Commencement Info for Graduates

2019 Commencement Ceremony 

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at BRCC Campus.

Graduate Instructions

  • Arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.
  • Check-in at the desk in "F" Building.
  • Do not bring bags or personal belongings. You can't take them with you during the ceremony and they will not be secured in D, E, or F buildings.

Caps and Gowns

You may pick up your cap and gown at no charge at the BRCC Bookstore beginning Monday, April 8, 2019 during regular business hours.


May be purchased at the BRCC Bookstore.


RSVP to the ceremony by picking up your cap and gown from the BRCC Bookstore no later than May 1, 2019. You do not need to notify BRCC if you do not wish to participate.

Rain Location

If the ceremony is postponed due to inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to James Madison University (JMU) Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, VA on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  Graduates should arrive no later than 5:15 p.m.

Announcement will be made no later than 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 on local radio, on the College’s main greeting at 540-234-9261, and on the BRCC website if the ceremony is moved to the JMU Convocation Center.

Guest Information


There are no tickets. The ceremony is open admission and seating is first come, first serve. There will be a designated area for handicap seating. Please check with an usher upon arrival.

Restricted Access

Family and friends are not to enter D, E, or F buildings before the ceremony. Restrooms will be available to guests in multiple other locations on campus.

Photo Opportunities

Photos of each graduate will be available courtesy of King Photo and available online.