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Commencement

Graduation Information

NRCC MAY 2020 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY HAS BEEN CANCELED

The Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) has announced that all VCCS May commencements are cancelled. This includes New River Community College’s planned May graduation ceremonies.

The cancellation is in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to avoid gatherings of 50 people or more over the next eight weeks. The college will make plans to honor the achievements of the Class of 2020 graduates later, at a time and in a manner that is safer for all concerned.

graduation imageFormal graduation exercises are held in May at the end of spring semester. Students who complete course requirements during the subsequent summer session may participate in the May ceremony. Students who complete course requirements during the Fall semester may participate in the next May ceremony.

Students planning to graduate should contact their advisor to initiate the process. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that a graduation application is received in the Admissions and Records Office.

*All degrees, diplomas, and certificates are mailed to the graduates.*

Graduation Information Sessions Take Place Each Fall Semester

Graduation information sessions take place during the fall semester. If you are unable to attend a graduation information session, please contact the admissions and records office for more information.

Graduation Requirements

All graduates must have a GPA of 2.00 in all studies attempted which are applicable toward graduation.

In awarding students an additional degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate, the college may grant credit for all completed applicable courses which are requirements of the additional degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate. However, the awards must differ from one another by at least 25% of the credits.

Course substitutions cannot exceed 10% of the total credits of the program.

At least 25% of the credits must be acquired at the college awarding the degree.

Graduates are eligible for honors (with the exception of career studies certificates) if their cumulative GPA is:

  1. 3.200-3.499 Cum Laude.
  2. 3.500-3.799 Magna Cum Laude.
  3. 3.800-4.000 Summa Cum Laude.

Graduation Application Procedures

The application for graduation should be completed and turned in to the Admissions and Records Office. Download Acrobat Reader

Late applications will still be processed; however, graduation certification could possibly be delayed. Applications are due Friday, November 8, 2019.

Graduation Ceremony

The Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) has announced that all VCCS May commencements are cancelled. This includes New River Community College’s planned May graduation ceremonies.

The cancellation is in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to avoid gatherings of 50 people or more over the next eight weeks. The college will make plans to honor the achievements of the Class of 2020 graduates later, at a time and in a manner that is safer for all concerned.

Graduation Items

Cap and gowns will be available for purchase from the NRCC bookstore.
No ordering necessary.

Estimated Prices:

  • Cap, Gown, and Tassel - $44.00 plus tax
  • Graduation Announcements (pkg. of 10) - $15.00 plus tax
  • Diploma Frame - $94.95 plus tax

Replacement Diplomas

If you have misplaced your original NRCC diploma, a replacement can be ordered through the Admissions and Records Office. The cost is $10 for each diploma ordered. You should allow 4 to 6 weeks for the diploma to arrive.

Admissions/Records Office Contact Information: New River Community College
5251 College Drive, Dublin, VA 24084
Phone: (540) 674-3603 Toll Free: 1-866-462-6722 ext 3603
E-mail: tsmith@nr.edu

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