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Commencement 2015 Information for Graduates

Time & Place

Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 15th 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 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (Field House).39thCommencement pic1

Commencement Invitations

Each graduating student will receive 6 invitations for their family and friends. Invitation will be available beginning on Monday, April 13th in the Enrollment Center, Room 102 Administration Building (2).  Invitations may be picked up Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

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 beginning Monday, April 13th through Friday, May 15th at the Bookstore; the estimated price is $58.00. Please check Bookstore for hours of operation. Caps & gowns can also be purchased at dress rehearsal for commencement, which will be held at the Reggie Lewis Center, on Thursday, May 14th at 1:00 PM.39thCommencement pic2

Certificate Students

Students who earn a certificate are encouraged to participate in Commencement.

Commencement Video and Yearbook DVD

This year, the Graduation Committee has once again decided to makes copies of the Commencement Video available to all graduates, their families and friends for $25.00 per DVD and we will also make available for purchase the 2015 RCC Yearbook on DVD for $20.00.  You can save $10.00 by purchasing both DVDs together for $35.00.  If interested, please fill out the order form on the back, make a copy for yourself and return it to Professor Justin Petty no later than Thursday, May 14, 2015 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 14, 2015.  A college staff member will be present to collect orders in person as well.   Orders placed after Thursday, May 14, 2015 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 40th Commencement Ceremony live online in its entirety for the fourth straight year.  The stream will go live at 12:45pm this Friday, May 15th, 2015.  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

Social Media

Make sure to share your commencement photos and reflections on your time at RCC on Facebook and Twitter!  The official RCC hashtag for Commencement 2015 is #RCCGradsRock15.  When you share your commencement photos, photos of end of year events, or any reflections on your time at RCC on Facebook, make sure to tag Roxbury Community College and accompany your posts with #RCCGradsRock15!  When you tweet commencement related content on Twitter, link to our twitter handle (@SeeRCC) and use #RCCGradsRock15!

“Class Night 2015”

Join us on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00 p.m. aboard the Odyssey Dinner Cruise; which is docked at 60 Rowes Wharf, Atlantic Ave. Boston.  Behind the Boston Harbor Hotel.  Tickets may be purchased from the Office of Student Life and Student Engagement. Boarding begins at 6:00 p.m. the ship sets sails promptly at 7:00 p.m.


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