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Graduation Ceremony

Graduating students

Watch our video compilation of the Class of 2023:

2024 Commencement Ceremonies

Roane State will hold Commencement Ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, May 3 & 4, 2024. Ceremony times are listed below along with the degrees presented at each ceremony. Students graduating in Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024 are eligible to participate. Students should complete the application to graduate in RaiderNet in order to receive important emails regarding commencement ceremonies.

*Important note: Students should complete the application to graduate in RaiderNet in order to receive important emails regarding commencement ceremonies.

Location

All ceremonies are held on the Harriman Campus in the gymnasium. (driving directions) (maps) Once you arrive to Roane State, there will be many signs directing you for parking and directing you to the gymnasium.

Student check-in & rehearsal is located in the adjoining Dunbar Building, bottom floor, in the Vann Student Center.

Assistance

If you, or someone attending the ceremony with you will need assistance (i.e., ASL interpreting, wheelchair access), please let us know. You should email accommodations@n-73.net with your request/needs. You can also call Sonya Storey at (865) 354-3000, extension 4365.

Information Updates

Check back to this webpage in the months preceding Commencement for important ceremony information.

Student and President greeting

Ceremony Times, Degrees and Online Streaming

All times Eastern

Friday, May 3, at 7pm

Student Check-in/Rehearsal: 6pm, Vann Student Center

Live stream will be available. Click here to watch online.

Saturday, May 4, at 10am

Student Check-in/Rehearsal: 9am, Vann Student Center

University Parallel/Transfer Degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science in Teaching, Associate of Fine Arts 

Live stream will be available. Click here to watch online.

Saturday, May 4, at 2pm

Live stream will be available. Click here to watch online.

Changing Ceremonies

Students unable to attend their assigned time, may request a change of ceremony by emailing the Commencement Planning Committee at millersc2@n-73.net

How many guests can I bring?

There are currently no limits on the number of guests you may bring. Please note that when the gymnasium capacity is reached, guests will be asked to use overflow seating located in the classrooms and theatre to view the ceremony via live video.

Will there be an opportunity for pictures?

Grad Images is the official photographer for the event. A professional picture will be taken as graduates receive their diploma on the stage and a second photo will be taken with a formal backdrop. Proofs will be available online a few days after the event.

Cap & Gown

Caps and gowns can be picked up from the RSCC Bookstore starting in mid-April 2024. There is no additional charge for your cap and gown and they are yours to keep. In order to ensure the best fit, please know your approximate height and weight.

For those who have achieved academic honors (3.5 GPA or higher as of Fall 2023 semester) you may purchase a gold honors tassel for an additional fee. The bookstore has a listing of students eligible for the gold honors tassel.

First Generation student stoles will be given out the day of the ceremony upon check-in.

Special Note

Participation in commencement ceremony does not mean you have graduated from RSCC! Final grades and final evaluations need to be completed prior to the granting of the degree/certificate. All course substitutions, final grades, exit exams (if applicable), and other college obligations must be completed by the end of your graduating term or the posting of your degree will be extended to future terms.

Questions/Help

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Previous Ceremonies

View our Commencement Ceremonies from 2023 at the following links:

 

 

Contact: 

Cody Miller • (865) 354-3000 ext. 5312 • Click name for email address

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