2024 Commencement/Graduation

Commencement/Graduation will be May 17, 2024 at 7:00pm 

Rehearsal/Graduation Practice: Thursday, May 16th at 5:00pm in the Gymnasium

Commencement/
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Commencement/Graduation will be outside of the Cafeteria on the South Lawn. Since the event this year will be held outdoors on the South Lawn of the Cafeteria there will be no longer be limited seating for guests. For this reason, RSVPs are required to walk in the ceremony. 

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Reedley College Class of 2024 Commencement/Graduation Information

Graduates,

Congratulations on accomplishing this major goal in your collegiate career! We are excited to provide an in-person commencement celebration for our 2024 graduating class based on your career pathway.

For general questions regarding the commencement/graduation ceremony, contact Student Activities at 559-494-3000 ext. 3678.

Cap & Gown Available at the Bookstore

Grad Bundle (incl> Cap, Gown & Tassel) $42.00

Sold Separately

  • Gown> $29.00
  • Cap> $8.00
  • Standard Tassel> $7.00
  • Stole> $37.00
    First Gen Stole> $38.00

Available starting March 6th

Bookstore hours: 8am - 3pm Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Pre-Order Flowers

Location RC Cafeteria South Lawn. Since the event this year will be held outdoors on the South Lawn of the Cafeteria there will be limited seating for guests. For this reason, RSVPs are required to walk in the ceremony

The deadline to RSVP to walk in the ceremony is April 14th.  There will also be overflow seating to watch the livestream on the campus in the Cafeteria and Student Center. 

Check-In For Ceremony: 5PM in the Gymnasium

 

The diploma size is 8 1/2’ x 11’. Graduation candidates will have their diplomas mailed out to the local address as it appears on their Graduation Application in Self Service.

You are required to apply to receive your degree or certificate, whether you decide to walk or not.  The deadline to apply is March 1 st.   If you have not applied for your degree or certificate you must apply following these steps below:

View Steps to Apply for Degree/Certificate

 

Caps, gowns, tassels, stoles, and graduation announcements are now will be available for purchase at the Reedley College Bookstore by mid-March 2023! 

Prices:

Grad Bundle (incl> Cap, Gown & Tassel) $40.00

Sold Separately

  • Gown> $27.00
  • Cap> $10.00
  • Standard Tassel> $8.00
  • Stoles> $34.95

Available starting March 6th

Please take into consideration the following rules when decorating your graduation cap.

Failure to follow these rules will result in a replacement cap being given to you during commencement.

  • No offensive language, sayings, nicknames, pictures or lyrics on cap

  • No objects such as signs, stuffed animals, bells, flowers, or any 3D object may rest on the cap.

  • All decorations MUST lay FLAT on the cap. Nothing can lay perpendicular thus allowing us to see the decoration beyond eye level.

  • Your cap CANNOT make noise. No bells, horns, or anything that makes noise.

It is appropriate to put the following on your cap:

  • Thank a parent, grandparent, teacher, friend

  • Recognize the university you will be attending.

**The administration will reserve the right to disallow anything that is not considered appropriate for the Commencement ceremony.

Only college approved stoles,  purchased at the bookstore or handed out by a formal college group, may be worn with your cap & gown

  • All of our affinity groups hand out stoles, they are not all purchased at the bookstore. 

Monday - Friday: 8 am – 3 pm

The Reedley College Commencement Committee continues to work on finalizing the details of these in-person ceremonies so we can give you the best experience possible. Please check back frequently to this page or login to your SCCCD student email account for updated announcements.

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