*URGENT UPDATE FROM RCC PRESIDENT DR. ROBERT SHACKLEFORD (posted Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, 5:50 p.m.) - "We forsaw a late August graduation ceremony that would be very safe, with every protocol put in place that would be adequate to protect the safety of all who attend. Recently, however, we have new information that has put us in a different situation.
Based on this information, we have decided to cancel our live graduation this coming Friday evening."
*All 2020 graduates are invited to walk across the stage at graduation on August 27, 2021.* Please note if a student chooses not to attend or is unable to attend the ceremony, it does not impact the student’s status as a graduate of Randolph Community College. A free live stream will also be provided.
Applying to Graduate
If you plan to participate in the graduation ceremony, it is important to follow these steps FIRST.
*Potential graduates must log into their self-service accounts and apply to graduate*.
Next, the Registrar's Office will send an email stating your application to graduate has been received.
Your Advisor will then review your graduation application to verify you are ready to graduate.
Once the Advisor give approval and notifies the Registrar’s Office, the Registrar will then email and mail the student their “Walking Pass” voucher.
The student then take the “Walking Pass” voucher to the Campus Store to indicate they would like to walk in the ceremony.
In order to participate in the ceremony, all graduates must wear graduation attire including an official cap and gown (failure to do so may result in not being allowed to participate in the ceremony).
Please check with the Campus Store for the specific color of our official cap and gown.
Caps and gowns may be picked up in the Campus Store beginning Wednesday, August 4, 2021. All caps and gowns are FREE this year!
You will also be required to sign these GRADUATION REGALIA GUIDELINES.
When: Friday, August 27, 2021
Check-In Time: Graduates report promptly at 5 p.m. for check-in at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
Ceremony Time: The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 6 p.m.
Due to the Guilford County mask mandate, all of those in attendance will be required to wear a mask.
Each graduate is expected to report promptly at 5 p.m. (*dressed in their cap and gown) to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to check-in and to line up for the graduation ceremony.
**It is your responsibility as a student to make arrangements for picking up your graduation attire from the Campus Store prior to the graduation ceremony.**
All holds on student accounts for unpaid fees and debts owed to RCC must be paid in full prior to graduation. If you have questions, please contact the Business Office at 336-633-0292.
Personal Items and Valuables
Do not bring personal items to the graduation ceremony. Please leave congratulatory flowers and balloons inside your vehicle or at home as they will not be allowed inside the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Large purses, book bags, golf umbrellas, and camera bags are also prohibited items. For a complete list of prohibited items see the full list online on the Greensboro Coliseum Complex website.
Food and Drinks
Please do not bring food or drinks with you to the graduation check-in, line up, or ceremony. We recommend that you eat before you arrive.
Special Accommodations for Graduates
*Graduates can pick up their diploma and commencement ceremony programs at the Welcome Center of the Asheboro Campus. Alternatively, students may request their diploma be sent by mail by completing the RCC 2021 Diploma Request to Mail Form here.
Photo Specialties of Chapel Hill, N.C., the leading event photography company in the Carolinas since 1975, will be photographing Randolph Community College graduates during the ceremony. RCC has provided this company with graduate names, mailing addresses, and email addresses where available.
Photo Specialties will email graduates a link to proofs of their graduation photo with ordering information. If an email address was not provided, proofs will be mailed.
Deadlines for Completion of Degree, Diploma, or Certificate
If you complete ALL REQUIREMENTS in FALL 2020, your degree, diploma, or certificate will be available for pick up at the Ann Hoover Welcome Center after Jan. 31, 2021. The package will include your degree/diploma/certificate and a coupon for a free official transcript.
If you complete ALL REQUIREMENTS in SPRING 2021, your degree, diploma, or certificate will be available for pick up at the Ann Hoover Welcome Center after May 31, 2021. The package will include your degree/diploma/certificate and a coupon for a free official transcript.
If you will be completing ALL REQUIREMENTS in SUMMER 2021, your degree, diploma, or certificate will available for pick up at the Ann Hoover Welcome Center after Aug. 31, 2021. The package will include your degree/diploma/certificate and a coupon for a free official transcript.