RRCC Commencement Information

Graduation Applications

The deadline for Spring 23 graduation applications has passed.

We will begin accepting Summer 23 graduation applications on April 1st.

Please check back for other semesters which are not yet available. (Not active until May 13, 2023)

Here is the link to the live streamed RRCC 2022 Graduation  The 2023 Graduation will be live-streamed beginning May 13, 2023

Nominate an Outstanding Grad (Deadline March 31, 2023)

Nominations for Outstanding Graduate will be accepted from faculty, staff, or current students, including self-nominations.  Contact Armando Burciaga for nomination info armando.burciaga@rrcc.edu  Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2023.

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 - Required!  (Note: There is only one graduation ceremony and it is in the Spring, May 13, 2023)

All graduates who would like to participate in the graduation ceremony must register here (Graduation Ceremony Info) Graduates must sign up for Graduation Ceremony Seating by May 4th!

Summer 22 and Fall 22 students are welcome to participate in the Spring 23 ceremony. 

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

Cap and Gown Purchasing

Cap and gown purchase packages are available to order http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/rrcc/.

The (Cap, Gown, Tassel) are $45.00 and orders must be placed online by April 1, 2023 at 9:59pm MST. You can have them shipped to you directly, or you can have them delivered to the Bookstore for pick up. April 1st is the definite deadline.

Our cap and gown vendor is having supply chain and production delays and will not be able to accommodate late orders. Caps and gowns must be worn for the Ceremony. If you have missed the deadline, the Bookstore is ordering extra caps and gowns. They should be available after May 5th, but please call them first to make sure they have arrived.

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

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 proceed at 10:00am. . 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)


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 ceremonycan 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 the week before the Ceremony. Medallions will 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.

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 2023 diplomas and certificates will be mailed the week of (June 12th), providing that final grades have been posted and all financial obligations have been met.


Contact Carla Plucknett carla.plucknett@rrcc.edu

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