite images that they created while attending Landers Photography School as well as a headshot and their chosen photography specialty; all to be included in the slideshow presentation.
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Commencement Ceremony Procedures

Preparation for the Ceremony

We wish the best for each of our graduates. I order to preserve the honor and dignity of this special occasion, we request that everyone display courteous and respectful behavior toward the graduates, their families and friends. We request that guests arrive on time. Please refrain from loud talking, noisemakers, and cell phones so that everyone can enjoy the ceremony as we honor each graduate.

  1. Graduates and guests should arrive by 6:30 p.m. on [date to be determined] at The Dominion Country Club. Please arrive on time.
  2. A commencement program will be placed at each seat, so that all know what will be happening at the ceremony.
  3. Graduates should wear nice attire. Men are encouraged to wear nice pants, dress shirt and nice shoes. Ladies are encouraged to wear nice dresses or slacks, blouse, and nice shoes.

o [A map will be added here of the country club to show where to drive up and park, and a map of the interior so they know where to go]

Commencement Exercises

  1. The ceremony will proceed in the order listed in the commencement program, beginning with a welcome and Introduction message. President’s message, and comments from the class president.
  2. There will be a slide show presentation of images created by the graduates as well as a headshot and specialties of the graduate.
  3. At the appropriate time, the graduates will be called one at a time to the front to receive their certificate.
  4. The presenter will announce the names of the graduates as they come to the front to receive their certificate. A photograph will be created as the graduate is receiving his/her certificate and shaking hands with the President.
  5. After all of the graduates have received their certificates and returned to their seats, the presenter will direct the graduates to return the front for a group photograph.

Accessibility/diet Assistance

Commencement organizers provide a number of services for guests who need a helping hand. In order to meet all needs, and we urge you to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you or a member of your party requires assistance or special diet on commencement day.

Guests with Limited Mobility

We strive to make the ceremony comfortable and accessible for all graduates and guests. The Dominion Country Club is accessible; however, an early arrival is recommended as seating for patrons with limited mobility will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop off and handicapped parking is just past the main entrance.

Guests with Hearing Impairments

The speaker will be using a microphone to make sure that everyone can hear what is going on.