COVID-19 Update: Fall Semester Registration, Return to Campus, Grading Reminder and Commencement


Dear Students,

Important updates on Fall Semester and reminders for Spring Semester are below.

Fall Semester Updates

LBCC’s 2020 Fall Semester will be mostly online classes. There will some face-to-face labs in some areas. The Fall Semester schedule will be adjusted and students should review the revised version prior to planning their schedule for Fall. More information, including the revised Fall schedule, will be shared as soon as it is available.

Fall 2020 Registration Dates Moved

LBCC acknowledges that there are decisions that students are making regarding their Fall 2020 schedule that depend on the grades earned in this Spring 2020 term.  Due to the new May 27 deadline to make these grading decisions, LBCC has moved Fall 2020 priority registration to June 1-June 12, with open registration beginning Mon., June 15, 2020

Update on Returning to Campus

With this decision regarding Fall Semester, most students will not be returning to campus on June 10, 2020. However, there will be limited face-to-face instruction. A list of classes that will be returning to campus in Fall will be shared as soon as it is available.

Important Grading Reminder

The following are reminders about the changes in student grading options for this semester:

  1. The choice to withdraw ‘W’ from course(s) up until May 27, 2020
  2. The withdrawal ‘W’ grade will be automatically converted to an excused withdrawal ‘EW’ grade
  3. The choice to change the grading option for any course in the Spring 2020 semester to Pass/No pass up until May 27, 2020 
  4. All course attempts in the Spring 2020 semester will not count towards the total 3 attempts allowed to complete a class, regardless of the grade earned 

Students with questions should make an appointment with a counselor at

Virtual Commencement Ceremony – Fri, June 12, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Long Beach City College’s in-person Commencement Ceremony scheduled for June 4 has been postponed and a virtual ceremony will take place. Long Beach City College’s inaugural Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be on Fri., June 12, 2020 at 5 p.m. You can be part of the celebration by watching the ceremony by visiting In addition, students who would have participated in the 2020 Commencement Ceremony are invited to join the 2021 in-person Commencement Ceremony. More details about Commencement are forthcoming.

Thank you all in advance for your patience and understanding as we experience these changes.