Luna commencement exercises postponed
Luna Community College has postponed its commencement exercises ̶ originally scheduled for Saturday May 9 ̶ as it continues to address the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
The deadlines to apply for spring and summer graduation, ordering regalia and announcements have also been postponed.
“Students should rest assured that degree-awarding procedures will proceed as normal,” says Luna Registrar Henrietta Romero. “Once a rescheduled date has been finalized, the college will notify students.”
The Office of the Registrar will continue to provide services to students via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-454-2548. The college’s main phone number is 1-800-588-7232. A full campus directory is available at luna.edu/directory.
All classes that can be transferred to distance education will do so beginning on Monday, March 23. Luna has closed its campuses to students and the public until at least Monday, April 6. The date could change depending on the pandemic.
Students expecting to complete programs by the end of spring or summer 2020 are asked to submit their Application for Degree and Graduation Clearance to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Students can submit their documents to the Office of the Registrar via e-mail at email@example.com or via fax to 505-454-5348. Students will still be required to contact the fiscal office to pay the $15 one-time (per degree/certificate) graduation fee.
Other important information:
· Routing of the Graduation Clearance form will be performed by the Office of the Registrar (students need not to be present).
· Walk-up and in-person orders for official transcripts is suspended until further notice. We encourage all patrons who require an official transcript to use the college’s online Parchment service at: https://exchange.parchment.com/send/adds/index.php?main_page=login&s_id=7ok9ESBnh6XMxy8K.
If you are not a current student or have not used the system before, be sure to “Create Account” before beginning the process. If you require additional assistance with this process, please contact the Office of the Registrar.
· Students may also scan, e-mail or fax (505-454-5348) the Transcript Request Form to the Office of the Registrar which can be found at: https://luna.edu/media/page_files/Transcript_Request_revised_2017.pdf. (Include a copy of your photo ID)
“Luna Community College and the student services division are committed to ensuring that students and community members are aware of our commitment to continue to serve in these unprecedented times,” said Romero. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation as we work to keep our campus and community safe.”
All student services departments are available remotely. Contact information for these departments is listed below.
Student Success Center
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Office of the Registrar
Dual Credit Office
Veteran’s Resource Center