Graduation – Commencement

Plan to Celebrate with the 2017-18 Graduation Candidates May 10th!

Rochester Community and Technical College’s COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY will be held at 6:00pm May 10, 2018 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
  • Keynote Address
  • Presentation of Class
  • Awarding of Degrees
  • Recessional

Fall 2017 graduates will be recognized, along with Spring and Summer 2018 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.



Thank you to our White Level Sponsors for their contribution to this year’s Commencement Ceremony. Each White Sponsor has donated $500 or more to help make this ceremony even more memorable. Please join me in thanking them for their support.



The 2018 Commencement Committee would also like to thank everyone who has contributed their time, money, and expertise to create such an important and beautiful ceremony!

Congratulations RCTC Class of 2018