Records & Registration

Graduation Fair

To participate in the May 2022 Commencement, please plan to attend one of the Graduation Fairs.

Remember to bring your photo ID.

Cap, Gown, Tassel

Each curriculum graduate who is participating in the graduation ceremony will receive a cap, gown, and tassel. Curriculum students have a navy-blue cap and gown.

Early College students should contact their school administration for additional information.

Career and College Promise students should pay for their regalia on the Beacon’s Nest website and then pick it up at a graduation fair. You must bring your printed receipt to receive your cap and gown.

College curriculum graduates who have earned a program grade-point average of 3.5 or above in their diploma or degree program (with all grades “C” or higher) will receive a gold cord when they pick up their cap and gown.

No decorative attachments may be worn on your gown. Students who are members of the recognized honor societies Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, or Sigma Alpha Pi, may wear appropriate pins and stoles.  Please see your organization advisor for information about ordering club regalia.

Adult High School/GED graduates need to purchase black caps and gowns. Contact Jay Taylor for more information.

If you intent to participate in Commencement but are not in the area or unable to attend one of the Graduation Fairs, contact barb.meidl@rccc.edu  to make alternate plans to pick up your graduation regalia.

Verification and Opportunities

  • Verify the spelling of your name and mailing address
  • Get information about the graduation ceremony
  • Get a name card (for car dashboard) and parking pass with directions to Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Have the opportunity to order a class ring
  • Have the opportunity to have graduation portraits taken by Grad Images