2019 Graduation Reminders

Graduation Tickets

This year each graduate will receive 5 tickets. Tickets are necessary due to limited seating. All guests must have a ticket in hand to enter the auditorium. This includes children. Once the room is full we will lock the doors until the end of the ceremony.

Graduation Etiquette

We are planning a grand event and want everyone to feel welcome and invited. To that end, we are requesting that no balloons, Frisbees, confetti, beach balls, or noise makers be brought into the gym. Please also ask your friends and family to stay seated during the entire ceremony. There will be a professional photographer taking pictures of all of the graduates. Family and friends are not allowed on the auditorium floor.

Caps & Gowns

Caps and gowns are available for purchase from the College Bookstore. The price of the cap and gown including tax is $40.00. A list of eligible participants have been sent to the Bookstore, so please have your Photo ID ready.

The Bookstore hours through Graduation Day are as follows:

Mon 4/29– Thurs. 5/24: 8:00am – 5:45pm

Fri. 5/25 (Graduation Day): 8:00am – 2:00pm


The mandatory rehearsal will take place on Graduation Day, which is Friday, May 24th. Rehearsal will begin promptly at 4:00pm at the Richmond Auditorium and will take no longer than one hour. Please arrange for child care during rehearsal and plan to arrive at 3:45pm to allow time for parking and to pick up your graduation packet. You MUST have Photo ID in order to pick up your graduation packet.

Commencement Ceremony

Please report to the designated meeting room at the Richmond Auditorium no later than 4:00pm dressed in your cap and gown on Friday, May 24th. Once you arrive you will be unable to leave, so please give all of your personal items and take pictures outside with your family before you enter the auditorium. There will be a lot of people attending this very important event and we need to keep the lobby clear for safety reasons. All guests will be allowed to enter the auditorium beginning at 5:15pm. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00pm.