Graduation/Commencement

Grad Streaming

(The above stream is the 2022 Commencement ceremonies)

Spring 2023 Commencement 
(Masks are encouraged)

When: Friday, May 12, 2023 
Where: Riverland Community College - Austin East Gymnasium
Time: 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. There are two ceremonies to accommodate all programs. 
Click here to see which time your program is scheduled. (This info not yet available for 2023)
Commencement tickets: Each graduating student participating in commencement will receive 2 tickets when they purchase their cap and gown for up to 2 guests to sit in the gymnasium. Tickets are limited due to limited seating in the gymnasium.
A ticket will be required to enter the gymnasium on the day of commencement.  (1 person per ticket)
(Strollers cannot be brought into the gymnasium. Strollers will be left in Room C124)

There will be additional seating on campus during commencement to view the live stream. A ticket is not required for the additional seating. 
Both ceremonies can be watched live on May 12th at this link www.riverland.edu/commencement and they will also be recorded to watch at a later time.    The recordings will be available until December of the same year. 

Parking:  parking map

Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Graduates: Make sure you are on the list to Graduate!

*Deadlines to Apply for Graduation by semester:
  Fall 2022 - submit graduation application by November 23, 2022
  Spring 2023 - submit graduation application by March 27, 2023
  If a graduation application is received after April 4, 2023, graduate's name will not
  be printed in the Commencement program.
     
Graduation is not automatic; all students must apply to graduate even if they do not intend to participate in the commencement ceremony.
*Students must review their DARS in e-services to see if they meet the requirements to apply for graduation.

Cap and Gown: 
Purchasing begins: March 13, 2023
Deadline to purchase: April 4, 2023
Purchase at the Austin East Bookstore
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Monday through Friday. 
Phone: 507-433-0651 or 507-433-0541
Email: bookstore@riverland.edu
 

Commencement Coordinator: Haley Bauer  
 

For updates around Riverland Community College and COVID-19, please check the www.riverland.edu/healthupdate page regularly.