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145TH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY!

The 2021 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 8th, 2021on the College Green. Here are the details below:
  • -There will be two ceremonies on May 8th. There will be a ceremony at 11a.m. for the Class of 2020 and all non-health-related majors. The second ceremony will be at 2p.m. for all Class of 2021 health-related majors. Guest are asked to ARRIVE no earlier than one hour before the ceremony. Graduates are asked to line up thirty minutes before the ceremony.
  • Due to the COVID-19 guidelines, there will be limited outdoor seating. Guest are encouraged to bring their own seating. Family members may be seated together on the Green, HOWEVER, there must be 6-feet distancing between non-family members. MASKS ARE REQUIRED!!!
  • Commencement practice will be held on Friday, May 7th, 2021 in front of Davis Library. For those that are graduating at 11a.m. on May 8th, your practice time is 9a.m. For those graduating at 2p.m. on May 8th, your practice time is at 11a.m. GRADUATES–PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!!
  • Bartee Photography will be the ceremony’s photographers. All graduates will be photographed and the photos will be available to be purchased. If you have any questions or ordering photos, visit bartee.zenfolio.com DVDs of the Commencement Ceremony will also be available for purchase. The cost is $20. Contact Mike Thompson at miket@rio.edu for more information to place an order.
  • Graduates may pick up their caps and gowns Monday, May 3rd through Friday, May 7th from 8a.m.-5p.m. or on Saturday, May 8th from 9a.m.-4p.m. in the bookstore located in the Rhodes Student Center.
  • Graduates and their guests may enjoy brunch in the Cafeteria anytime between 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 20201.  Cost is $5.00 per person.

  • For any questions, you may have, visit rio.edu. Updated information will be posted on the website and social media pages.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021!🎊

Those graduates wishing to not participate in this year’s commencement ceremony may contact the registrar’s office at records@rio.edu to update your address and have your degree mailed.

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