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Online degrees available. Choose from seven completely online programs.Online degrees available. Choose from seven completely online programs.

Graduation Ceremony

Graduating students

2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Roane State Commencement is currently scheduled for Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2022. All ceremonies are held on the Harriman Campus in the Gymnasium. The college will hold multiple ceremonies due to the number of graduates, guests and gym capacity.

Graduating students will have an alert in RaiderNet that will link to a Graduation Participation Survey. Graduates are encouraged to complete this as soon as possible. The results of the survey will be used to schedule the various ceremonies and an approximate attendance numbers.

Check back to this webpage in the months preceeding Commencement for important ceremony information. For information regarding your graduation status, please contact the Graduation Office: Graduation - Roane State Community College

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 with your request/needs

Ceremony Times, Degrees and Online Streaming

Students unable to attend their assigned time, may request a change of ceremony by emailing the Commencement Planning Committee at

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 2022. There is no additional charge for your cap and down 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 2021 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.

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.


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