RRCC Commencement Information

 


Access your 2024 grad photos here!

You can then insert your last name, Red Rocks Community College, and the Graduation Year to find your photos.  If you have difficulty finding your photos you can call 850.907.2740 (Everywhere) or 800.261.2576 (United States)

The 2024 Graduation will be live-streamed beginning May 11, 2024. Here is the link to the live streamed RRCC 2024 Graduation.

Graduation Applications

Summer Applications are no longer being accepted.  The deadline has passed.  Any applications submitted after the deadline will be processed for Fall.  We will begin accepting applications for Fall on August 1st.

Nominate an Outstanding Graduate! (This has been completed for Spring 2024)

Nominations for Outstanding Graduate are now being accepted from faculty, staff or current students, including self-nominations. Two Outstanding Graduates will be selected to speak at the May 11, 2024, commencement ceremony. To nominate a student, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please email the Student Life Office at RRCC.StudentLife@rrcc.edu

The nominee must have completed a minimum of thirty semester credit hours at Red Rocks Community College with a GPA of 3.25 or better. 

The nominee must be a Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or a Spring 2024 graduate.  

Nominees must have demonstrated a positive impact in one or more of the following areas:

  • Campus clubs/organizations
  • Student Government
  • Work study or student hourly employee
  • Community or Campus Service

Both degree and certificate graduates will be considered.

The outstanding graduate nominations will be reviewed by the Commencement Committee.

Names of finalists will be forwarded to the college president for final selection. Deadline March 4th, 2024.

Students!  If a sign-in box comes up when you open the link, please use your Student Email to enter.

Fill out the online Nominations for Outstanding Graduate form here

 

Spring 2024 (May 11th) - Commencement Ceremony, 10am at the Outdoor Pavilion/Multi-purpose Field

Graduates, Current Students, Friends, and Families

The Red Rocks Community College Commencement Committee is pleased to announce we will be at the RRCC Pavilion for our ceremony on Saturday (5/11/24). 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.

All graduates who are participating in the ceremony must register for their seating spot here (Graduation Ceremony Info)

  • Register for Ceremony Seating - Required!  (Note: There is only one ceremony and it is in the Spring, 5/11/24)
  • Graduates must sign up for Ceremony Seating by (May 1st)!
  • Summer 23 and Fall 23 students are welcome to participate in the Spring 24 ceremony. 

Cap and Gown Purchasing

Caps and gowns must be worn for the Ceremony!

NOTE:  If you ordered online for pick-up at the RRCC Bookstore, those caps and gowns have arrived and can be picked up.  If you need to purchase your cap and gown through the Bookstore, they will be available May 2nd.

The link for online Cap and gown purchase packages is currently open (the deadline is April 15th) for expedited home shipping only (there is an extra cost of $22.00). http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/rrcc/

If you have missed the online order deadline, the Bookstore is ordering extra caps and gowns. They should be available May 2nd.

The (Cap, Gown, Tassel) are $48.00 (approx) and orders must be placed online by April 1, 2024 at 9:59pm MST.  The deadline for pickup orders has passed.

Bachelor of Applied Science Graduates, please contact Carla Plucknett carla.plucknett@rrcc.edu for cap and gown purchase info.

PLEASE NOTE: No campus services (e.g., Cafeteria/Bookstore) will be available on the day of Graduation.  Please make sure you have your cap and gown by Friday, May 10th!

Arrival Time and Location

Graduates will meet and line up in the RRCC Student Recreation Center gym promptly at 9:30am and the ceremony will begin at 10:00am.  Please wear your cap and gown and 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 will be the location of the actual ceremony. (map)

Rehearsal

Rehearsal for grads participating in the ceremony will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Friday, (May 10th). Meet at the Rec Center Gymnasium.  The Rehearsal is optional but recommended.

Seating

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

Accessible Seating

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 or email access@rrcc.edu.  Seating in the accessible area will be limited to the disabled person and two guests.

Parking

All lots will be open. Accessible 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.  Golf carts will circle the lots to assist people needing mobility assistance.

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.  Please fill out the back of the card for photo information.

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

Communication Access

An ASL interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing will be on the left side of the stage.  Real-time captioning is available on your personal mobile device.  To access captioning use the QR code provided inside the Commencement Program available on-site the day of graduation or go to rrcc.intellitext.us

Restrooms

There will be a number of temporary restrooms (including accessible 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 and the Rec Center.

Diplomas

Diplomas are not issued at the ceremony. You will be receiving a padded diploma cover when you cross the stage. Spring 2024 diplomas and certificates will be mailed out the week of June 10th, providing that final grades have been posted and all relevant financial obligations have been met.

Honors

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 contact carla.plucknett@rrcc.edu the week before the Ceremony. Medallions will be available through the Student Records/Graduation office the week of the ceremony and can be worn on your gown. Medallions will also be available at the Rehearsal and before the Ceremony.

Please note: PTK and Honors Recognition are two separate entities. Honors Graduates will be noted in the Commencement Program

Questions?

Contact Carla Plucknett carla.plucknett@rrcc.edu

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