RRCC Commencement Information

We are no longer accepting Fall 2022 Graduation Applications.
We are now accepting applications for Spring 23. The deadline is 2/1/23.
Please do not apply for any other semesters at this time. 
Attention Spring 22 Graduates!

Graduation photos are ready for viewing and ordering

through the following link http://www.GradImages.com


Congratulations Spring 22 Grads! Here is the link to the live stream http://redrocks.cc/2022-Graduation


Nominate an Outstanding Grad (TBD Spring 23)
Nominations for Outstanding Graduate will be accepted from faculty, staff or current students, including self-nominations.
Contact Steve Zeeh for nomination info Steven.Zeeh@rrcc.edu  Nomination Deadline: (TBD)

May 13, 2023 - Graduation Ceremony

Graduates, Current Students, Friends, and Families,

The Red Rocks Community College Commencement Committee is pleased to announce we will be back at the RRCC Pavilion for our ceremony on Saturday, (05/13/23). Diploma covers and programs will be presented and professional photographers will be there to capture the moment. The ceremony will be livestreamed so loved ones unable to attend can watch their graduates commemorate their achievement.


Registration for Graduate Seating (Note: There is only one graduation ceremony and it is in the Spring, May 13, 2023)

Please do not register until Spring semester.  Summer 22 and Fall 22 students are welcome to participate in the Spring ceremony.  All graduates who would like to participate in the graduation ceremony must register here (Graduation Ceremony Info) Please sign up by (TBD).

PLEASE NOTE:  No campus services (e.g., Cafeteria/Bookstore) will be available on the day of Graduation.


Arrival Time and Location

Please plan to arrive promptly at 9:30am and the ceremony will proceed at 10:00am. Graduates will meet in the RRCC Student Recreation Center gym. Please do not arrive before 9:00am as we will still be setting up. Location: Outdoor pavilion/multi-purpose field located north of the east parking lot (map)


Cap and Gown Purchase (TBD Spring 2023)



Rehearsal for grads participating in the ceremony will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Friday, (Date TBD). Meet at the outdoor pavilion. In case of rain, meet in the Community Room at 2:00 p.m.  The Rehearsal is optional but recommended.



Guest seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the date of the ceremony.

Graduates or their guests requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact Accessibility Services at least 72 hours prior to the event. Please call 303.914.6733. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for guests with disabilities. Seating in this area will be limited to the disabled person and two guests.



All lots will be open. Handicapped parking spots will be designated in the East lot and the short-term parking. The entrance to the East lot will be closed when it is full.



All Honors Recognition graduates participating in the ceremony can be awarded a medallion. To qualify your cumulative G.P.A. must be 3.85 or higher and completing the requirements for any degree or completing the requirements for a certificate program at Red Rocks Community College that requires at least 30 credits. If you do qualify, please notify Student Records. Medallions are available at Student Records the week of the ceremony and can be worn on your gown. Please note:  PTK and Honors Recognition are two separate entities. Honors Graduates will be noted in the Commencement Program.


Photo/Name Card

You will receive a card for your personal information.  You must have this card with you during the ceremony and give it to the narrator as you move on stage. The narrator will use the card to announce your name as you receive your diploma cover. Please write clearly and include a phonetic spelling, if needed.



An interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing will be on stage, on the left side.



There will be a number of temporary restrooms set up in various locations near the Pavilion.  As well, Grads and guests can use the restrooms in the East Wing of the building.



Diplomas are not issued at the ceremony. You will be receiving a padded diploma cover when you cross the stage. Spring 2022 diplomas and certificates will be mailed the week of (June 13th), providing that final grades have been posted and all financial obligations have been met.

Questions?  Contact Carla Plucknett carla.plucknett@rrcc.edu


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