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Commencement 2017 Information for Graduates

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Time & Place

Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 19th at 1:00 p.m., in the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. It is imperative that all graduates arrive by 11:30 a.m., in order to get started on time. (Please report to the Reggie Lewis Gym).


Graduation Rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (Field House).

Commencement Invitations

RCC Commencement Invitations will be available for pick up on Friday, April 21, 2017 in the Enrollment Center. Each student will receive six (6) tickets. The Enrollment Center is located in Building 2, 1st floor, Room 102. Our hours of operation are Monday & Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Commencement Attendance Confirmation

We would like to confirm that you will be attending your Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Please click link here to confirm your attendance.

Honor Cords and Stoles

Students graduating with a cumulative average of 3.00 - 3.75 may wear an Honor Cord. Students graduating with a cumulative average of 3.76 - 4.00 may wear an Honor Stole. Cords and Stoles will be distributed at graduation upon check-in.

Caps & Gowns

RCC students can purchase their caps & gowns through Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Bookstore. 

Book Store Hours of Operation:
Hours week of May 1st - May 5th
Monday - Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4th - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hour week of May 8th – 19th
Monday - Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cap and Gown Costs:
Cap & Gown Cost Certificate Students: $ 38.00
Cap & Gown Cost Associate degree students: $ 58.00
Hood Only Cost: $ 20.00
Tassel Only Cost: $ 3.00

Commencement Video DVD

This year, the Graduation Committee has once again decided to make copies of the Commencement Video available to all graduates, their families and friends for $25.00 per DVD. If interested, please fill out the order form on the back, make a copy for yourself and return it to me by mail or in person no later than Thursday, May 18, 2017 along with a CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, made payable to Roxbury Community College. (CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED) There will be a commencement ceremony rehearsal for all graduates at 1:00pm on Thursday, May 18, 2017. A production staff member will also be present to collect orders in person as well. Orders placed after Thursday, May 18, 2017 will incur a late fee of $5.00 per DVD. DVD’s will be mailed to you approximately eight (8) weeks after graduation. All proceeds from the sale of the video will benefit the Roxbury Community College Broadcast Media Technology program and Video/Audio Club. If you have any questions about purchasing the video, please contact Professor Petty at (617) 541-5393.

Live Streaming

The RCC Commencement Committee and the Broadcast Media Technology Department are proud to announce that we will be streaming the 42nd Commencement Ceremony live online in its entirety for the sixth straight year.  The stream will go live at 12:45pm on Friday, May 19, 2017.  If you are graduating and have loved ones that are unable to attend the ceremony, please forward the link below to them so that they can witness you receiving your Certificate or Degree on stage.  This link will remain active for 1 year.  To view the live stream, please click here

Live streaming video by The Broadcast Media Technology Department