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Graduation Ceremony

Graduating students

Frequently Asked Questions

Caps and Gowns

Diplomas

Live Commencement Ceremonies

Live Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, 2020 on the Roane County (Harriman) campus for those who wish to participate. Students previously made reservations to attend. Any students who wish to participate who have not already made a reservation should email graduation@roanestate.edu.

Note that the conditions of participation include completing a wellness screening, wearing masks, physical distancing and any other applicable restrictions in place at the ceremony time as per the CDC and state governing agencies. Guests that attend the ceremony will be required to do the same. The ceremony will also be livestreamed.

Ceremony times/programs are as follows:

Ceremony 1 – Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10am

Student Check-in/Rehearsal at 9:00am – Vann Student Center

Ceremony 2 – Friday, July 24, 2020 at 2:30pm

Student Check-in/Rehearsal at 1:30pm – Vann Student Center

Ceremony 3 – Friday, July 24, 2020 at 7:00pm

Student Check-in/Rehearsal at 6:00pm-Vann Student Center

Ceremony 4 – Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10am

Student Check-in/Rehearsal at 9am-Vann Student Center

Ceremony 5 – Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 2:30pm

Student Check-in/Rehearsal at 1:30pm-Vann Student Center

Ceremony 6 – Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

Student Check-in/Rehearsal at 6:00pm-Vann Student Center

Caps and Gowns

For 2020, caps and gowns can be ordered online through the RSCC Bookstore website beginning April 30, 2020. There is no additional charge for the cap and gown and they are yours to keep. Your height and weight is all you need to know to order your cap and gown.

For those of who have achieved academic honors (3.5 GPA or higher) you may purchase a gold honors tassel for an additional fee. The bookstore has a listing of students eligible for the gold honors tassel. Gold honors tassels may only be purchased online at this time.

Harriman and Oak Ridge Bookstore Phone Numbers and Email Contacts

Harriman and Oak Ridge Bookstore Hours

Diplomas

Please see the main Graduation page for more about picking up your diploma.

Special Note

Participation in the commencement ceremony does not mean you have graduated from Roane State! Final grades and final evaluations need to be completed prior to the granting of the degree/certificate. All course substitutions, final grades, exit exam (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.

Contact: 

Amy Keeling • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4257 • Click name for email address

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