Guidelines

Randolph Community College
2019 Curriculum Graduation

PREPARATION FOR GRADUATION

PLEASE NOTE: March 29, 2019, is the deadline for 1) participating (walking) in the graduation ceremony on May 8, 2019, 2) having your name printed in the graduation program, and 3) ordering your cap and gown.

• If you plan to participate in the graduation ceremony, you may purchase your official cap and gown in the RCC Campus Store. The cost of the cap and gown will be $35 (includes tax) and may be purchased now until March 29. This must be paid at the time the order is placed.

• 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 or view graduation pictures on RCC’s website for the specific color of our official cap and gown.

• Caps and gowns must be picked up in the Campus Store no later than 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.

GRADUATION EXERCISES

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

WHERE:  The Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex
                1921 West Gate City Boulevard
                Greensboro, NC 27403   

2017 Graduates Take a Selfie

CHECK-IN TIME:  Graduates report promptly at 5:45 p.m. for check-in at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

CEREMONY TIME:  The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. 

 

GUIDELINES FOR GRADUATION
Your cooperation in following these instructions will assure a successful graduation ceremony.

GRADUATE CHECK-IN

Each graduate is expected to report promptly at 5:45 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 BOOKSTORE PRIOR TO THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.** 

PERSONAL ITEMS AND VALUABLES
Do not bring personal items to the graduation practice and ceremony such as purses, bags, cell phones, and cameras. We do not have a way to secure these items, and they cannot be carried with you during the graduation ceremony.

CAMPUS STORE SALES AT GRADUATION
The RCC Campus Store staff will be on-site before the ceremony with last minute graduation gifts, flowers, and RCC apparel for sale.

Additional graduation items can be ordered from Herff Jones such as graduation announcements and class rings. The RCC Campus Store also carries a variety of great graduation gifts including graduation and alumni T-shirts.

GRADUATE PHOTOS
Photo Specialties of Chapel Hill, N.C., will be photographing Randolph Community College graduates as they receive their diplomas. 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.

For more information, contact Photo Specialties directly at 800-722-7033 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The website is www.photospecialties.com.

FOOD AND DRINK
Please do not bring food or drink with you to the graduation check-in, line-up or ceremony. We recommend that you eat before you arrive.

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.**

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GRADUATES
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 venue on a first come, first serve basis.

Deadlines for Completion of Degree, Diploma, or Certificate

Semester Finishing Requirements   Completion Deadline Dates
Fall 2018  December 12, 2018
Spring 2019   May 6, 2019
Summer 2019 July 22, 2019

                
When Will You Receive Your Degree, Diploma, or Certificate?

If you complete ALL REQUIREMENTS in FALL 2018, your degree, diploma, or certificate will be available for pick up at the Ann Hoover Welcome Center after Jan. 31, 2019. The package will include your degree/diploma/certificate and a complementary sealed official transcript.

If you complete ALL REQUIREMENTS in SPRING 2019, your degree, diploma, or certificate will be available for pick up at the Ann Hoover Welcome Center after May 31, 2019. The package will include your degree/diploma/certificate and a complementary sealed official transcript.

If you will be completing ALL REQUIREMENTS in SUMMER 2019, your degree, diploma, or certificate will available for pick up at the Ann Hoover Welcome Center after Aug. 31, 2019.  The package will include your degree/diploma/certificate and a complementary sealed official transcript.