Randolph Community College
2018 Curriculum Graduation

Frequently Asked Questions

Are tickets required to attend Graduation?

Yes, graduates will be given a limited number of tickets when they pick up their caps and gowns.

Tickets will be required for seating in the Asheboro High School gymnasium, where the ceremony is being held. Overflow seating is available in the AHS auditorium - the graduation ceremony will be broadcast there on a live feed.

Do my children need a ticket to attend Graduation?

Yes, children including babies need a ticket in order to be seated in the Asheboro High School gymnasium. The seating capacity in public buildings is regulated and monitored by the Fire Marshal.

What time do I have to be there?

Graduates are asked to report promptly at 5:45 p.m. for check-in at the auxiliary gymnasium. Families and guests will be seated in the gymnasium or auditorium during graduate check-in. The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

What should I wear?

It is recommended that men wear dark shoes, dark pants, white shirts and ties; ladies should wear dresses or dark pants and dark shoes. You ARE REQUIRED to wear your cap and gown during the graduation ceremony.

What should I do with my personal items?

Do not bring personal items or valuables (such as purses, bags, cell phones, and cameras) to the graduation ceremony. We do not have a way to secure these items and they cannot be carried with you during the graduation ceremony.

Are food and drink allowed?

Please do not bring food or drink with you to the graduation check-in or ceremony. We ask that you eat before you arrive. Water fountains are available in the hallways.

How long is the commencement ceremony?

Depending on the final number of participants, the ceremony including the academic procession and recession will be approximately an hour and a half.

Are professional photographs available?

Yes, a professional photographer will take photos of each graduate receiving his or her diploma. Photo proofs will be available online through Photo Specialties a few days after the ceremony. Visit http://www.randolph.edu/graduation-photos.html for more information.

Is the gymnasium air conditioned?

Yes, both the gymnasium and the auditorium at Asheboro High School are air conditioned.

Where are the restrooms?

Restrooms are located just across the hall from the front entrance to the gymnasium.

I have special needs. What should I do?

If you need special accommodations during the graduation ceremony, please contact Rose Chilson at 336-633-0394 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tara Williams at 336-633-0279 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, May 4, 2018.