RRCC Commencement Information

Commencement Ceremony | May 16th | 10:00 a.m.
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Red Rocks Community College Virtual Commencement 2020 – Accessible

Red Rocks will conduct a virtual ceremony to recognize the achievements of the 2020 spring graduates. This web-based ceremony will include remarks by President Haney and other Red Rocks faculty, staff, and students along with an opportunity for students to submit photos and thank you cards for virtual ceremony recognition. In addition, each graduate will receive a commencement program book and 50th anniversary diploma cover.                                                                                              Diplomas will be mailed to graduates during the summer.

View the Commencement Program Here


 

On behalf of Dr. Michele Haney, President

RRCC Students,

The disruption of the spring semester by the global COVID-19 pandemic has also impacted one of Red Rocks Community College’s most cherished traditions: our Spring commencement. The commencement ceremony marks the culmination of a student’s time on campus and celebrates an important milestone.

Red Rocks does not want the achievements of our students to go unheralded. Therefore, we will honor and recognize these accomplishments with a virtual celebration.

In lieu of the originally scheduled commencement ceremony on May 16, Red Rocks will conduct a virtual ceremony to recognize the achievements of the 2020 spring graduates. This web-based ceremony will include remarks by President Haney and other Red Rocks faculty, staff, and students along with an opportunity for students to submit photos and thank you cards for virtual ceremony recognition.  In addition, each graduate will receive a commencement program book and 50th anniversary diploma cover. Diplomas will be mailed to graduates during the summer.

Red Rocks recognizes that the pandemic has touched every aspect of life and that this is not the commencement that graduates, their families, and their friends were looking forward to. All of us at RRCC hope that this virtual plan will allow graduates to celebrate their great achievements at Red Rocks during this extraordinary time in history.

Those students who have completed the Application for Graduation will receive additional information about these alternate commencement plans.

This update is also available on the Commencement website and the College’s COVID-19 website.

If you have any questions about graduation please contact Carla Plucknett at  Carla.Plucknett@rrcc.edu or Student.Records@rrcc.edu.

Thank you for your understanding. This is very disappointing for all of us.

Michele

Please note:  Spring 2020 Graduates are being given the option of participating in the Spring 2021 Ceremony. Your name will not be listed in the Spring 2021 Program, but we can send you the Spring 2020 Program with your name included.

Regarding Cap and Gown and Regalia Returns or Purchases:

Barnes & Noble as a company has officially closed all stores (including the RRCC Bookstore) through April 11th (and probably later). We and the Arvada Campus are closed through that time as well.

  1. In-store prepaid cap and gowns will be fully refundable. The customer will have to physically come into the store to get a full refund. This, however, cannot be done until we are open for business, which again, the soonest will be April 11th. This date could change depending on the severity of the pandemic.  Please check to make sure the Bookstore has re-opened.
  2. Announcements are fully refundable.
  1. Online Web Site caps and gown prepayments are fully refundable. Herff Jones, our provider for regalia, caps and gowns will start issuing refunds for unwanted caps and gowns April 13th for those who no longer want them.

The Bookstore is getting requests from graduates who still want caps and gowns for home ceremonies. You can still order regalia, caps and gowns through the website on the Graduation web page.

Here is a link for students to have their regalia shipped directly to them.  http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_rrcc/

 

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2020.  The deadline has passed.

We are accepting applications for Fall 2020.  The deadline for those applications is September 2nd

 

Nominate an Outstanding Grad

Nominations for Outstanding Graduate will be accepted from faculty, staff or current students, including self-nominations. To nominate a student, complete the online form here. Nomination Deadline: April 17, 2020


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