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Graduation Commencement

Watch commencement LIVE at: www.rctc.edu/graduation/stream

Plan to Celebrate with the 2016-17 Graduation Candidates May 11th!

Rochester Community and Technical College's COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY will be held at 6:00pm May 11, 2017 in the Field House at the Regional Sports Center.

Happy Grad at RCTC CommencementPreliminary Schedule
6:00pm - Processional

  • National Anthem
  • Welcome (RCTC President)
  • Recognition of Stage Party
  • Greetings (Minnesota State Representative)
  • Student Greeting (Student President)
  • Music
  • Alum Address
  • Presentation of Class
  • Awarding of Degrees
  • Recessional

Fall 2016 graduates will be recognized, along with Spring and Summer 2017 candidates.

If you are unable to attend Commencement due to distance but wish to be recognized by having your name announced during the ceremony, please contact Jeanne Wilson at 507-285-7127.

The Commencement Program is a fitting conclusion to a successful academic career and the earning of a degree or certificate. Based on hundreds of years of academic tradition handed down from European universities, this ceremony is a colorful, dignified, and festive recognition of the successes of the college and the students who merit degrees.

Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Celebrating 100 years!    1915-2015    www.rctc.edu/100th
Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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