2018 Commencement Info for Graduates

Before the Ceremony

  • Arrive at BRCC no later than 9:15am, Saturday, May 12th. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00am with or without you.
  • You will check-in at the Check-In Desk located in “F” Building. “D”, “E”, and “F” Buildings are for graduates ONLY. Please do not allow your guests to come with you to the robing areas.
  • Students will line up with their major in designated classrooms in “D” and “E” Buildings. The person at the check-in desk in “F” will tell you in which classroom you belong.
  • Please do not bring personal belongings with you to the robing areas. The classrooms will not be locked during the ceremony, and BRCC will not be responsible for any lost/stolen items.
  • Every student will have at least one identification card which will be read by the Vice President as you walk across the stage. YOU MUST KEEP UP WITH YOUR CARD(S)!! No card, means no name or degree will be read. Card(s) will be handed to you in your robing room.
  • For students receiving multiple awards, you will march with your highest award only. Your secondary award(s) will be read along with your name as you walk across the stage.
  • Honors will also be on your card if you’ve earned them. Only students with a Cumulative (overall) GPA of 3.2 and higher are eligible for honors. Career Studies Certificates are not eligible for honors.
  • You should have already picked up your cap and gown. Please do not lose them! No one marches without a cap and gown!
  • If you need accommodations for the ceremony, please contact Patricia Boyd, Disability Services Coordinator, no later than 3:00pm Friday, May 11th. She can be reached before the ceremony at boydp@brcc.edu or 540-453-2298.

After the Ceremony

  • Professional photographs will be taken of each graduate by King Photo and available for purchase. Pictures will also be available on the BRCC Commencement Page after the ceremony.
  • All degrees will be conferred to your permanent record by June 9, 2018. If you need to send an official transcript to a college/university, employer, etc., please request your transcripts now through SIS or Parchment.com and request that they be sent as soon as your degree is conferred.
  • After all degrees have been conferred, they are printed through a 3rd party vendor and will be mailed to the address that you entered on your graduation application. If you need to change your address, please email your new address to graduation@brcc.edu.
  • Please Note that participation in the Commencement Ceremony is not a confirmation of graduation.