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Randolph Community College — 2019 Curriculum Graduation

Are tickets required to attend Graduation?

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

Do my children need a ticket to attend Graduation?

Yes, children including babies need a ticket in order to be seated at the graduation venue. 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 5:15 p.m. for check-in. Families and guests will be seated in the ticketed seating area at the graduation venue during graduate check-in. The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

What should I wear?

You ARE REQUIRED to wear your cap and gown during the graduation ceremony. Since you will be walking into the graduation venue, it is recommended you wear sensible shoes.

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.

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 to two hours.

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 at least a week after the ceremony. Click here for more information.

Is the graduation venue air conditioned?

Yes, both the graduate check-in and graduation ceremony areas are air conditioned.

I have special needs. What should I do?

If you as the graduate 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 3, 2019. Special accommodations for guests will be provided at the graduation venue on a first come, first serve basis.