2017 Graduation Ceremony Information

Annual Graduation Ceremony

The May 11, 2017 ceremony will honor the Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 graduates. No ceremonies are held at the end of the fall or summer semesters. Students who anticipate completing degrees or certificates in the summer and who have nine (9) hours or less remaining toward completion are eligible and encouraged to attend the May ceremony.

Ceremony Location and Time

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:30 PM (Graduate check-in begins at 6:00 PM)
Curtis Culwell Center
4999 Naaman Forest Boulevard
Garland, Texas 75040

Ceremony Confirmation Required

If you are a Fall 2016 graduate or if you will be completing your degree or certificate in the Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 semesters and you have submitted a Richland College Application for a Certificate or Diploma, then you are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony. If you wish to attend the ceremony, you must complete the ceremony confirmation which will be available on this page from March 20 – April 2, 2017. The link will also be emailed to those students that have met the eligibility requirements stated above. You may also confirm for the ceremony in person with a Degree Auditor between April 3 and April 7, 2017.

In order for your name to appear in the Ceremony Program, you MUST be confirmed to attend the ceremony no later than Friday, April 7, 2017.

Graduation Packet

Your graduate packet, containing graduate instructions, photographer brochure, guest tickets, and guest instructions, will be available for pick-up from April 11–25, 2017, at the Admissions Office in Thunderduck Hall. Our regular hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 PM. All packets must be picked up by April 25, 2017 in order to guarantee the max number of guest tickets allotted.

*A graduate packet will only be available for those students that have confirmed for the ceremony.

Cap and Gown

The only cost associated with the ceremony is for the purchase of your graduation tassel, cap, and gown. These items are available for purchase at the Richland College Bookstore located on campus in Sabine Hall. The purchase price will be $32.35, including tax. Extra tassels may be purchased for $5.41, including tax. The tassel, cap, and gown are yours to keep, and will be available for sale beginning Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Please note that you will not be able to purchase your cap and gown if you have not completed the ceremony confirmation.

The priority deadline for purchasing your cap and gown is Friday, April 28, 2017.

Optional Purchases

You are not required to purchase anything else. Class rings and personalized graduation invitations will be available for purchase at www.herffjones.com/college/graduation.

Generic announcement cards may be purchased through the Richland College Bookstore for $21.60, including tax for a package of 10.

Diploma frames may also be purchased through the Richland College Bookstore for $108.20, including tax.

Honors stoles (*only for verified students) will be available for purchase in the Richland College Bookstore for $23.76, including tax. *Student must present student ID to be verified.