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Commencement 2016 Information for Graduates

Time & Place

Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 13th at 1:00 p.m., in the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. It is imperative that all graduates arrive by 12:00 p.m., in order to get started on time. (Please report to the Reggie Lewis Gym).


Graduation Rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday, May 12th at 1:00 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (Field House).39thCommencement pic1

Commencement Invitations

RCC Commencement Invitations will be available for pick on Friday, April 22, 2016 in the Enrollment Center. Each student will receive nine (9) 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 Friday from 8:30 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 through Friday, May 13th at the Bookstore. 

Book Store Hours of Operation: 

Hours week of May 2nd - May 6th
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 9th - 13th:
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 makes 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 Professor Justin Petty by mail, or in person, no later than Thursday, May 12, 2016 along with a CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, made payable to Roxbury Community College(CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED). A production staff member will also be present at the commencement ceremony rehearsal to collect orders. Orders placed after Thursday, May 12, 2016 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 41st Commencement Ceremony live online in its entirety for the fifth straight year.  The stream will go live at 12:45pm on Friday, May 13, 2016.  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